Opel’s Astra is an interesting model in the fact that it had a relatively low profile launch, offers good value and is actually a decent vehicle. It even cracked the nod to become a Car of The Year finalist back in 2010. However, as good as the two derivatives are, the range needed a sporty version that would bridge the gap between the family five-door hatchback and the fearsome OPC.
Enter the GTC, a two-door coupé Astra with a special emphasis on dynamics and curvy looks. For a start the GTC sits lower and wider than your standard Astra and I was fortunate enough to come across a standard Astra and do an informal comparison. The car even has daytime running lights which further add to the sporty presence.” Read the full article on Dave the Car guy’s blog.