There aren't any mechanical upgrades, unfortunately.
Opel has been selling OPC Line packages for quite some time and now it is the Astra K’s turn to receive the all-show-without-the-extra-go goodies. While we’re patiently waiting for the lukewarm GSi version and the full-blown OPC model, Opel is trying to lure in more Astra buyers in search of a sportier look combined with the hatchback’s regular engines.
Giving the latest Astra a “bold style” as described by Opel, the new OPC Line Sport Pack costs €1,150 at home in Germany and bring a series of cosmetic upgrades. At the front, there’s a new bumper with generous cutouts and lots of horizontal lines instead of where you would normally find the fog lights. The side profile has a slightly stronger presence thanks to the beefier sills, while the rear end has gained a more prominent bumper with vertical lower lights.
Opel mentions the front apron, side sills, and the rear apron lip come in the same color as the rest of the body which can be had in one of the six available metallic hues or in one of the two brilliant lacquers. It should be mentioned buyers will be able to tick the OPC Line Sport Pack box on the Astra’s options list only by choosing the Active, Dynamic, or Innovation trim level.
While a sporty body kit is nice and all, we are eagerly waiting for the hotter versions of the five-door hatch. The GSi will likely be the first to see the light of production day with an upgraded 1.6-liter turbo which will deliver well above the 200 horsepower (147 kilowatts) available in the most powerful Astra on sale today. Perhaps Opel will be kind enough to show us the Astra GSi at the upcoming Paris Motor Show next month. It won’t step on the OPC’s toes taking into account the hottest Astra of them all has already been confirmed for a 2017 launch with 280 hp (209 kW).