As expected, Opel unveiled today the GTC Paris concept car, which will make its world debut at this year’s Paris Motor Show. This new concept previews the production version of the next-generation GTC, which will replace the current model and will be the last addition to the Astra range.
The new GTC Paris Concept measures 4.46 meters and carries the new Opel design line introduced by the Insignia, a fine, tense crease along the rocker panel. Just like the new Astra, the concept car features the same LED daytime running lights outlined by finely crafted chrome inserts, as well as LED taillights showcasing a long, stretched “wing” nighttime graphic. Under the hood we find a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter Turbo engine packing maximum horsepower and torque. Furthermore, the car is fitted with Start/Stop technology as well as with a six-speed manual gearbox.
Opel’s Vice President of Design Mark Adams gave his team the briefing: “show me the most emotional side of Opel’s new design language, ‘sculptural artistry meets German precision’.”
"Inspiration for the concept was partly derived from a quote from Richard Bach’s famous novel, Jonathan Livingston Seagull “…and the speed was pure beauty.” This phrase is embodied throughout the character of the car with dynamic sweeping lines, beautiful sculptural surfaces, and a wide muscular stance." stated the press release.
This three-door compact is bold yet pure and is very iconic in presence. The GTC Paris is conceived to be the obtainable dream car delivering German engineered precision and innovation, matched with eye-popping design. “We wanted to express the most emotional side of the Opel brand and we believe this vehicle creates an appropriate visual impact to reinforce our dynamic sporty character,” Mark Adams said.