Chevrolet Astro represents minivan which was produced by the American automobile company from 1989. In 1995 its production ended. But the updated version of the vehicle was released in 1999. The car belongs to the E-Class vehicle, which includes business-class and high level of the middle class. After the upgrading of the appearance of the Chevrolet Astro by the manufacturer, it keeps on providing versatility, impressive adaptability to the road along with a larger list of useful qualities.
Chevrolet Astro is produced in two versions of the body: truck and passenger van. The rear wheel drive car obtains high capaciousness and hoisting capacity. In addition packaging arrangement includes branded anti-theft system which is called “Passlock”. The best engineers of the company were occupied with the development of the system. Distinguish characteristics of this system is when someone tries to use unrecognized key the car automatically locks the ignition for ten minutes and therefore prevents any following attempts to start the engine.
All owners of new Chevrolet Astro indicate high comfort during the driving, due to a new automatic transmission. Among other innovations of the model could be mentioned: torque converter of high sensitivity with electronic control and the transmission housing, which is designed to reduce noise and vibration in comparison with previous models of Chevrolet. Transmission housing is also able to increase rigidity of the body. Chevrolet Astro is equipped with 12-valve 6-cylinder power unit with capacity of 4,3-liters. Its power is 192 hp at 2600 r/min. Also four-speed automatic transmission is installed. This equipment of Chevrolet Astro provide to reach maximal speed of 178 km/h and dynamic of acceleration from zero to 100 km/h is 12,5 seconds. Average fuel economy of the vehicle in urbane mode is about 15 liters per 100 km and on the road it is reduced to 11 liters per 100 km. The vehicle is equipped with drum type rear brakes and ventilated disc type front brakes.