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2022 Opel Astra revealed

The 2022 Opel Astra has been unveiled in Europe. The sixth generation of Opel's small-car nameplate in Europe, the new Astra 'L' moves to the same EMP2 platform as the Peugeot 308, Citroen C4, and other Stellantis group vehicles – unlocking plug-in hybrid power for the first time...

2022 Opel/Vauxhall Astra teased

British carmaker Vauxhall and its German sister brand Opel have teased the next-generation 2022 Astra small hatchback – a car which, had the events of the last five years played out differently, could have made it to Australian showrooms wearing Holden badging...

2021 Opel Astra to be built in Rüsselsheim, will offer electrified model

Opel has announced the next-generation Astra small car will be built at its Rüsselsheim facility in Germany from 2021, also confirming an electrified variant. Currently, the Astra is assembled at Ellesmere Port in the UK, and Gliwice in Poland – the former supplying Australia’s now-axed Holden Astra Sportwagon, and the latter the source of the Holden Astra hatchback which remains on sale...

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...

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...