Published on 09 Jun 2011 by Alison
The new Opel / Vauxhall Astra Cabriolet will get a traditional fabric roof as the company substitutes the retractable metal roof it has used recently. The folding metal mechanism hasn’t been as popular as hoped and with advances in technology, the Astra Cabriolet will go back to a soft top, and probably compete with the new Golf Cabrio on the way.
The new Opel Astra cabriolet should complete the new Astra range by the time it debuts in about 18 months’ time. It will appear after the new Astra hatchback, the three-door Astra GTC and a more performance-oriented OPC version next year. This image, released by Vauxhall design head Mark Adams, shows a four-seat Astra cabrio and enough room for a decent-sized boot even with the top down.
We don’t know when exactly we’ll be seeing this model, but the new fabric roof and rear overhang are been designed so as not to compromise the rear look of the Astra, which is supposed to be the strong selling point of the model’s style. The Astra Cabriolet could prove to be quite a looker when it’s released and we can’t wait to see more.
Source | Autocar