It may have been a long time coming, but Opel
/Vauxhall has finally unveiled their answer to the Volkswagen
Scirocco, the Astra GTC. It is noticeably lower and wider than the five-door Astra, and the effect is a much sportier appearance. Engine options include a 2.0-liter diesel generating 163hp as well as a 1.4-liter gasoline engine producing either 118hp or 138hp. There is also a 1.6-liter option which will deliver 178hp and a top speed of 132mph.