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).
Gallery: Opel Astra OPC Line Sport Pack
Bold Style: New Opel Astra in Extra-Sporty OPC Look
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Rüsselsheim. Athletic, compact, efficient and extremely agile – the youngest Opel Astra generation shows off what it’s got. The “Car of the Year 2016” impresses with its dynamic, slim body. Now the five-door model is available in an even bolder look: the optional OPC Line Sport Pack can be ordered to sharpen the Astra’s attractive contours.
The front apron in OPC Line style gives the Astra an even stronger presence and extra-low stance. The prominent cutouts in place of the fog lamps to the left and right below the headlamps emphasize the Astra’s confident look. Their horizontal lamella inserts take up the grille’s new design and carry it from the center out to the sides. The sporty uniform line flows around the car into the bold side sills. While the rear of the series production version of the current Astra generation already has a low, wide and athletic stance, the OPC Line Sport Pack’s rear apron accentuates this even more. The license plate in the sculpted, voluminous bumper is framed by pronounced swage lines. And the lower tail lights are no longer horizontal, now forming exclamation points as vertical lighting lines on the car’s edges. This all gives the rear a more muscular appearance.
“With state-of-the-art technologies and lively engines, the youngest Astra generation stands for pure driving fun. Our OPC Line Sport Pack is perfect for those who want to underline these qualities with an especially sporty look,” says Peter Christian Küspert, Vice President Sales and Aftersales at Opel.
The front apron, side sills and rear apron lip of the OPC Line Sport Pack are always color-coded. Customers can choose from six metallic colors (Sovereign Silver, Mineral Black, Deep Sky Blue, Dark Caramel, Cosmic Grey, Emerald Green) as well as two brilliant lacquers (Summit White, Absolute Red). The Pack, that gives the five-door Astra in Active, Dynamic and INNOVATION trims levels that extra touch of sportiness, can now be ordered for €1,150 (RRP incl. VAT in Germany).