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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...

UK secures 2015 Opel Astra production; future of German plants unclear

The next-generation Vauxhall/Opel Astra will be produced exclusively in the UK and Poland, leaving the future of two German plants under a cloud. General Motors confirmed overnight it would invest £125 million ($199 million) in Britain's Ellesmere Port assembly plant to upgrade it with the latest manufacturing equipment and prepare it for production of the new model, which is scheduled to begin in 2015...

2012 Vauxhall Astra VXR: performance credentials revealed

The new Vauxhall Astra VXR will put its class-leading 400Nm of torque to good use, with the British division of General Motors confirming the hot-hatch will launch from 0-100km/h in under six seconds. To achieve its 5.9-second sprint time, the Astra VXR combines a 206kW/400Nm turbocharged 2...

Opel Astra sedan spy shots

Our spy photographers have captured the Opel Astra sedan undergoing testing near the Nurburgring in Germany ahead of its anticipated unveiling later this year. As the images reveal, the new Astra sedan shares its basic styling features with the Astra hatch launched in Europe in 2009...

Opel Astra Cabriolet spy shots

Our spy photographers have captured images of an early prototype of the fourth-generation Opel Astra Cabriolet undergoing winter testing in Europe. The prototype is heavily camouflaged, although it’s obvious from the headlights, grille and taillights that the soft-top is based on the existing Astra hatch. Don’t despair if the ill-fitting tent-like roof doesn’t appeal...

Opel Astra GTC joins Australian launch range

The locally built Holden Cruze is set to face further pressure from within after Opel Australia today confirmed it would expand its Opel Astra range with the GTC three-door hatchback variant. Opel is also hoping to introduce the Astra OPC hot-hatch, which will debut at March’s 2012 Geneva motor show, as it targets aggressive sales growth with the nameplate already well established in Australia by its sister General Motors brand...

2012 Opel Astra OPC: The hottest Astra ever

The all-new 2012 Opel Astra OPC coupe will be the fastest and most powerful production Astra in history when it goes on sale in Europe around the middle of next year. Powered by a 2.0-litre direct-injection turbocharged petrol engine, the 2012 Astra OPC will produce 206kW of power and 400Nm of torque. Those figures position the Astra OPC well ahead of the Renault Megane R...

Opel OPC, Astra GTC sports models under consideration for Australia

The hottest models in Opel’s European model line-up could be headed to Australia, with the local branch’s new chief admitting they are under serious consideration for our market.   Opel Australia managing director, Bill Mott, said Australia’s newest car brand was acutely aware that Australian motorists appreciated hot hatches and true driver’s cars...

Opel Australia reveals Corsa, Astra, Insignia details for 2012

Opel Australia’s new managing director has shed more light on the brand’s initial launch range, and the good news is there will be plenty of choice for light, small and medium car shoppers. Opel Australia chief Bill Mott confirmed the Corsa, Astra and Insignia were all on track for launch in the second half of next year, expected to take place from late in the third quarter or sometime in the final quarter of 2012...

2013 Opel Astra Cabriolet teaser and spy shots

Opel has released an early teaser image of the upcoming Opel Astra Cabriolet. At the same time, the company has also been spotted testing a prototype version of the new drop-top. From the teaser image we can see the car will retain its accommodating rear seats and be based on the new sporty three-door shape...

2012 Opel Astra GTC revealed

Opel has revealed the all-new Opel Astra GTC in Europe. According to the company, it will be the most dynamic car in its class when it hits the market towards the end of this year. The GTC will rival the likes of the Renault Megane Coupe and the Volkswagen Scirocco, with its three-door coupe layout, based on the five-door Astra...