- Local debut of Opel’s new 1.6-litre SIDI turbo petrol engine
- Six-speed automatic transmission with active select joins Astra GTC Sport offering
- New automatic Astra GTC sport to be priced from $36,990 RRP.
Opel’s Global product renaissance continues, with the Astra GTC Sport the latest model to receive a boost. Available in local showrooms from July this year, the new automatic Astra GTC Sport will debut Opel’s new Spark Ignition Direct Injection (SIDI) 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine.
Available at only a $2000 premium over the manual price, buyers not only gain an automatic transmission in the GTC Sport but also the new 1.6-litre turbo direct injection engine. Opel’s new 1.6-litre SIDI turbo engine boasts an impressive torque of 280 Nm available between 1,650 and 4,250 rpm and an output of 125kW of power. The all-new direct injection engine offers excellent refinement and smooth power delivery for the driver and consumes on the combined cycle consumes 6.8 litres of fuel per 100 km and emits 160 g/km CO2.
Many ‘sound engineering’ measures were employed to provide the driver with lower levels of radiated noise and vibration with the new SIDI engine in the automatic Astra GTC Sport. Optimisation of the induction and exhaust systems included decoupling the cam cover from the cylinder head via specific fasteners and a sealing sys