The European division of GM Company has revealed its all-new Astra GTC, a three-door hatchback. The debut of the model is expected to be in September at the Frankfurt Auto Show in the US this car will be sold badged as Buick. In Europe this car will be a rival of such popular models as Volkswagen Scirocco and Renault Megane Coupe though in US it will compete with Ford Focus ST.
The new Astra would not be like those sold by the Saturn. The new model would wider, sleeker and sits much lower than its predecessor, and its set to receive a range of new four-cylinder engines as well as a high-performance OPC edition. Even the entry level trim version will be fitted with the advanced suspension from the 325 horsepower Insignia OPC, together with an Opels HiPerStrut, as well as a Watts link rear axle. The adaptive suspension will aid the handling making it more soft. The car will run on 18-inch alloy wheels. There will be available four engine options including one diesel. All engines are turbocharged and are mated to a six-speed manual trans axle as a standard. The most powerful powertrain is a 180 hp gasoline unit.