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Details on new Opel Astra Sports Hatch unveiled

August 3rd, 2009

The attention of the auto world can now veer away from the basic 5-door hatchback Opel Astra which has been all over the internet since its debut. Car lovers and industry insiders are hinting of an eye-catching Cabrio and a functional Wagon. There are also reports that Opel is coming up with a three-door hatch which will be as sporty as it can get.

According to Malcolm Ward, the chief designer of Astra, the new sports hatch will be more aggressively stylish against its five-door sibling. The Astra sports hatch will be due to roll out on 2011 and is expected to have a rakish looks with a lower profile than its current version.

There will also be an OPC variant which is a high performance spawn from the platform. Details have never been revealed yet by the Opel Performance Center which is a division specifically tasked to tune and tweak the Opel brands to upgrade their looks and performance.

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