The Astra GTC you see here was recently added to the line-up, along with the very funky Meriva MPV. It fits very well with GMSA’s new positioning of Opel as an upmarket, sporty brand.
This sporty flagship of the Opel Astra range will be an image-booster for General Motors SA.
General Motors South Africa’s commitment to Opel is often called into question. Opel was about to depart, but then GMSA decided to keep it here after all. As a way of affirming its commitment to Opel, the company is currently in the process of launching two new Opel models onto our market – the Meriva MPV and the hot Astra GTC.
General Motors South Africa is gearing up to launch its new Opel Astra GTC on the local market. View this international promotional video to see what you can look forward to.
Apart from restrained exterior changes, some key components have been taken from Opel’s more powerful models and implemented on the suspension of the GTC. According to Opel the HiPerStruts (High Performance Struts) used on the front axle of the 240 kW Opel Insignia VXR (a model South Africans unfortuntely can’t buy) is fitted to the GTC. One of the reasons this system is used is to minimise the negative effect of torque steer, a trait of many powerful front-wheel drive cars.