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Earlier this year, Opel added a new sedan version to its Astra lineup and now it looks like Opel is working to update the other Astra versions. Until now, we’ve only seen spy images of the standard model, but today our spy photographers have also caught a facelifted GTC out for a testing session.

As you can see only the front has been camouflaged meaning the front end is the part that Opel will work the most. The camo indicates that the GTC will feature a much larger front grille and some revisions to the lower part of its bumper.

It is believed that the bigger grille and the bigger air intakes are there to feed additional air to a new twin-turbo diesel engine with an output of about 190 horsepower.

The back will be mostly unchanged, as the only covered parts we see is the Opel and GTC badges.

Expect to see the new Astra GTC launched sometime early in 2013.


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