Let’s make it clear up front: there are no plans to bring the Opel GTC Paris to the U.S. Let’s quickly add: too bad. The striking three door concept vehicle making its debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, later this week, is just the sort of design that could help kick-start the moribund American hatchback market.
Luckily for European buyers the show car does have a future in the Opel line-up, where it is set to become the next-generation Astra.
The nearly production—ready Opel GTC Paris will take its place on the German maker’s stand at the Mondial de l’Automobile alongside the updated Astra Sports Tourer.
In concept trim, the 5-seat GTC Paris pushes the design edge with a Liquid Metal Red paint scheme that highlights a sculpted body accented by LED lamps, 21-inch alloy wheels with carbon fiber inserts and twin tailpipes.