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Opel Astra GTC confirmed for Australia (copyright image)

Opel Astra GTC with panoramic windscreen. This
optional windscreen won't be coming to Australia. (copyright image)

Numerous Opel models will be released locally in the
third quarter, including Corsa, Astra and Insignia.

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10th February, 2012

As expected, Opel Australia has confirmed that the Astra GTC three-door sports coupe will be coming to Australia to complete the launch line-up.

Following its world premiere at the 64th Frankfurt Motor Show last year, the Astra GTC presents an ultra-sporty and stylish model to Australia, joining the launch range comprising the Astra Hatch and Tourer, Corsa 3 and 5 door, and Insignia Sedan and Tourer.

Opel Australia Managing Director, Bill Mott, confirmed that with the Astra GTC representing the “hero” of the range, the launch line-up is now complete.

“Opel designers wanted the Astra GTC to be the ultimate expression of Opel’s design language ‘sculptural artistry meets German precision’ and to embody our passion for the automobile,” said Mr Mott.

“We are excited to be able to present this dynamic car to Australians, as it offers the ideal blend of emotion and functionality, and expect our “hot hatch” to bring a breath of fresh air into the sports compact segment.”

The new Astra GTC stands out with sharp design and driving capabilities. On the outside, sculpted shapes with precise accents add drama to clean, sweeping coupé lines. And on the road, all Astra GTC versions benefit from a premium front axle lay out with HiPerStrut – High Performance Strut – that ideally combines with the clever Opel patented Watt’s link rear axle to provide unmatched stability and the sharpest driving precision. Only very few, radical sporty cars in the segment offer such a sophisticated front axle architecture.

The GTC is the ultimate Astra in design and driving dynamics and will further energize the Opel compact family, which increased its segment share in Europe from 8.3% in 2009 to 11.4% in 2010.

Stay tuned to Next Car for further details in due course.


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