Preview: 2010 Opel Astra Cabrio

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2009

The latest five-door Astra hatchback was unveiled by Opel several months ago and it has received lots of coverage by now, so that other versions of the model are now the focus of attention. It is almost guaranteed that Astra will be coming out with a fresh Wagon and sporty Coupe version however there are also strong indications that there will also be an elegant Cabrio model that's going to emerge for the Astra's sixth-generation vehicle.

The new Cabrio, which will sit as the flagship model, is speculated to replace the Astra TwinTop but will be dubbed as a sportier variant. It will be equipped with only two seats and will rival Mini and VW roadsters.

The new Cabrio will come with a folding metal roof, also with xenon headlamps, a complete body kit and exhaust tips in chrome. The interior of the Cabrio will be patterned after the standard Hacthback model but will come with sports buckets and leather trim in keeping with its luxury and performance theme.

Included in its powertrain choices is the 270hp (201kW) 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline powerplant that could propel the Cabrio from standstill to 60mph in under six seconds and hit a maximum speed of 150mph+.

There will also be a fresh 150hp (112kW) 1.4-liter turbo along with a 170hp (127kW) 2.0-liter CDTI. The Cabrio, however, will have to wait after the Astra has made its world introduction and will have released the Wagon and Coupe models anytime next year. [via autoexpress]

Topics: opel, opel astra, cabrio

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