Opel Astra GTC Arrives In South Africa Fresh From Its European Debut
- Stunning new compact coupe from Opel
- Advanced chassis technology with Opel HiPerStrut front axle
- Roomy five-seater packed with innovations
- Coupe style motoring suited to everyday family use
The all new Opel Astra GTC was shown for the first time to the international motoring press at the Frankfurt Motorshow in September last year. Just weeks later this exciting Coupe was seen in South Africa for the first time at the Johannesburg International Motorshow where it was announced that the GTC would go on sale in South Africa early in 2012.
Now, hot on the heels of its sales debut in Europe, this promise is fulfilled with the arrival of the Astra GTC at GM dealerships around South Africa. GMSA has announced that it will offer two model variants of the GTC at launch, the Astra GTC 1.4T Enjoy and the 1.6T Sport.
Both offer the latest in small capacity turbocharged petrol engine technology from Opel. The Astra GTC 1.4T Enjoy offers maximum power of 103 kW @ 4900 r/min and peak torque of 200 Nm over the wide range of 1850 – 4900 r/min. The Astra GTC 1.6T produces 132 kW @ 5500 r/min with 230 Nm of torque available between 2200 and 5400 r/min. In both models drive is via a 6-speed manual transmission to the front wheels.