The new Vauxhall Astra GTC is now available to order. It will receive its world premiere at next month’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (July 1-3), reflecting the importance of the UK market to this model. The Vauxhall GTC will be in direct competition to the Renault Megane Coupe and the VW Scirocco.
Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall’s Managing Director said “the Vauxhall Astra GTC is a high-profile addition to the Astra range and one that’s sure to appeal to anyone who loves cars and driving, better still, its chassis has been fine-tuned by Vauxhall Engineering Centre in the UK, reflecting the importance of our Millbrook-based operation, and also the fact that the UK will be the dominant market for the GTC when it arrives in showrooms later this year.”
The Vauxhall Astra GTC can be ordered with a choice of four engines, one diesel and three petrols. Start/Stop and a six-speed gearbox are standard on both versions of the 1.4-litre Turbo petrol engine, with the most powerful engine in the range being the 1.6-litre Turbo, which produces 180PS and allows the GTC to hit a top speed of 132mph.
Standard equipment is generous no matter which Vauxhall GTC model customers choose. Even in entry-level Sport trim, the GTC comes equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, DAB stereo and USB functionality. Move up to the top-spec SRi, and buyers get as standard tinted glass, onboard computer, leather-trimmed steering wheel and fog lamps. The latest generation Bi-Xenon Advanced Forward Lighting (AFL), which offers nine separate light beams, is optional across the range.