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.
In 2017, American car giant General Motors sold its European-market Opel and Vauxhall brands to French conglomerate (and owners of Peugeot and Citroen) Groupe PSA – a firm now known as Stellantis, following its merger with the US's FCA.
Stellantis: Fiat-Chrysler and Peugeot-Citroen merger set for European approval – UPDATE
UPDATE, November 10, 2020: Today, the merged Fiat Chrysler and PSA Groupe (Peugeot Citroen) companies have revealed the final version of their Stellantis logo.
In its finished form, the logo adds a dotted starburst device to the A of the Stellantis wordmark revealed in July – reflecting the Latin term 'stello'; "to brighten with stars".
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.
The newest release also adds a slightly sportier GS trim for Opel versions or SRi variant for the Vauxhall range.
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.
Leaked images of the 2020 Buick Regal have surfaced on the internet, previewing upcoming design changes for the related Holden Commodore and Euro-market Opel/Vauxhall Insignia.
First published by Autoweek.nl, the pair of images show a bronze Regal sedan with subtle design changes compared to the model currently on sale in markets like the US and China, appearing to draw upon Opel's new design language that debuted with the all-new Corsa hatchback.