Sunday, June 12, 2011

The new Opel Astra GTC and support orders

Do not hit the market until next fall, but orders are accepted. We refer to the new three-door body of the Opel Astra GTC. Their prices range between 22,370 euros and 25,475 euros. What do you think? Leave your comments, the most interesting will be published in the journal Hwy. Alternatively, this news debate on our forums.

A step in the sportiest version of the current generation of the Opel Astra. The new GTC will make its official debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show in September, although we know their main features as well as the definitive images of exterior and interior design. The market will arrive shortly after the conclusion of IAA, although orders are accepted.

Prices of the new Opel Astra GTC range from 22,370 euros for version Enjoy 1.4 Turbo 140 hp and 25,475 euros of variant Sport 2.0 CDTI 165 bhp. Unlike the five-door versions of the Astra family we know, in the design of the Astra GTC include muscular and sharp lines, all in pursuit of accentuating its sporty nature.

The low, wide shape is to add more strength and personality as a whole aesthetic, all spiced with numerous sporting items such as rear spoiler and the wide bid-to-seven different designs of alloy wheels, whose diameter can vary between 17 and 20 inches. System Opel Eye for the recognition of traffic signs, warning of unintended lane change LDW device following distance with the car above FDI, adaptive lighting AFL + headlamps with xenon and control system intelligent lighting ILR are some of the most interesting equipment of the Astra GTC.

Inside, five occupants can travel in comfort, in an environment with different possibilities for customization. The seats may have up to eight different positions of adjustment. For his part, for the Opel Astra GTC Announces luggage capacity ranging between 370 and 1,235 liters. Another distinguishing element of the Astra GTC with respect to the five-door Astra is found in its dimensions.

This new version is 15 mm lower, with a battle or wheelbase grows from 2,685 mm to 2,695 mm. Also, the track width also increases the lead-up to 1584 mm (40 mm) and back to the 1588 (30 mm). The new Opel Astra GTC features a suspension system similar to the Insignia OPC, which results in a large dose of sportiness and dynamism to their commanders.

All versions of the Astra GTC will incorporate a specific element, namely a front suspension turrets High Performance (HiPerStruts), which can reduce the angle of inclination of the kingpin, geometry and length of the axes. This provides a better grip, with the agility and sporty feel improved in this version of the Astra GTC over the previous version, according to Opel.

On the other hand, the Astra GTC incorporate intelligent chassis FlexRide adaptive suspension, a device that adapts a specific adjustment to the state of the road, cornering speed and driving style. It offers three modes: Sport, Normal and Tour, the latter the most suitable for making long trips more comfortable.

The Astra GTC can be ordered and in Spain with a range of four engines, each system with Start / Stop automatic start / stop the engine. In Diesel, is available the 2.0 CDTI 165 hp and six-speed manual gearbox. The announced average fuel consumption is 4.9 l/100 km, with an emission level of 129 g / km of CO2.

With a full tank, ensures an autonomy of more than 1,100 km. In the supply of gasoline, you can choose the 1.4 Turbo 140 hp and 120 hp 1.4 Turbo. Also, as more powerful engine available initially, is available 180 hp 1.6 Turbo with manual gearbox with six gears. At the Frankfurt Motor Show will be announced engines.

For the more sporty and exciting, the OPC will have to wait to 2012.

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