GM held a premier party Monday night a few blocks away from the Messe where the rest of the Frankfurt Motor Show is being held. Thanks to Randall's incredible lack of navigation, we were nearly 45 minutes late and arrived just in time for the unveiling of Opel's Antara GTC (Gran Turismo Crossover) concept. The timing was perfect, as I was able to sneak behind the stage and take pics of the vehicle as it revolved around on stage. Read on for more info on the Antara GTC concept…
WARNING: Lots of pics from the press kit after the jump.
The Antara GTC is a sport utility vehicle with a heavier than usual accent on the sport. Under the hood is a twin-turbo 1.9L CDTI diesel four-cylinder that makes a stout 212 hp. The motor can propel the three-door ute to 60mph in under 8 seconds. The design of the exterior is very clean and well proportioned with many fetching detail accents like air vents aft of the front wheels and along the hood lines, as well as exhaust tips located in front of the rear wheels. Kind of reminds us of a Mercedes Benz M-Class minus a pair of doors. Another trick features is a tailgate with a pantographic hinge that swings the rear door upwards and towards the front of the vehicle so as not to force someone to step back when opening it.
The Antara GTC was actually a breath of fresh air so far after so many vehicles we?ve already seen prior to the show.