Official pics of the Opel Astra GTC being taken have allowed for spy shots to leak to the internet, published by the French site Autoplus. The three-door Astra is based on the Paris GTC Concept from last year’s show in that city, and is hotly anticipated as a sporty new model from Opel.
The Astra GTC should measure 4.46 metres when it hits the market, which is 17cm more than the current model. Engine options should include 1.4 and 1.6 Turbo units, and a 2.0 CDTI. The performance Astra OPC version will probably get a 2.0-litre turbo engine with about 290 hp which should appear in 2012.
The Opel Astra GTC should complete the Astra range along with a cabriolet. We saw a rendering of the Astra Cabriolet recently and this model should appear in 2013. Not early enough for us to provide some competition to the relaunched Golf Cabriolet but we’ll be keen to see it when it does get here.