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Opel Cascada Review

More spacious than a Golf, cheaper than an Audi A5, but can the Opel Cascada crack the cabriolet sweet spot?

Small car comparison: Volkswagen Golf v Mazda 3 v Toyota Corolla v Holden Cruze v Ford Focus v Hyundai i30 v Opel Astra v Honda Civic

Before the fireworks are blown at year's end more than a quarter of a million Australians will sign for a small hatchback or sedan, of which about 75 per cent will pick one of the eight nameplates featured in this test. This is the biggest, most relevant test of the year. The catalyst for this mega-comparison is the arrival of the new Volkswagen Golf...

Opel Astra OPC v Renault Megane RS265: Comparison Review

Opel Astra OPC versus Renault Megane RS is the ultimate example of challenger attacking, champion defending.

2013 Opel Corsa OPC Review

Despite being the baby of Opel's new performance range, the Corsa OPC is no less fun.

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2018 Holden Commodore/Opel Insignia — A look at the camouflage

Read the full article here. Today we were able to confirm, as had been expected, that the 2018 Holden Commodore will indeed be based on the next-generation Opel Insignia due to launch in mid-2017. While it's a special car for Australia because it will replace the Commodore we know and love, it's also special because of the type of camouflage used on its body...

2018 Holden Commodore First Look Review

Read the full article here. Despite its launch being almost a year-and-a-half away, CarAdvice has been behind the wheel of the 2018 Holden Commodore and can now bring you the full details. Holden allowed CarAdvice, along with a handful of Australian motoring media, into the depths of the company’s design centre to outline the 2018 Holden Commodore, which is due to arrive locally in February 2018...

Opel: 2014 Opel Corsa - first look

2014 Paris motor show - Jez takes a look at the new Opel Corsa, a car that could very well become the next Holden Barina.

Opel Astra OPC Video Review

CarAdvice heads to the racetrack in the most powerful Astra ever built.

Opel Comparisons

Small car comparison: Volkswagen Golf v Mazda 3 v Toyota Corolla v Holden Cruze v Ford Focus v Hyundai i30 v Opel Astra v Honda Civic

Before the fireworks are blown at year's end more than a quarter of a million Australians will sign for a small hatchback or sedan, of which about 75 per cent will pick one of the eight nameplates featured in this test. This is the biggest, most relevant test of the year. The catalyst for this mega-comparison is the arrival of the new Volkswagen Golf...

Opel Astra OPC v Renault Megane RS265: Comparison Review

Opel Astra OPC versus Renault Megane RS is the ultimate example of challenger attacking, champion defending.

Opel News

Holden expands Takata recall, Opel models affected

Holden has added the 2012-17 Holden/Opel Astra, 2014-17 Holden Cascada and 2013 Opel Zafira to the ever-expanding Takata airbag recall. As with all Takata recalls, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can make the airbag inflator propellant degrade...

Opel Insignia gains 147kW turbo petrol option, not for Oz

Opel has expanded the powertrain line-up for its mid-sized Insignia line-up, adding the 147kW 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine from the smaller Astra. Available on all three body styles – Grand Sport (liftback), Sports Tourer (wagon) and Country Tourer (crossover wagon) – the new petrol option is available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic, exclusively sending drive to the front wheels...

Opel GT X Experimental concept teased

Opel and Vauxhall have given the world a closer look at their upcoming GT X Experimental concept, revealing its angular face and the lack of a conventional grille. The concept, first teased in July, is designed to preview the new 'bold and pure' design language when it launches at some point in the next five months...

Opel/Vauxhall returned to profit just under a year after takeover

Just 11 months after purchasing Opel and Vauxhall from General Motors, the PSA Group has halted the flow of red ink from the lightning bolt and griffin brands. According to the French car maker, Opel/Vauxhall made a profit of €502 million ($794 million) during the first half of 2018. Its operating margin was 5.0 per cent, a significant improvement from the -2...

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Opel Owner Reviews

2013 Opel Astra Opc Review

Hot hatches are some of the most fun cars that are usable on a daily basis, and what makes this even better the OPC comes with three peddles. Now you don’t go and buy an Opel because of the badge appeal or because it’s the most practical car you can, you are looking at one because you enjoy driving and don’t mind being a bit alternative, but it is far from a compromise if you are in the market for a performance car...

2013 Opel Astra Opc Review

Bought my Astra OPC in may of 2013. Mine is from the very first boat load of cars. You can tell by the silver grill rather than body colour that the next boatload and Holden branded cars have. Good points first. Goes like a rocket when you want it to and the noise the exhaust makes when reving hard is music to the ears. Should come with a warning on the sun visor...

2012 Opel Astra Review

The Opel Astra GTC is a car I lusted after from the time I saw the first 3D renderings of it in 2010. Circumstances prevented me from buying one new, during Opel's blink-and-you'll-miss-it sojourn in the Australian market, but last year I found a great used buy and could not help myself. It is a truly beautiful thing to behold and after 9 months or so none of that allure has worn off...

2013 Opel Astra Opc Review

Very glad to hear this model coming back to Holden! Mine has been an absolute pleasure, brutal performance when you want it ( which is often!) but quite comfortable, roomy and practical when not testing out the "G" meter! The looks of this thing is pretty hard to beat on the road, certainly none of the other hot hatches can in my opinion anyway...

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