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First Look: Opel GTC Paris

Near production-ready concept to become next Opel Astra.

by on Sep.28, 2010

Nearly production ready, the Opel GTC Paris concept.

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.

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Concepts!

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.

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