2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-27 05:39
Opel will present the GTC at the Paris Motor Show in early October. The three-door model is intended to show the public where the Rüsselsheim brand will develop.
At the Paris Motor Show, the Rüsselsheim-based car manufacturer Opel is presenting two new vehicles: the Opel Astra Sports Tourer and the Opel GTC. With the GTC concept vehicle in particular, the Rüsselsheim-based company wants to show where the brand is headed in terms of design and what future Opel cars could look like. "With the Opel GTC we are showing the most emotional side of the brand," said spokesman Patrick Munsch of the Autogazette.
Opel GTC is 4.46 meters long
At a web presentation, Opel chief designer Mark Adams gave the first insight into the most emotional Opel to date. As with the mid-range Insignia model introduced two years ago, the GTC is also dominated by the sickle motif, which, among other things, runs as a small, fine bead along the side sill. Also the "crease", the characteristic "kink" in the sheet metal of the bonnet and rear. When it is unveiled in Paris, arrow-shaped LED daytime running lights will sparkle behind the clear glass panes of the slit-like headlights. Bulky 21-inch wheels give the study additional visual accents.
The three-door Opel GTC has a length of 4.46 meters and should offer enough space for five people. With the GTC, however, value was not only placed on a visually impressive appearance, but also given a large number of innovations along the way. A two-liter turbo engine with an output of 213 kW / 290 PS works under the hood. A manual six-speed gearshift is used here. The four-cylinder turbo engine offers the Rüsselsheim company the best combination of performance and good fuel consumption.
Double camshaft adjusters and two balancer shafts are supposed to provide the basis for the powerful appearance of the unit, whereby the limited-slip differential is supposed to ensure maximum traction without limiting the torque of the ultra-modern turbo engine. The GTC's equipment also includes a start-stop system.
To complete the driving pleasure in this vehicle, the new generation of the adaptive FlexRide safety chassis will be used in this three-door model. While a limited-slip differential is used at the front, a twist beam axle with Watt linkage does the work at the rear. As a result, the GTC should have particularly crisp handling.
You can see that the GTC stands for dynamism and sportiness not only from the outside, but also from the inside. Bucket seats specially designed for the GTC were installed here. The driver is
"in close contact" with them from the very first contact. Therefore, in the opinion of Opel chief designer Mark Adams, they should create a balance between form and function not only in their functionality, but also in their visual appearance. "With its positive-negative color scheme, the entire interior is clearly focused on the GTC driver," said Adams. The leather sports steering wheel in the GTC underlines this claim.
After Opel brought the five-door Astra onto the market in December 2009 and added the Sports Tourer at the end of November this year, the three-door Astra will have to be waited until next year. When it will come, Opel did not say.
But it is to be expected that the series-ready Opel GTC will celebrate its world premiere in mid-September 2011 at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt / Main. It may then be launched shortly thereafter. (AG / FM)
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