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Vauxhall Astra GTC Review

Here is a fresh review of the Vauxhall Astra GTC, the sportier version Astra coupe which does not quite match the VXR version in terms of sheer power, but which comes with numerous enhancements if compared to the regulat version, such as wider tracks, a lowered ride height and a sophisticated front suspension borrowed from the Insignia VXR.

The Vauxhall Astra GTC you see in this video is the 2.0-litre CDTI which produces 165 horses and 380 Nm of torque, and which according to Autocar is a great alternative to models like the Renaul Megane Coupe and the Volkswagen Scirocco mainly because it is well prices and is engaging and entertaining.

It might not be as desirable as the Scirocco but like they said, the Astra GTC is around 1000 and 1,500 GBP cheaper, and given the entertainment

Vauxhall Astra GTC Review
value, this is pretty much a compelling bargain that is worth considering when searching for a sporty hatch.

Autocar has also taken the 2012 Vauxhall Astra GTC for a drive at the Shelsley Walsh, one of the oldest motorsport venues in the world, a place that is steep, narrow and twisty so if you want to see how this model handled the course, be sure to follow the jump and hit play. 

 

 

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