Our spy photographers have caught the 2013 Opel Astra Convertible being benchmarked against the Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series Cabrio.

Our spy photographers have caught the 2013 Opel Astra Convertible being benchmarked against the Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series Cabrio.

Wearing heavy camouflage, the prototype appears to have a familiar front fascia but virtually everything aft of the A-pillar is unique. The car was spied with the roof down, but previous reports have indicated the model will eschew the folding metal roof to reduce weight and improve fuel efficiency.

Engine options will likely carryover from the standard model, but the suspension is slated to be borrowed from the Astra GTC.

Regardless of the final details, the Astra Convertible will be built in Poland and launched in 2013.

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2013 Opel Astra Convertible spied with the roof down