The first official video commercial for the upcoming Opel Astra GTC has emerged on the internet. The 30-seconds long clip surely conveys the kind of aggressive and sporty attitude that the new model, labeled as the ‘Man’s New Baby’ during the footage, will surely account as one of its strong points.
The new Astra GTC will offer two supercharged petrol options: a 1.4-litre (in power steps of 120 and 140 hp) and 1.6-litre producing 180 hp with 230 Nm of torque between 2,200 and 5,400 rpm, with a top speed of 220 km/h. As for the diesel line-up, there will be a 1.7 CDTi (also in two power steps: 110 and 130 hp) and a more performing 2.0 CDTi delivering 165 hp and with an exceptionally strong 35 0Nm of torque from just 1,750 rpm. All engines will be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, although there will soon be a 6-speed automatic option for both the 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol and 2.0-litre CDTI engines.
As the above video suggests, the new model will debut on the German market the next January, the 14th.
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German tuner Steinmetz presented at the Essen Motor Show its own interpretation of the new Opel Astra GTC. The model uses a specific body-kit featuring a re-designed front grille, lip spoiler and rear wing, a new exhaust system and 19″ alloys fitted with 245/40 tyres and a ride height lowered by 30 mm.
The tuning is completed by a number of subtle details such as chrome finishing on door handles and wing-mirror shells. As for the interior, the most remarkable features are a Steinmetz electronic speed indicator, floor mats with the tuner’s logo, polished stainless-steel sill plates and a bumper protection for the trunk.
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Irmscher already knows what to do with the new Astra GTC and has presented the first graphic reconstruction of their tuning kit. It includes a new bumper, front spoiler with lip, roof spoiler, rear diffuser and 21-inch alloy wheels and a lowered suspension system. Insiders say it will debut next month at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show together with a kit dedicated to the 1.6 Turbo 180 hp model that will improve its overall power and performance by pushing it to 212 hp thanks to a revisited exhaust system and electronic control unit.
The new Opel Astra GTC coupé sex-pot has just planted itself on our list of possible future cars to buy at a reasonable price. With good looks and some extra performance, the coupé/hatch (we’re undecided whether to call the new model a fully fledged coupé or not) could provide some competition to models like the Alfa Giulietta and Audi A3, at least in the three-door version.
The Astra GTC will be officially revealed at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show and is already available to order with a starting price of 19,600 euros. That price point could very well help to make the GTC target of 20 percent of all Astra sales. See after the jump for the details.
The fact that the new Opel Astra GTC doesn’t share much design with the five-door Astra is enough to indicate that it’s aimed at an entirely different market, but this video really drives that message home. From family hatch to sexy coupé, the GTC is more dynamic, wider and longer, and has plenty of style to keep Opel fans in the game with the likes of the Volkswagen Scirocco and the Renault Megane coupe.
Set to be a cool lifestyle car for young people enjoying themselves (or so we’re lead to believe from the video), the Astra GTC will be officially unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The GTC will first be launched with five engine options: the 1.4-litre turbo with either 120 or 140 hp, the 1.6 turbo with 180 hp and the 2.0-litre turbodiesel with 165 hp and 380 Nm of torque. All in preparation for when we will see the rather less nice Opel Astra OPC. We’re thinking a different video will be made on that occasion.
The new Opel Astra GTC, or Vauxhall Astra GTC, has been revealed in these official pics before its public unveiling at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The sporty little coupé has got some very sculpted lines from the Paris Concept seen last year and shares not one body panel with the five-door hatch. Opel has big plans for the model on the European car market, expecting that it will make up to 20 percent of total Astra sales.
The Astra GTC is an aggressive and rakish-looking vehicle with a lower and wider stance than the standard hatchback. It has been lowered by 15mm and is wider by another 10mm, and the 18 to 20-inch wheels on offer accentuate its purposeful looks. Despite this sports style, Opel wants to the coupé to keep some of those space-friendly features from the hatchback, with room for five occupants, a boot size that starts at 370 litres and a redesigned interior with extra room for storing objects.
On the technical front, the Opel Astra GTC borrows the Hiperstrut (high performance strut) suspension from the Insignia OPC and comes with the FlexRide settings of Standard, Tour and Sport. Three petrol engines and a diesel will be available from launch date, although we can expect addition engines to be announced at the 2011 IAA. The Astra OPC won’t appear until sometime in 2012. The engine range is as follows:
After the Opel Astra GTC preview pics and the news that we’ll see this released on June 7th, Opel has also released an Astra GTC video. After the GTC we should also see the Astra OPC eventually appear, sometime after the Astra GTC debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Details are scarce on both models at this stage and the GTC should be more akin to the standard five-door Astra. The OPC is likely to get new aerodynamics and modifications to the engine with the two-litre unit nearing 300 hp. It could appear at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
Up first, though, we’ll see the Opel Astra GTC get a press unveil on June 7 where we hope to receive some more images of the new coupé. Details revealed on that date will include technical specs, with some information on what is expected to be significant chassis changes to the standard Astra, that will also preview those to be seen on the OPC/VXR model in the future.
The Opel Astra GTC will be officially released on June 7th before going on display at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show later this year. These two Astra GTC preview pics show that the model is closely based on the GTC Paris prototype that was unveiled at the Paris motor show last year.
From what we can see in the images, not a lot has changed from the GTC Paris Concept and the rear end has kept its Scirocco-like looks. The Astra GTC will be available for pre-orders in June before we actually get to see it in Frankfurt.