Finally, it’s official... We revealed the best spy shots yet of Vauxhall’s new three-door Astra here – but only now has the company released approved pictures of the sleek, production-ready car.
The roadgoing version retains the dramatic styling of the model seen at last year’s Paris Motor Show, including the deep new front grille, blistered wheelarches and swept-back LED ‘eyebrow’ headlights.
At the back, the sloping roofline tapers neatly into the curved tail-lamps. And although details such as the 21-inch alloys and low rear bumper are axed, it will still be one of the best-looking hatches on the market, and take the fight to Renault’s Mégane Coupé.
Vauxhall is promising the GTC will be the finest-handling car in its class, and will seat five adults in comfort. Full details of the engine line-up and pricing won’t be revealed until UK sales begin on 7 June. Expect to see the same petrol and diesel units as in the five-door, with a 300bhp VXR model due early next year.