Spy Shots: Opel Astra Convertible loses some camouflage and shows off its soft top

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The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet is getting a new competitor in the near future and these spy shots reveal more of the goodies ready to do battle. Our spy photographers were able to capture a few more images of the future Opel Astra Convertible as it strips down its camouflage and reveals its new soft top roof. This new roof replaces the folding hard top featured on the current Astra , which should bring down the price of the vehicle.

The soft top will pretty much be the only difference we’ll see when the new Astra debuts. The rest of the vehicle will remain largely unchanged, including the technology and the engine line-up. This means that the next Astra Convertible will feature a choice of eight different engines mated to a six speed transmission. The diesel options will range from 1.3 to 2.0 Liters producing anywhere from 95 HP up to 160 HP. The petrol engine will range from 1.4 to 1.6 Liters and will pump out anywhere from 100 HP to 180 HP. The suspension will be borrowed from the Astra GTC .

The new Opel Astra Convertible will be launched by the end of 2012, so stay tuned!


5 comments:

I’m looking for some surprise from them. Good to know it’s soft-top, but still the rear and side is heavily covered.

I am expecting for more impressive roofing system and not only a simple soft top version.

So this will be the competitor of the Golf is this Astra. Let’s see which will do great on the market.

This convertible will surely love by the enthusiast of its brilliant design and that is for sure.

How about when the weather is so hot? Can that soft roof minimize or possibly block the heat from entering inside the car?

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