Opel Astra K gets the OPC treatment image

And it will rival some of the hottest vehicles in the segment.

Don’t get too excited when seeing this image because it is nothing more than a simple rendering at this time and, after we have seen it in the regular body style, the 5-door hatchback, just a day ago, rendering artists have shown it in a four-door sedan and a five-door estate too. Now, time has come to talk about the future range-topping version, the Astra OPC, which is envisioned in a 3-door GTC body style in this case. The model has been inspired by its smaller brother, the Corsa OPC, but don’t expect the final variant to look exactly the same because you may be surprised.

At this time, we have no clue on what the new Opel Astra OPC will be using under its hood but it will have to be something hot enough to make it worthy of going up against the Renaultsport Megane, the Volkswagen Golf GTI, the Ford Focus ST, the Honda Civic Type R and several other vehicles in the segment. The regular versions of the compact car will be packing the 1.0 liter three-cylinder Ecotec engine under their hoods, producing 105 HP (77 kW). Customers will also get to buy the Ecotec four-cylinder 1.4 liter, with its 145 HP (107 kW) and 250 Nm (185 lb-ft) of torque. Diesel lovers will have to settle for the 95 HP (70 kW) 1.6 liter CDTI unit for the moment. The new Opel Astra generation will be making its public debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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