With this headline, auto motor und sport alludes to the slogan “Opel the reliable” used for the first time in 1936. The German automaker advertised its products like this until the early 1980s. Now this key phrase is again the focus of the QUALITY!2022 strategy, in which Opel has set itself the goal of becoming better with each new product in order to be an industry leader in quality by 2022. Not only the Opel Astra Sports Tourer endurance test result impressively confirms that Opel is on the right track. The number of warranty claims for new passenger cars has also fallen by 50 percent since 2000.
Vice President GM Europe for Quality Thomas Simon is very pleased with the Opel Astra’s spotless endurance test result. “Our quality offensive is in full swing – and it’s obviously a real success. Now we want to go a step further. Typical Opel values are precision, efficiency and reliability. These obligate us to develop and build all new vehicle generations, bodies and powertrains in the best-possible quality.”
Quality is not only apparent in technical reliability, but also in everyday suitability. auto motor und sport describes this in the Astra endurance test as follows: “You get into the car and immediately feel perfectly at home in it.” The reasons listed for this include the excellent seats, great suspension comfort, large luggage compartment capacity and the powerful yet economical diesel engine with 350 Nm torque. So all told, the editors see a “convincing touring car” in the Sports Tourer that also gets plus points for good traction and effective heating in the winter. The author summarizes, “The Astra shows its best side on long journeys.”