Here at GM Authority, we have been salivating over the upcoming Opel GTC hatchback, and we can only wish that it will launch in U.S. shores. And according to Car & Driver, we could be getting our wish and more.
According to C&D, the upcoming Opel GTC will in fact be making its way to America as a Buick, thought it’s not clear on whether or not it will feature a more unique exterior design than what will be seen in Europe, or a quick badge swap a la Insignia/Regal. However we can at least expect the Buick hatch to be called something other than GTC.
Engines are still being hammered out, but expect it to share the engines and transmissions that will be found in the upcoming Verano along with a range-topper with around 300 horsepower.
Now for the speculation. Since Opel has confirmed a still-to-be-officially-named Astra-based convertible (there have even been spy photos of the vehicle), C&D thinks that it’s not too far of a stretch to think such a vehicle will eventually find its way to the Buick portfolio as well.
We don’t want to be picky or anything, but we feel these sporty little cars would receive better reception as Chevrolet models… but that’s just us.
Source: Car & Driver