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Opel Astra GTC

Opel presents the new Astra GTC, the coupe version of its current generation of the compact. The new Opel Astra GTC will be available on auto market starting this fall.

Opel Astra GTC

2012 Opel Astra GTC

After we first became acquainted at the end of April with the three-door version of the new generation Astra, named – as expected – GTC, Opel finally presented a complete photo gallery with the model which we will admire in world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in autumn this year.

Opel Astra GTC photo gallery

Opel Astra GTC Design

Just as we have already seen in April, the new Opel Astra GTC is distinguished aesthetically more than it did before from the five-door version. In addition, Opel designers have changed so much in the new model compared to the old, that none of the body panels – except the side mirrors – are not identical to those on the five-door Astra. The headlights change, the front is slightly elongated and we see a modified interior design.

Modifications to from the existing version doesn’t stops there. 2012 Opel Astra GTC wheelbase has increased by one centimeter (0.4 in) and gauge widened by 30 millimeters (1.2 in) in front and by 40 mm (1.6 in) in rear, this elements ensuring a more dynamic driving experience for the coupe.

In section technology, the new Opel Astra GTC receives both the second generation of the Opel Eye system (which in addition to what was doing until now is able to measure the distance to the vehicle in front and adjust day lights and night lights depending on this) and other systems that we have already seen on the new generation of Opel Zafira.

Until the release of OPC super sport version, which is expected to be next year, the 2012 Opel Astra GTC will be present on the market with three petrol engines and one diesel. We talk about the 2.0 CDTI unit with 165 hp and 380 Nm (129 g CO2/km), the 1.4 Turbo with 120 and 140 hp, and 1.6 Turbo 140 with 180 hp, the latter being the most potent engine existing from launch.

2012 Opel Astra GTC Video

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