In principle, these few words would be enough, in order to describe the car called the 2018-2019 Opel Astra GTC. But we do not want to do so simple. Today will introduce you to this beautiful car literally from all sides. Already by tradition first examine the exterior, then loop through the inside of the cabin, share options of equipment, but also do not forget to specify the cost and technical parameters.
But first a little history. The fact that the first GTC model to show the public back in 2010. Then it was a concept car which looks, of course, significantly ahead of its time. To say that the prototype made a splash at the presentation – to say nothing. However, the excitement gradually faded and appeared quite logical reasoning that it is just a concept, and that the production version will be much simpler, more modest. Agree, it is so often the case.
But not this time, because a year later, in Frankfurt, the world became acquainted with the serial version of the 2018-2019 Opel Astra GTS, which differed little from its conceptual version. And wonder of it was downright fantastic. Many in the media could not believe that the serial car in front of them, and not just another prototype.
Interestingly, the appearance is relevant to this day. Moreover, 2018-2019 Opel Astra GTC – year is still a bit ahead of its time continues on design and not only. Because we want to introduce you to a novelty as close as possible to examine it from all angles, to look inside, find out the cost, and to assess the current technical parameters.
About the appearance of the car can say so – this is one of those machines, which turns each, when she passes by. And let you judge of machines, let you not attracted to cars 2018-2019 Opel production. But for this model you can still see.
Ahead, we note a very complex, but at the same time attractive optics, seamlessly connect with the bumper. In fact, almost the whole bumper is occupied huge air intakes, and on its edges perfectly fit fog lights. But false radiator grille is very small, which takes about one-third of the space label manufacturer.
Profile machine demonstrates the sports component inherent in 2018-2019 Opel. By tradition the designers drew up the side of the edge, looks like a stick. Swollen large wheel arches, door handles neat, stylish exterior mirrors, high sills, a small window – all this forms the impeccable appearance.
Behind pay attention to the elegant optics, a huge rear bumper with diffuser, interesting design of the tailgate, as well as a solid exhaust with chrome head. By the way, the trunk can accommodate about 380 liters of cargo.
Of course, one can not do without information on dimensions. And they have 2018-2019 Opel Astra GTC – year are:
- length – 4466 mm
- width – 1840 mm (excluding door mirrors)
- height – 1489 mm
- wheelbase – 2695 mm
- ground clearance – 145 mm.
If you are already familiar with the five-door hatchback 2018-2019 Opel Astra, or with a model 2018-2019 Opel Astra Sports Tourer, while the interior is for you in the 2018-2019 Opel Astra GTS revelation will not. The center console has remained the same, the same, and a torpedo. The level of ergonomics and comfort rather high as the quality of finishing materials used.
Three-spoke steering wheel was interesting in shape, it concluded in the skin, exactly like the gear lever. As for the seats, they also notes with sport, a good lateral support and heated. Driver’s seat can be adjusted in four directions.
But the back row is a bit of criticism. Thus, a high sill and a small window will not allow to fully enjoy the view of the world. But this is not the worst. There is a certain lack of space above your head and feet when landing high passengers 175 centimeters tall. But even so the three of us there it is possible to accommodate.
To sum up the discussion of the interior, look at the photo and video materials, the positive impressions will be much more than criticism or any remarks. Yes, the rear space is not much, but it is a three-door coupe, but rather on the fact hatchback. However, a comfortable lounge, a multifunctional, with high levels of ergonomics, with quality finishes and a beautiful interior design.
The three-door version of the Astra GTS to the Russian market only comes in two trim levels. Basic equipment is not offered to us, which seems quite logical and natural solution. And what the buyer will receive, acquiring 2018-2019 Opel Astra GTC – year to trim Enjoy and Sport? Let’s see. When buying a car in the more modest of the two variants of equipment you get:
- Cruise control
- air conditioning
- Steering wheel height and reach and
- electric mirrors and windows for
- heated mirrors
- built-in alarm
- 7 audio system speakers
- tire 17 inches
- alloy wheels of 17 inches.
If you do this will seem a little, then you can take the Sport version. It proposes:
- climate control
- tires and alloy wheels 18 inches
- heated steering wheel
- sport seats front row.
Of course, in addition to all this, you will be available a lot of assists, security systems, electronic assistants and obvious options, without which it is difficult to imagine a modern car.
With basic equipment, ie equipment Enjoy, the buyer will have to pay about 800 thousand rubles. However, this does not necessarily stop. A more expensive version will cost from 900 thousand rubles.
Do not forget that 2018-2019 Opel offers a range of additional options such as adaptive xenon headlights, tires and wheels 20 inches, unique perforated leather and much more, including a navigation system and a seven-inch touch screen. As a result, for the 2018-2019 Opel Astra GTS can be paid more than one million rubles, if you buy all the available options that can offer a manufacturer for your sports coupe.
Experts note that in the new Astra engineers managed to achieve amazing results in terms of handling and steering obedience. Because drive such a car is equally pleasant both in the cramped conditions of urban traffic flows, as well as on highways, where 2018-2019 Opel is able to show its maximum.
As for powertrains, then today the official dealers offer four engines, one diesel and all other – petrol.
- The diesel engine has a capacity of 2 liters, is paired with a six-speed automatic and produces 130 horsepower with a torque of 300 Nm.
- The second engine also has a capacity of 140 horsepower, but with a volume of only 1.4 liters. Of course, this power was achieved by installing a turbocharger.
- As you can imagine, there is also not without turbocharging. The last of the petrol engines is represented by a 1.6-liter power unit, which has a good-quality capacity of 180 horsepower.
Operate engines paired with six-speed automatic or a 5 and 6-speed manual gearbox.
As you can see, the choice of engines is fairly good, exactly like their chances. Yes, the power of the engines does not pass over two hundred horsepower, but it is not particularly necessary. Given the size, weight and aerodynamic capabilities 2018-2019 Opel Astra GTC – year, too powerful engines need not. Even a very weak 130-strong diesel engine is enough to show excellent results on the road. Plus, the car does not consume too much fuel due to the small volume and turbine operation on petrol engines.
We met with one of the best cars, which have been shown over the last few years. And let this Astra is not perfect at all, but even for her appearance to forgive some of the shortcomings in the form of the low ceiling in the back row can and should be. Yes, and reviews of the owners clearly show us – is a machine that is worthy of respect and increased attention. It is unlikely that you can safely ignore this three-door coupe. Too good the car looks.
Does it claim? Hardly. Expensive Is this coupe costs? Not at all. The price is quite democratic and fair, and the specifications beyond praise. That is why we put the company 2018-2019 Opel is a huge plus for the release of this model.