The 2013 Opel Astra Convertible had been spied on while on a test drive in Germany, these models were actually prototype ones as the front doors seemed to be the same as those of the hatchback model.
The spy images and video has nonetheless made sure that a first look of the to be launched vehicle is made available to you. The car is slated to be launched in 2013 and carries with it a rather heavier, costly and complicated retractable metal roof that has a fabric hood.
These changes should help better the performance of the car in terms of fuel efficiency and handling. The prototype models caught on spy cam are ones based on the Astra GTC Sports Hatchback and have a longer rear so as to increase passenger and luggage space.
Most of the technical features for the 2013 Opel Astra Convertible will be same and the car might have its engine derived from GTC models, diesel or even gasoline. The speculations are that the Opel Astra Convertible will be seen in a concept model at Geneva in next spring or in Frankfurt this fall.