Opel has announced it has no intentions of coming out with a production model based on the GT concept.

Opel has announced it has no intentions of coming out with a production model based on the GT concept.

Unveiled several days ago, the GT concept sparked some rumors in German media about the possibility of morphing into a production model. The reports indicated the car is set for a 2017 or 2018 launch as a spiritual successor of the original 1968 GT and to act as an image booster for Opel. The model was believed to ride on an adaptation of the same platform that has underpinned the new Astra compact hatchback.

However, that won’t be the case as an Opel spokesman told Automotive News Europe the GT is “purely a concept study to show off innovations that may one day be found in an Opel production car.” Opel says the main reason why the GT won’t hit the assembly line is that it would belong to a niche segment that continues to shrink, so the car wouldn’t represent a viable business case.

Opel will have the retro-flavored GT concept on display at the beginning of March during the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. We remind you one of our readers envisioned a potential look for a production car a couple of days ago to show what we won’t get.

Source: europe.autonews.com

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