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Clever, Safe, Cool: Enjoy a Relaxing Summer with Opel

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 11:00

  • Comfortable: AGR-certified ergonomic seats
  • Bright as can be: Ultra-modern LED headlights turn night into day
  • Connected: Opel OnStar Wi-Fi Hotspot for internet connectivity for all occupants
  • Protected: Practical blinds and visors against strong ultraviolet rays


The days getting are getting longer, temperatures are rising and the Summer holiday period is approaching fast. It’s high time to start planning your travels with a trio of Opel vehicles which are ideal for Summer road-trips - the bestselling Opel Mokka X, the compact Opel Astra Sports Tourer and the versatile Opel Zafira. The new Opel Insignia Sports Tourer and the new Opel Crossland X will be exciting additions to this line up, available at local Opel dealerships from May 27th and June 3rd respectively.

The holiday starts as soon as you sit into an Opel thanks to the standard comfort seats and premium ergonomic seats certified by the AGR (Aktion Gesunder Rücken e.V.) back specialists. The ultra-modern seats provide the ideal sitting position thanks to the numerous adjustment functions, while the unique combination of side bolster adjustment, massage function, and cooling ventilation offers maximum comfort in warmer weather. The standard air-conditioning and the optional two-zone automatic climate control, with which the driver and front passenger can individually adjust the temperature according to their preference, offer additional comfort.

For a breath of fresh air, the electric glass sun roof available for the Astra Sports Tourer and the Mokka X provides a gentle, refreshing breeze. The Solar Protect heat-absorbing glazing and Solar Reflect windscreen (Mokka X) also ensures pleasant temperatures and minimal glare in the car. On the outside, a special coating prevents the new compact SUV’s interior from overheating while tailored sun visors for the rear and side windows protect passengers from excessive sunlight. The numerous accessories for all Opel models ranging from A(DAM) to Z(afira) are listed in the new Opel+ Accessories magazine available at every Opel dealer and at

Turns night into day: The Opel LED technology

Those who prefer to travel during the night can rely on Opel’s LED technology to provide outstanding visibility. Both the Mokka X and the Zafira bring AFL (Adaptive Forward Lighting) LED headlamps to the compact van and compact SUV segment and guide the way to the holiday destination on cooler summer nights.

The award-winning IntelliLux LED® matrix headlights in the Opel Astra Sports Tourer deliver premium-level technology. Consisting of 16 LED segments – eight on each side of the vehicle – the LED matrix system automatically and constantly adapts the length and distribution of the light beam to every traffic situation. As soon as the vehicle exits urban areas, the high-beam lighting is automatically switched on. When the Opel Eye front camera detects light sources from oncoming or preceding traffic, individual LEDs in the relevant zone are deactivated, simply “cutting out” the area around the vehicles, thus enabling Astra drivers to keep full beam on without dazzling other road users.

Great entertainment thanks to Opel OnStar and IntelliLink systems

Take the stress out of those longer Summer road-trips with the class leading Opel OnStar, which comes as standard in most variants of the Astra Sports Tourer, the Mokka X and the Zafira. The personal connectivity and service assistant offers numerous services ranging from Automatic Crash Response to Stolen Vehicle Assistance, plus the recently added hotel room booking[1] and parking spot search[2] via one of the personal OnStar Advisors. The system is not just a guardian angel and organiser; it also ensures outstanding entertainment with its powerful 4G/LTE Wi-Fi hotspot[3] which can support up to seven devices at once. Kids travelling in the back of the car will appreciate the FlexConnect adaptor which enables tablets to be mounted to the rear of the front seat head rests so they can play their games or watch videos in comfort.

Occupants also have access to the most important features of their Apple and Android smartphone thanks to the modern IntelliLink 4.0 infotainment system, which also offers outstanding entertainment and dependable navigation. Those who like to enjoy their music at especially high sound quality can choose top-of-the-range sound systems, ranging from Bose to Infinity, depending on the Opel model. The Opel Astra Sports Tourer and the Opel Mokka X are optionally available with the ultra-modern Navi 900 IntelliLink, the Opel Zafira can be ordered with Navi 950 IntelliLink.

Easy with Opel: Transporting surf boards, kayaks or bikes

Depending on the model, the Opel vehicles offer excellent trunk volume in their respective segment. The maximum loading capacity of the Mokka X is 1,372 litres, the Astra Sports Tourer boasts 1,630 liters and the Zafira leads the way with 1,860 litres. Base carriers for the Opel roof box or various Thule roof boxes increase the luggage volume by up to 470 litres, creating additional space for luggage.

For the adventurers, surf board or kayak carriers can also be attached to the roof of the Opel Mokka X and Opel Zafira for easy transport. For those who prefer to go off the beaten track, the Opel Mokka X features optional adaptive 4 x 4 all-wheel drive which offers outstanding grip on all surfaces. Both the Mokka X and the Zafira can transport up to four bicycles thanks to the integrated FlexFix bicycle carrier.

Bring on the holiday season, thanks to the Opel Zafira, the Astra Sports Tourer and the Mokka X. The new Opel Insignia Sports Tourer and the new Opel Crossland X are on their way to dealerships just in time to make a big splash this Summer.


[1] Via E-mail address and credit card required.

[2] Via Parkopedia.

[3] OnStar Services require activation and account with OnStar Europe Ltd. Wi-Fi Hotspot Services require account with nominated network operator. Charges apply after expiry of applicable trial periods. All services subject to mobile network coverage and availability. Check [LOCAL SITE] for service limitations and charges.



Emily Barry

Senior Brand & PR Manager, Opel Automobile Ireland Ltd.

Phone: +353 1 216 1064

Mobile: +353 87 700 8441