Top new models for SA

From Renault's new Alaskan bakkie to the latest models at the Frankfurt motor show bound for SA.

Electric cars in SA

The debate on whether or not Electric Vehicles (EV) are viable in South Africa rages on.

SPIED! Opel Astra GSI

2011-01-25 08:16

SPORTY: Opel is set to launch a sportier version of its Astra hatchback

Though launched near the end of 2010, Opel's Astra has quickly gained popularity among Opel enthusiasts and now the German automaker is planning a sportier variant.

Our spy photographers snapped these photos of the new GSI undergoing testing.

In our images you can see a re-designed front bumper and skirt with bigger air-intakes and daytime driving lights.

At the rear you can spot the additional exhaust pipe and the hugerear bumper. Overall, the new model rides a few centimetres lower than the standard version.

The new GSI will be powered by a two-litre, four-cylinder bi-turbo engine capable of 139kW - enough to top the current models' top speed of 230km/h as well as rocketing from 0-100km/h in 8.2 seconds.

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