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Antara GTC: Opel's Coup at the IAA

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September 13, 2005

Antara GTC: Opel's Coup at the IAA

Antara GTC: Opel's Coup at the IAA

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September 14, 2005 Opel unveiled a Gran Turismo Crossover concept at the IAA in Frankfurt yesterday. The Antara GTC (Gran Turismo Crossover) offers a distinctively sporty interpretation of the SUV and of the dynamic Opel design language. The Antara GTC features many innovative ideas in its interior and is powered by a 212 hp twin-turbo version of the 1.9 CDTI four-cylinder Opel engine, which ensures outstanding performance. Computer simulations show a top speed of over 210 km/h and acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in around eight seconds in combination with the six-speed automatic transmission.

The concept car was unveiled for the first time at the "GM Premiere Night" in the Bockenheimer Depot in Frankfurt in the presence of General Motors' top management.

The Antara GTC features many innovative ideas in its interior and is powered by a 212 hp twin-turbo version of the 1.9 CDTI four-cylinder Opel engine, which ensures outstanding performance.

Computer simulations show a top speed of over 210 km/h and acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in around eight seconds in combination with the six-speed automatic transmission.

In addition to the Antara GTC, Opel presented four other world premieres at IAA: the dynamic Astra TwinTop cabrio-coupe, the new editions of the Vectra and Signum, the Vectra OPC as well as the Zafira 1.6 CNG with particularly economical and environmentally compatible natural gas propulsion.

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