Opel Astra: 2012 Opel Astra Review

Opel has revealed the all-new Opel Astra GTC in Europe. According to the company, it will be the most dynamic car in its class when it hits the market towards the end of this year. 2012 Opel Astra Review

The GTC will rival the likes of the Renault Megane Coupe and the Volkswagen Scirocco, with its three-door coupe layout, based on the five-door Astra. Every aspect of the GTC is said to have been re-engineered above the five-door model, except for the door handles. 2012 Opel Astra Review

The GTC will be available with four engines initially, including two versions of a 200Nm 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine (88kW/103kW), as well as a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 132kW. A CDTI 2.0-litre turbodiesel version will offer 121kW and 380Nm. 2012 Opel Astra Review

Equipped with a six-speed manual transmission across the range, the GTC is being pitched as proper sports hatchback. Its 10mm lower than the standard five-door, 40mm wider at the front and 30mm wider at the rear. Combined with a newly developed HiPer strut front suspension and Watts link rear axle, Opel says it will provide unmatched stability and handling precision 2012 Opel Astra Review

We wanted the Astra GTC to be the ultimate expression of Opels design language sculptural artistry meets German precision and to embody our passion for the automobile. 2012 Opel Astra Review

The Opel GTC will be officially unveiled in the flesh at this years Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Its anticipated to be a cracker of a car.

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