Official renderings show new three-door Astra ahead of Frankfurt show reveal in September
26 April 2011

Vauxhall’s new Astra GTC has kept the sharp styling of the GTC Paris concept, judging by these official renderings of the final production car.

Order books for the three-door model will open on June 7, when Vauxhall will also confirm full pricing and technical details of the GTC line-up.

Renderings of the VXR version of the GTC were leaked earlier this year, and the standard car shares much of the visual impact of Vauxhall’s new “halo model”.

They include sharp creases that emerge from the door handles and run across three different panels to the edge of the tail-lights, and a particularly complex tailgate shape.

Read Autocar's scoop on the new Vauxhall Astra VXR

While the near-300bhp VXR version will be launched at the Geneva motor show next year, the standard GTC only has to wait until the Frankfurt motor show in September for its show debut.

It’s likely the engine range of the GTC will mirror its more conservative five-door sibling. But the chassis will be significantly modified, benefiting from the HiPerstrut front suspension of the VXR. Lotus is rumoured to be involved in the GTC’s chassis development, too.

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