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Opel/Vauxhall Astra GTC

Tue, 07 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0700

Opel/Vauxhall has revealed pictures of the forthcoming Astra GTC ahead of its official unveiling at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Virtually unchanged from the GTC Paris concept of last year, the Astra GTC will go head to head with the Volkswagen Scirocco and Renault’s Megane Coupe.

The third body style to enter the Astra family, the GTC shares only the door handles and roof aerial with its siblings.

“We wanted the Astra GTC to be the ultimate expression of Vauxhall’s design language, and to embody our passion for the motor car,” said Mark Adams, Vice President of Vauxhall/ Opel design. “But we didn’t want emotion to get in the way of functionality: the Astra GTC still needed to be clever, affordable and practical.”

The Astra GTC is set to go on sale later this year with the hotter performance VXR version going on sale in 2012.


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