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Opel will use the Astra GTC as an inspiration for the styling of its next-generation Corsa while ushering in lightweight construction and a host of new engines.
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.
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.
Opel has revealed its answer to the likes of the Renault Mégane coupé and Volkswagen Scirocco. According to the company, the GTC will be the ultimate Astra in terms of both design and styling. The new car definitely bears a strong resemblance to the eye-pleasing Astra GTC Paris Concept that wowed the crowds at last year’s Paris Motor Show.