Opel/Vauxhall announced today a new Convertible model due in 2013. It is the new Astra Cabrio based on the same platform as the current Astra, the Astra SportsTourer and the upcoming Astra GTC.
There has been quite a few speculations regarding the new Astra Convertible, but we won’t know for sure if it actually looks anything like the current Astra range. They still have not decided on vehicle naming, pricing and equipment, so we can’t say for sure. Plus, the Astra itself may change in this two years.
The new Cabrio is part of the company’s €11 billion investment pledge announced approximately one year ago as part of its plan for the future. It will be made at the highly-efficient Gliwice plant alongside other Astra models.
“The new Convertible will be a great addition to our product lineup,” said Opel/Vauxhall CEO Nick Reilly. “It follows the long-standing tradition of highly emotional and legendary Opel/Vauxhall Cabrios that provided important halo effects on our brand. With its sleek and elegant design, our new Convertible will fully deliver on that same promise.”