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Opel lifts cover on Astra cabrio

2005-08-01 09:57

Opel's new coupe-cabrio will be launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The elegant four-seater as a electro-hydraulic retractable three-part roof system, which enable boot space of about 440 litres.

In the cabrio configuration, more than 200 liters are still available.

An "Easy Load" function increases practicality: at the touch of a button, the horizontally stacked roof parts in the trunk can be raised, so that cargo is easily accessible.

Technically the two-door coupé-cabrio shares its genes with the Astra hatchback.

It comes with four petrol engines (76kW to 147kW) and the 110 kW 1.9 CDTI common-rail diesel engine.

The top-of-the-line 200 hp 2.0-litre ECOTEC Turbo reaches a top speed of over 230 km/h.

GMSA spokesperson Tim Hendon told Wheels24 that there are no immediate plans to launch the Twin Top here. However, time will tell...

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