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Panoramic screen for Astra Sport

PUBLISHED: 17:49 21 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:03 22 October 2010

It's vroom with a view - Vauxhall's Astra Sport Hatch is now available with a Panoramic windscreen, and to celebrate this innovative new arrival Vauxhall has come up with a stunning special edition that shows off the stylish design and driving excitement for which the manufacturer has become renowned.

It's vroom with a view - Vauxhall's Astra Sport Hatch is now available with a Panoramic windscreen, and to celebrate this innovative new arrival Vauxhall has come up with a stunning special edition that shows off the stylish design and driving excitement for which the manufacturer has become renowned.

And it's not just the roof that's clearly cool - for the first 500 customers, the newcomer is being offered as a strictly limited edition at an even cooler price. At just £15,995, the 1.8-litre only GTC costs £5 less than the standard Astra Sport Hatch 1.8 SRi on which it's based, yet comes with more than £1,100 worth of options. As well as the Panoramic windscreen, the special model, of which only 500 will be built, features 18in five-spoke alloy wheels and unique GTC badges, while equipment highlights include air-conditioning, sports seats, ESPPlus, a trip computer and front fog lights. The Panoramic windscreen's heat-absorbing glass cuts right back across the roof leaving a clear, uninterrupted view out of the car. An electric blind can be slid forward should you crave some more shade. The feature gives an unusual yet stimulating driving experience.

GTC launch models will be available in three colours - Flame Red, Black Sapphire and Star Silver. All GTCs will be powered by Astra Sport Hatch's 1.8-litre 125PS powerplant, giving a 0-60mph time of 10 seconds and a top speed of 124mph, along with a combined fuel economy figure of 35.8mpg.

After the initial run of GTC models, the Panoramic roof will be available as an £850 option across the Astra Sport Hatch range.


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