Opel Australia is offering driveaway pricing across its entire vehicle line-up and has introduced a new 24-hour test drive program to give prospective customers more time behind the wheel.

The German brand’s pricing offer sees the city-sized Opel Corsa now start from $16,990 driveaway, the Opel Astra hatch from $22,990 driveaway, and the mid-sized Opel Insignia from $39,990 driveaway.

A disclaimer on Opel Australia’s public website explains the driveaway pricing offer applies to vehicles sold and delivered by February 28, while stocks last at participating dealers.

The 24-hour test drive offer, which Opel is calling its ‘German Exchange Program’, allows approved drivers (learner and probationary licence holders excluded) to take a demo vehicle home overnight to spend more time with it before purchasing.

Opel Australia managing director Bill Mott said the combination of the two new offers should give the fledgling local division momentum for a strong year in 2013.

“We’ve had a lot of feedback from customers that it is hard to get a real feel for a vehicle when you take it out on such a short test drive from the dealership,” Mott said.

“Our German Exchange Program gives the customers the opportunity to live and experience our cars in their own environment.”

Opel sold 541 vehicles – 365 Astras, 111 Insignias, 65 Corsas – in Australia in 2012 following the opening of showrooms in September.

Opel Australia will expand its range in March when it adds sporty OPC variants of its three model lines.

 

Opel Corsa driveaway prices:

  • Base three-door manual – $16,990
  • Colour three-door manual – $18,990
  • Colour three-door auto – $20,900
  • Enjoy five-door manual – $19,490
  • Enjoy five-door auto – $21,490

 

Opel Astra hatch driveaway prices:

  • Base 1.4 petrol manual – $22,990
  • Base 1.4 petrol auto – $24,990
  • Luxury 1.4 petrol manual – $25,740
  • Luxury 1.4 petrol auto – $27,740
  • Base 2.0 diesel manual – $26,990
  • Base 2.0 diesel auto – $28,990
  • Select 2.0 diesel manual – $30,990
  • Select 2.0 diesel auto – $32,990
  • Select 1.6 petrol manual – $27,990
  • Select 1.6 petrol auto – $29,990
  • Sport 1.6 petrol manual – $32,4900
  • Sport 1.6 petrol auto – $34,490

 

Opel Astra Sports Tourer driveaway prices:

  • Base 1.4 petrol auto – $26,990
  • Base 2.0 diesel auto – $30,990
  • Select 1.6 petrol auto – $31,990
  • Select 2.0 diesel auto – $34,990

 

Opel Astra GTC driveaway prices:

  • Base 1.4 petrol manual – $29,990
  • Base 1.4 petrol auto – $31,990
  • Sport 1.6 petrol manual – $35,990

 

Opel Insignia sedan driveaway prices:

  • Base 2.0 petrol auto – $39,990
  • Base 2.0 diesel auto – $41,490
  • Select 2.0 petrol auto – $46,990
  • Select 2.0 diesel auto – $48,490

 

Opel Insignia Sports Tourer driveaway prices:

  • Base 2.0 petrol auto – $41,990
  • Base 2.0 diesel auto – $43,490
  • Select 2.0 petrol auto – $48,990
  • Select 2.0 diesel auto – $50,490



  • Sarah

    Personally I think this is a good idea, it lets you test the drive in your every day scenario so you can decide if the car is appropriate for you, as someone who purchased my first car in 2010 and will look to buy again in the next 4-5 years I would like something that is suited to the road, conditions and my everyday use. Currently if I was to buy again I would look at a compact suv however this may not be the case in 5 years. Would be great if more dealerships did this – obviously not the prestige brands or every man and his dog will go into ferrari asking to borrow it every weekend!

    • The Real Wile E

      Has been happening for years with dealers that know and trust you, including prestige.

      • Golfmother

        Correct .

    • Zaccy16

      i agree, just like kramer from seinfeld! he tested a saab 900 convertible to do errands! 

  • F1orce

    Yeah and theyll probably punch you right across the face when you return the car after 24Hrs without buying it..

    • Golfmother

      You been down at your ford dealer .

  • Zaccy16

    24 hour test driving is a great idea, but corsa pricing is still too expensive for such a old car that it is

    • Tex

      Agreed – the cheapest auto is still over $20,000 drive-away.

  • Bumble

    They need to start advertising prices on their ads.  No one knows where their cars fit in the scheme of other cars and so are left off people’s shopping lists.