The new Astra GTC (Gran Turismo Compact) appeared improved technology and a number of the extended team in issue February 2007 with new economic engines, refined look. Known as the AV in March 2005, the car by the press as “perhaps the most exciting Astra” was never released. Based on the dynamic model three goals, the new issue of a total of 11 versions of the engine with an output of 90 to 240 HP range. Astra OPC line model with a top speed of 244 km/h. some of the most striking features of the design that includes AV convergence, attitude and lean, point forward inclined stylish silhouette with an arched roof. Uniqueness of the successful model is accentuated by a world premiere: the windshield of the panorama, which by default in the Astra GTC Cosmo, stretches from the hood on top of the roof of pillar (b) and created a new sense of space and visibility. The compact three technology Gates highlighted the Adaptive IDSPlus chassis with electronic continuous damping control (CDC), as well as the system of the AFL (Adaptive forward lighting), headlights with dynamic curve light.
Design and packaging
With her look more dynamic and exciting, the new Astra GTC model offers more than its competitors and serves as a model for future models of Opel. Designers perfected the face of the brand, which was presented for the first time in this distinction model group, and at the same time, the car is still clearly recognizable as a member of the family of the Astra. Sport-honeycomb rack is especially impressive.
Astra GTC because its high-performance sport look their proportions without compromises reached in terms of daily functionality. It has the same wheelbase as the sedan, and space in the series is only slightly reduced due to lower a seat. In addition, the AV of a practice of 340 litres and generous luggage a nschlussraum volume. The support of the back seat who can Bank divided and folded forward to more flexible use of the Interior.
Interior of the new Astra Edition has more high-quality surfaces with a view. Prominent center console, rings of additional chrome for air conditioning and radio controls, as well as new doors and instrument panel, which has also 3D include distinctive design in the cockpit elements. The most important functions cut variant decoration Cosmo and inlays luxurious lacquered surfaces.
Just like its predecessor, the new Astra GTC high security. The Organization for the protection of the consumer Euro NCAP (European new car assessment programme) based Astra GTC, the sedan five seats, the highest rating of five stars for protection of the adult passenger. With a total of 34 points Euro NCAP as one of the vehicles safer in the compact class. The Astra is achieved very well for the protection of children, with four stars and 39 points.
Far from the Astra GTC SAFETEC program security package includes side airbags for thorax and pelvis in both front seats. This addition to the two on the front side airbags and curtain airbags for head, extended travel the entire length of the internal on the pillars of the roof from left to right. Two outer rear seats are equipped with ISOFIX settings for child seats.
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