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2016 Opel Astra Sports Tourer wagon revealed for Frankfurt motor show

The ‘Sports Tourer’ wagon companion to the all-new 2016 Opel Astra hatch has been revealed online today, ahead of an unveiling at this month’s Frankfurt motor show. Earlier spy shots had revealed more than a little of the new wagon’s shape, and of course the June unveiling of the new hatch offered buyers their first look at the next-generation Astra design...

2016 Opel Astra Sports Tourer wagon spied

The all-new 2016 Astra is out in force this month, with a hot GSi variant spied testing recently and the new Sports Tourer wagon version caught on the road just this week. These new photos, taken outside of Opel’s Ruesselsheim headquarters in Germany, confirm that we can expect the Astra Sports Tourer to maintain a practical wagon design focused on cargo capacity...

2016 Opel Astra unveiled ahead of Frankfurt debut

Overnight, GM revealed its next-generation Opel Astra five-door hatch, as well as its English counterpart, the Vauxhall Astra, prior to its public debut at the Frankfurt motor show in the middle of September. The Astra is said to be quite a fair bit lighter than the model it will soon replace...

2015 Opel Astra interior spied at Nurburgring

Our wily spy photographers have snapped the first photos of the 2015 Opel Astra's interior whilst the car was undergoing testing at the Nurburgring. Although it's covered in plenty of shrouding and tape, the interior of the next-generation Astra will feature a clearly delineated two-tier dashboard, with controls for the entertainment and navigation systems on the top level, while the climate control buttons and knobs reside on the lower level...

2015 Opel Astra spied: General Motors' new small car could come to Australia

The new-generation 2015 Opel Astra has been spotted undergoing testing at an engineering facility by CarAdvice's spy photographers in Europe. Our spies suggest the new-generation Astra hasn't hit the road as part of its real-world testing at this point, but the car spotted here is clearly a production prototype that gives us an idea of how the new model melds the swoopy hatchback shape of the current model with more sharply styled lines at the front and rear...

Opel Astra OPC Extreme : 224kW-plus hot-hatch revealed

It looks more racecar than road car, but the street-legal Opel Astra OPC Extreme is set for a low-volume production run. Debuting at next week’s Geneva motor show, the Astra OPC Extreme claims the title of the fastest front-wheel-drive Opel in history. Unsurprisingly, it’s also the fastest car to ever wear the Astra badge...

Holden Astra set to return to Australia alongside new Euro line-up

Holden will switch its import line-up from the current US-based, South Korean-built cars back to European-based Opel models in time for a next-generation model renewal, a General Motors executive has revealed...

Opel Astra GTC Sport: new engine, new gearbox for $36,990

An updated Opel Astra GTC Sport will be here in July, debuting a new turbocharged engine and automatic transmission. Fitted with Opel’s all-new 1.6-litre four-cylinder SIDI (spark ignition direct injection) Turbo engine and tied to a six-speed automatic transmission for the first time, the $36,990 Opel Astra GTC Sport auto is $2000 dearer than the existing six-speed manual variant, which curiously uses the carry-over engine...

Opel Astra GTC: new 1.6-litre turbo petrol here next month

An Opel Astra GTC variant powered by a new 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine promising more torque and improved efficiency is set to arrive in Australia next month. Following the engine's debut in the Opel Cascada, Opel has announced the all-new 1.6-litre four-cylinder SIDI (spark ignition direct injection) Turbo engine will now power the front wheels of the three-door Opel Astra GTC hatchback...

Opel Astra OPC: pricing and specifications

The Opel Astra OPC has landed in Australia, with the German performance car becoming the latest model to join the ultra-competitive hot-hatch scene. The Opel Astra OPC is the quickest and most powerful vehicle ever to wear the Astra badge, with its 206kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine capable of launching the racy three-door front-wheel drive from 0-100km/h in 6...

Opel launches high-performance OPC range in Australia

Opel Australia has beefed up its line-up with the launch of its high-performance OPC (Opel Performance Centre) range of cars including the Corsa OPC, Astra OPC and Insignia OPC. The OPC variants will sit above the regular Opel versions, commanding significantly higher prices and assuming range-topping status...