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Stylish, Purposeful Interior
Compared to its competitors, the
Astra GTC does not compromise on functionality despite its coupé-like design. It
does not only accommodate five persons in its cockpit, its flexible luggage
compartment also provides 370 to 1,235 liters of space - over 200 liters more
than the competition. The storage volume in the cockpit has been improved by 50%
over the previous generation GTC, also thanks to the electric park brake that
frees up space in the center console - exactly where storage is the most
The design of the Astra GTC high quality cockpit combines
sculptured shapes and dynamic lines, and its distinct sporty character is
enhanced by new fabrics, colors and decors on both the Enjoy and Sport
executions. New premium leather trims mixing Alcantara and Nappa applications
are available. The standard sport steering wheel with enhanced grips also
highlights the GTC's exciting character.
To fit all kinds of drivers, the
front seats in the Astra GTC offer the widest range of adjustments in the
segment. Ergonomically enhanced front seats with eight-way adjustments, four-way
lumbar and upper leg extension, certified by the independent back health experts
from the AGR organization (Aktion Gesunder Rücken - Action for Healthy Backs)
are an accessible option with prices starting at 390 EUR.
The Astra GTC can be ordered immediately with a choice of
four powertrains - one diesel and three gasoline units.
The upgraded 2.0
CDTI common-rail turbo diesel engine with output raised to 165 hp is fitted with
a diesel particulate filter and a six-speed manual transmission. Opel's new
Start/Stop technology which reduces fuel consumption in urban stop and go
traffic is standard equipment. The 2.0 CDTI combines excellent performance with
high efficiency. It delivers up to 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) of torque thanks to an
overboost function and allows the Astra GTC to reach 60 mph in 8.7 seconds. Top
speed is 130 mph (210 km/h). The combined fuel consumption does not exceed 4.9
liters of diesel per 100 km and CO2 emissions are 129 g/km. With its 56-liter
fuel tank, the Astra GTC 2.0 CDTI can cover over 680 miles (1,100 km).
Start/Stop is also standard with the two 1.4 turbo-compressed gasoline engines
with 120 hp and 140 hp outputs. Both have a six-speed manual gearbox, deliver
147 lb-ft (200 Nm) of torque and require 5.9 liters of fuel per 100 km (139 g/km
CO2). The gasoline offer is currently topped by the 180 hp 1.6 turbo with
six-speed manual transmission, which has a top speed of 137 mph (220 km/h).
More powertrains will be offered around the world premiere at the Frankfurt
Motor Show. The sportiest versions including the future high-performance OPC
will follow in 2012.
engine, driving an Astra GTC is a rewarding experience thanks to its outstanding
chassis. Fun - as well as safety - can be enhanced by a host of innovative
The second-generation Opel Eye front camera system benefits from
improved and extended functionalities. The Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) can
identify more signs than before and the information it provides is supplemented
by input from the navigation system. In addition to the familiar Lane Departure
Warning (LDW), the camera now also supports a new Following Distance Indication
function (FDI) that visually informs the driver about the distance to the
The new, fourth-generation Bi-Xenon Advanced Forward
Lighting (AFL 4) makes its debut in the Astra GTC. In addition to the nine
functions from AFL+ - which include a High Beam Assist that switches the high
beams on and off depending on the presence of other vehicles - it can be
enhanced with an Intelligent Light Ranging system (ILR) that uses the front
camera from the Opel Eye to measure the distance from the vehicle ahead and
adjust the headlamp low beam pattern. This allows it to continuously optimize
roadway illumination without blinding. With these ten functions, the Astra GTC
features the best lighting package in the segment.
Four powertrains and
two trim levels can be ordered across Europe as of June 7, 2011. Prices so far
range from 21,750 EUR (Astra GTC Enjoy 1.4 Turbo 120 hp) to 27,855 EUR (Astra
GTC Sport 2.0 CDTI 121 165 hp).
Opel Astra GTC: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications