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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...

Opel Astra OPC to race, Adam to rally in 2013

Opel will return to motorsport in 2013 with a two-pronged attack spearheaded by the rally-bound Adam city car and the track-focused Astra OPC. Initially targeting European enthusiasts, Opel has prepared a rally version of the Opel Adam specified to FIA R2 standards, to compete in the inaugural ADAC Opel Rally Cup from 2013, which falls under the broader ADAC Rally Masters series...

2013 Opel Astra GTC: minor facelift for compact coupe

The 2013 Opel Astra GTC has been spied undergoing testing in Europe, with black plastic camouflage disguising a new front-end design for the updated compact coupe. Our latest spy shots reveal the facelifted Opel Astra GTC three-door will feature a larger front grille similar to that of the mid-sized Insignia, as well as a redesigned lower grille and front side air intakes...

Opel Astra OPC hot-hatch priced at $42,990

A price tag of $42,990 has been announced for the Opel Astra OPC hot-hatch at the 2012 Sydney motor show. The range-topping version of the Astra small car goes on sale in February 2013. It's relatively sharp pricing for a model that with a power output of 206kW trumps rivals such as the slightly cheaper 155kW Volkswagen Golf GTI and 184kW Ford Focus ST, the similarly priced 195kW RenaultSport Megane and the more expensive 188kW Volkswagen Scirocco R...

Opel Astra OPC hot-hatch confirmed for Australia

The Opel Astra OPC hot-hatch has been confirmed for Australia and will make its local public debut at the 2012 Sydney motor show. The most powerful version of the Astra yet has been expected given that Opel is focusing on the Astra nameplate’s recognition to build the profile of the German brand in Australia...

Opel Astra pricing and specifications revealed

General Motors' European brand Opel has released Australian pricing and specifications for the Opel Astra that brings a famous nameplate back to the local small-car segment. The Opel Astra is spearheading the brand’s entry into Australia after decades of many of its models being rebadged as Holdens...

Opel Astra GTC: pricing and specifications revealed

The Opel Astra GTC, the eye-catching act of the GM Europe brand's new Australian range, is priced from $28,990. The GTC is a sportier, three-door coupe/hatch version of the popular small car that returns to the local market for the first time since 2009. At 4466mm the Opel Astra GTC is 47mm longer than the five-door Astra hatch, and it's also 7mm wider but 21mm lower for a sportier stance...

Opel Astra: update revealed before September launch

The updated Opel Astra has been revealed ahead of the brand's Australian launch in September. Opel Australia has confirmed the launch of the refreshed Astra hatch, GTC coupe and wagon will coincide with their introduction in the brand's domestic market in Germany...

Opel Astra sedan: first look at small four-door

The first official details and images of the Opel Astra sedan have been revealed ahead of the compact four-door's unveiling at the 2012 Moscow auto salon in August. The sedan becomes the fourth body style in the Astra line-up, following the five-door hatch, three-door GTC coupe and the Sports Tourer wagon...