Opel has announced plans to introduce the GTC Paris concept at the Paris Motor Show.
While details are limited, Opel says the concept will embrace the philosophy of "And the speed was pure beauty." It will be a "sporty compact hatch with dramatic proportions and sculptural surfaces typical of Opel's design language." This likely means the car will preview the new Astra OPC.
Besides showing the GTC Paris concept, Opel will debut the 2011 Astra Sports Tourer. It features a FlexFold Rear Seat (which folds the rear seats at the press of a button), an Easy-Access Cargo Cover, AFL+ adaptive forward lighting, Opel Eye (a front camera which recognizes traffic signs and warns drivers when they inadvertently depart from their lane) and a boot that holds up to 1550 liters of cargo.
The Meriva will also grace the stage with three new diesel engines - a 1.3-liter CDTI ecoFLEX with 70 kW (94 hp / 95 PS), a 1.7-liter CDTI with 81 kW (109 hp / 110 PS), and a slightly more powerful 1.7-liter CDTI with 96 kW (129 hp / 130 PS).
Opel will also unveil the 118 kW (158 hp / 160 PS) Insignia 2.0 CDTI ecoFLEX. It promises to have a fuel consumption rating of 4.9L/100km (48 mpg US) and CO2 emissions of 129 g/km.
Please note: Astra design sketches are from WCF archives. Check out the press release for more information.