Opel Astra GTC 2012 – It was only a view time ago that we saw the Opel Zafira Tourer, but the company is ready with the production version, the Astra GTC. This model will be offered in both 3- and 5-door versions. The new Opel Astra GTC´s sculpted shapes with precise accents and dramatic proportions make it the ultimate expression of Opel´s design language. And on the road, all Opel Astra GTC versions benefit from a premium front axle layout with HiPerStrut – High Performance Strut – that ideally combines with the clever Opel patented Watt’s link rear axle to provide unmatched stability and the sharpest driving precision.
Unlike many three-door versions of existing compact hatches, the GTC will be a standalone model in Opel’s range and the ultimate Astra in design and driving dynamics.
Also exclusive for the new Opel Astra GTC is the panoramic windscreen. The windscreen gives the racy compact coupé a dynamic look and a luxurious note. The large front windscreen stretches all the way to the middle of the car roof and gives the driver and the passengers an extraordinary visual, space and driving experience.
In contrast to other glass roof solutions, in this case there is no transverse spar that reduces visibility. On the contrary, the roof boosts the roominess of the interior, thus improving the driving experience. The wind screen allows those on the inside not just to enjoy rays of sun but also dramatic cloud patterns or street illuminations at night. In contrast to other common glass roof solutions, in the Opel Astra GTC the driver, his co-pilot and the passengers in the rear are able to enjoy a vista, similar to what pilots experience under the light plane canopies.
In 2006, the production of the Opel Astra GTC complete with panoramic windscreen began, making it a first for the industry. Until today, it is the only 3-door coupé with this exclusive configuration. Eighteen-thousand European Astra GTC customers have opted for this extraordinary system which is exclusive to the Astra GTC within the Astra family. The windscreen gives the compact coupé a dynamic and racy edge.
The large screen at the front that stretches all the way to the halfway point of the roof creates a special visual sensation and a sense of space, in addition to an extraordinary driving experience. So overall, the new Opel Astra GTC combines the very best of Opel design with dynamic handling and exclusive features such as the panoramic windscreen.
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