Vauxhall Astra GTC 2011 / 2012 revealedTue, 26 Apr 2011
Vauxhall Astra GTC - the 3 door Astra will be revealed in June
Actually, we’re not sure we should really have called this a reveal of the new Vauxhall Astra GTC. It’s more the reveal of the production version of the GTC Concept we already saw at the Paris Motor Show last year.
Surprisingly, the Astra GTC manages to hang on to quite a bit of the style of the GTC Concept, such as the blistered wheel arches and the deep grill, although the usual conpcety stuff – like oversized alloys – have had to bite the dust.
Mind you, this is still not a real photo of the Astra – it’s a Photoshop jobbie. So there is still a bit of room for artistic licence, although that’s going to be more about light and colour than actual form.
This is really a glorified tease for the three-door Astra, which isn’t going to make a real debut until Frankfurt in September – a full year on from the Paris debut of the concept. However, Vauxhall has told us that we will have all the details and photos on the GTC on 7th June – three months before the public debut. Which is a bit surprising.
What we do know is that the Astra GTC is a good-looking car and that it will have a similar engine line-up to its five-door Astra sibling. What it will also have is a seriously fettled chassis and the promise of an Astra GTC VXR (read Opel Astra OPC in Europe) sporting something close to 300bhp.
Which could be very interesting.
By Cars UK