Opel is preparing on releasing a new model on the European market which could be aimed at the Audi TT. 2016 Opel GT Coupe will be based on the same platform as the Astra, so it will be a front wheel drive design which will likely be characterized by a lightweight chassis and powerful engines. At this point in time there are very few details about it but the good part is that the 2016 Opel GT Coupe has been confirmed through a few people close to Opel’s management. It seems that the car is going to be developed in the UK by Vauxhall and it should also be sold in the rest of Europe under the Opel brand.
2016 Opel GT Coupe Release Date
Some rumors even said that the car will also be sold in the US with a possible Chevrolet tag on it, under the Camaro sports car but this is highly unlikely considering the car prices there. The release date for the 2016 Opel GT Coupe should be some time in the mid of 2016 and the car will likely be ready for sale by the end of that year.
It seems that the exterior design will be influenced by that of the Monza concept which has been released two years ago. This is good news because it means that the car will not be identical to the Astra. It will have a unique personality with a new design for its front end, a long hood and a short back as well as all the features of a true sports car.
The interior will likely feature enough room for four people but despite that, the car will likely only be able to accommodate two adults and two children. This is because it will be a two-door coupe and from the early renders it seems to be quite a bit smaller than its competitors.
2016 Opel GT Coupe Engine
Under the hood of the 2016 Opel GT Coupe we could find a few different engines. To start with, the base model is likely going to get a 1 liter turbocharged inline 3 petrol engine which could develop around 130 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. Further up the range, the car will most definitely make use of the 1.6 liter diesel engine on the Astra. This could be available in a few power outputs ranging from 110 all the way up to 160 horsepower. The top of the range model will most likely use a 1.6 liter turbocharged petrol engine with around 220 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque. All models will come with a 6 speed manual and front wheel drive while an economy oriented Easytronic automatic will be available as an option.