Opal fans across the globe would be glad to witness the Opel Astra TCR, eTouring Car Racing concept, along with the eleventh edition of the Opel Astra at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The racing trim is only being offered to a selected number of customers who can use it for long as well as short distance runs.
The new Opel Astra has evolved over time as it is believed to be based on the company’s new design philosophy. Here for a change, the customer gets an opportunity to choose between five-door hatchback and a Sports Tourer. The Opel Astra is loaded with comes loaded with IntelliLux LED matrix light technology that adapts to distribution and length of light beam as per traffic situations. Along with the LED, the vehicle comes loaded with features like Integrated Brake Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Forward Collision Alert, Advanced Park Assist, Side Blind Spot Alert and the Traffic sign Assist. The vehicle features engine ranging between 1.0-litre and 1.6-litre engines in petrol and diesel engine options that would generate a power output ranging between 89bhp to 198bhp of power. The entry level model is offered with a 1.4-litre engine option.
The Opel Astra TCR is offered with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that is mated to a six-speed racing transmission with paddle shifters and generates about 226bhp of power and 420Nm of torque. For complete control, the vehicle comes with 378 mm brake discs and 6-piston brake calipers while the rear comes with 265 mm brake discs and 2-piston brake calipers.
For now there is no update, if the vehicle would be introduced in the Indian market. Opel cars have plied on the Indian roads and it is unlikely that we would get to see any of them again. However, it will be nice to see the 226bhp hatchback version on the Indian roads.