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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...

Opel Manta GSe ElektroMod: 1970s coupe restored with electric power and a manual gearbox

The Opel Manta GSe ElektroMod has been revealed, as a modern electrified reimagining on the German brand's 1970s-era sports car. Built to celebrate the Manta's 50th anniversary, the Opel Manta GSe ElektroMod follows the recently-revealed Hyundai Pony Heritage Series as the latest in a line of electric 'restomods', dropping modern electric powertrains into restored classic cars...

Stellantis: Merger of Fiat-Chrysler and Peugeot groups – UPDATE

UPDATE, 19 January 2021: It's done! Six months after Stellantis was announced as the name of the merger between Fiat Chrysler Group (FCA) and the Peugeot Group (PSA), the new entity has launched. The merger makes Stellantis one of the largest car companies in the world, with combined annual sales of around 8.1 million vehicles...

Full range of 2021 Opel and Vauxhall Mokka twins revealed overseas

Opel and Vauxhall have revealed their petrol and diesel powered variants of the Mokka SUV range, filling out the range alongside the Mokka-e electric version. Following in the footsteps of the Corsa hatch, the design of internal combustion and electric versions has been kept the same. A design initiative also seen of the related Peugeot 208 hatch and 2008 SUV...

Euro NCAP: CX-30, Explorer, GLB get five-star ratings

Independent crash-testing firm, Euro NCAP, has released its latest round of safety ratings, with the new Mazda CX-30, Ford Explorer, and Mercedes-Benz GLB all achieving five-star results. The star of the show was the Mazda CX-30, which recorded a near-perfect 99 per cent score for Adult Occupant Protection, giving it the highest score for this category against Euro NCAP's 2018-19 protocol...

Opel: Eight electrified models on sale by 2021

German brand Opel is surging ahead with its 'Charge!' electrification strategy, promising a total of eight electrified vehicles "in important volume segments" by 2021. "We will electrify our entire product portfolio by 2024. Further models will follow very soon after we made the start with the Corsa-e and the Grandland X Hybrid4 this year," said Michael Lohscheller, CEO for Opel and Vauxhall...

2020 Holden Commodore Sportwagon spied again

The facelifted Opel Insignia Sports Tourer has been snapped by photographers at the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany, hinting at what's in store for the Holden Commodore Sportwagon. Like previous prototypes we've seen recently, the refreshed Insignia/Commodore will don revised designs for the front and rear fascias, with rejigged lighting at both ends and subtle changes to the bumpers...

2019 Opel Corsa revealed

The all-new 2019 Opel Corsa has been detailed by the German brand, with European order books opening this week. Priced from €13,990 ($22,668) in Germany, the sixth-generation Corsa is based on the PSA Group’s CMP scalable architecture, which also underpins the likes of the new Peugeot 208...

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...

2020 Holden Commodore Sportwagon spied

The facelifted Holden Commodore has been spied in wagon-bodied Opel guise during hot weather testing in Europe, ahead of an anticipated reveal later this year. Sold abroad as the Insignia under the Opel and Vauxhall brands, the updated Commodore still wears heavy camouflage at the front and rear to disguise the upcoming design changes...

2020 Opel Corsa-e officially unveiled

As was widely expected, the new Opel Corsa-e has the same drivetrain as the Peugeot 208-e. Under the bonnet, the Corsa-e has an electric motor with 100kW of power and 260Nm of torque. Opel says the electric hatchback is capable of racing from 0-100km/h in 8.1 seconds. Fitted with a 50kWh battery under the floor, the Corsa-e has an expected driving range of 330 kilometres using the WLTP cycle...