Open Astra GTC interior
Liberty Showrooms across the UAE have recently introduced the new Astra GTC which provides buyers a bigger engine. The new engine is a 1.6 SIDI Turbo (Spark Ignition Direct Injection)
The Astra GTC, considered a compact car, is the first of its kind to run on a 170 hp engine, giving it a unique position in the car industry.
Commenting on the car, Gilbert Nassar, Brand Manager, Opel at Liberty Automobiles showroom said, "The Astra GTC is all about urban chic with a distinctive sporty interior for the ultimate driving satisfaction. The model is a completely new product offering by Opel. I am confident that it will be an important pillar to accelerate the brand growth in the UAE as it answers a demand here in the country."
The new Opel Astra GTC´s sculpted shapes with precise accents and dramatic proportions make it the ultimate expression of Opel´s design language. With 260 Nm maximum torque (up to 280 Nm due to an overboost function), top speed of 219 km/h, it accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds and sprints from 80 to 120 km/h in 9.3 seconds in fifth gear.
Exclusive for the new Astra GTC is the panoramic windscreen. For the unique feature, which successfully made its production debut 2006 in the previous Astra GTC generation, Opel engineers filed a total of 11 patents during its development. The large panoramic windshield extends seamlessly from the hood up into the roof as far as the B-pillar.
Other innovations in the new Astra GTC include driver assistance systems based on the second generation Opel Eye front camera with expanded functionality and the new, fourth generation Bi-Xenon Advanced Forward Lighting (AFL+).
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. Six of the seven 17- to 20-inch wheel designs on offer are also GTC-only features.
On the road, all 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.