PSA Group, the parent company of Peugeot and Citroen, is now the second largest car maker in Europe, with confirmation today that it will purchase German brand Opel and British brand Vauxhall from General Motors. Confirmed during a joint press conference held by the leaders of PSA Group and GM, the sale sees the French […]
The new Opel Insignia, and in all likelihood the Holden Commodore too, will feature a second-generation version of GM’s IntelliLux matrix LED headlights. While the first-generation unit, which is available in the new Holden Astra, features 16 LED segments all up, the new version will have 32 LED segments, with 16 on each side. This […]
The Paris Motor Show is taking place from Oct. 1-16, and Opel has a surprise for visitors to its stand—an Opel Astra you can start with your mind. Guests are invited to sit comfortably in a chair facing the car, where they're outfitted with a headset that'll get the engine humming with the right mental feedback. The experience has conveniently been dubbed "Opel Mind." read more
The launch of the all-new 2016 Holden Astra has been a bit of a drawn out tease for us in Australia. Not so much for buyers, who have plenty to choose from in the small-but-roomy hatchback marketplace, but for Holden who, aside from Commodore, don’t really have a world-class car hero-ing their showrooms at the […]
The updated 2017 Opel Zafira has been revealed this week, with a refreshed face that brings the MPV in line with the new Astra hatchback and other upcoming Opel and Vauxhall models. With GM’s local arm Holden looking to European-sourced models for at least one third of its line-up by 2020, the new Zafira could be a starter […]
The Ultimate Opel? Since 1990, the Astra by German automaker Opel has made leaps and bounds in terms of looks and technological innovation. The model started as...
When the previous generation of Astra made it to American shores — dressed in leather, wood and Buick Verano badges — it wasn’t a foreign invasion. Instead, the Astra-cum-Verano was a good soldier coming home; the Astra J always felt like a Buick. Show More Summary
We take the winner of the coveted 2016 Car of the Year award for a spin in France.
The next Astra OPC could give Volkswagen's Golf R a reason to worry.
The coming new 2017 Holden Astra has been named the 2016 European Car of the Year, in its overseas Opel-branded guise, by a panel of 58 motoring journalists from across the continent. The Astra finished with a total of 312 points and was the first choice of 24 jury members. Second was the Volvo XC90, which finished […]
The Opel Astra, GM's European C-segment hatchback, was named Car of the Year for 2016 by a jury of European automotive journalists, beating out the Volvo XC90 and Mazda MX-5 Miata. Continue reading Opel Astra named 2016 European CarShow More Summary
During the hustle and bustle of last week’s Geneva Motor Show, organizers of the European Car of the Year awards named the latest Opel Astra the winner for 2016. This bodes well for cars in the United States as the underlying platform of the Astra, General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] D2XX platform, is found in latest versions of the...
he all-new astra small car has claimed the european car of the year gong for 2016, as voted by a panel of 58 automotive journalists representing 22 european markets. sold as an opel model in europe and vauxhall in the uk, the astra is also sold in australia wearing holden badges - but local showrooms are yet to stock the all-new 2016 model. Show More Summary
General Motors Europe’s Opel Vauxhall won the European Car of the Year award with its Astra family sedan, beating out contenders like the BMW 7 Series luxury limo and the Jaguar XE. The Astra needs to succeed if Opel-Vauxhall is to return to profit as promised by 2016. The company has lost a barely imaginable $18 billion since 1999.
in news that’s sure to send a twinge of sadness through automotive enthusiast circles, the opel gt concept seems unlikely to make the move to production. images of the new compact rear wheel drive coupe surfaced last week, ahead of the gt’s official unveiling at the geneva motor show in march. Show More Summary
Luc Pauwels from Belgium's VRT News took his Vauxhall (GM) Opel Astra in for service, and a mechanic there disclosed that Vauxhall had asked him to flash the firmware of any diesel Opel Zafira to remove a defeat-device that caused it to emit 500% of the legal NOx limit -- an order that came down right after the Dieselgate scandal broke. (more…)
The five-door Buick is merely a rebadged 2016 Opel Astra, to be sold exclusively in China.
Buick showcases its new Verano Hatchback and Verano GS, based closely on the Opel Astra, at the 2015 Guangzhou Motor Show. But when will it make the transoceanic voyage to American showrooms? Continue reading Buick unveils new Verano...Show More Summary
The new Opel Astra has been transformed into a Buick for sale in China, and with any luck we’ll see the car in the United States. Buick’s version of the Astra, which made its debut today at the 2015 Guangzhou Auto Show, is called the Verano Hatchback, and in addition to a new name the car received Buick’s signature waterfall...
There’s a new race series called the Touringcar Racer International Series (TCR) that held its inaugural season this year. With its low cost of entry and low running costs, the series is aimed at enthusiasts and up-and-coming drivers and features cars with only around 300 horsepower. Previously we saw a Volkswagen Golf TCR racer and now we...