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...
Buick will sell a rebadged version of the latest Opel Astra hatch in China, raising hopes that the car’s next destination may be the United States. The Astra will go on sale in China later this year, badged as a Verano. There will be two versions on offer, a standard Verano Hatchback and a sportier Verano GS. A teaser shot reveals the rear...
Opel is offering customer racing teams the new Astra TCR, packing a 330-horsepower turbo four and lots of competition equipment for $100k. Continue reading GM's new Opel Astra TCR is a serious piece of kit for $100k GM's new Opel Astra TCR is a serious piece of kit for $100k originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 19 Oct 2015 18:02:00 EST. Show More Summary
The Astra TCR will have to fend off competition from Honda Civics, SEAT Leons and Volkswagen Golfs.
The Verano hatchback is based on the Opel Astra.
As Opel begins its retail roll out of the new Astra across Europe, some enterprising spy shooters have found the Opel’s Chinese-market twin wearing Buick tri-shields and Verano GS badging. And holy shit, this is about to get very, very confusing. Show More Summary
With a five-door hatch and wagon already shown, there’s still more to come from the Opel Astra, which will wear Holden badges when it arrives in Australia next year. Rumours out of Europe indicate that a coupe model is under development, planned to rival the Audi TT and next-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class Coupe. Show More Summary
Not long ago, it was widely thought that some of Opel’s more exciting Astra variants such as the GTC coupe and Sports Tourer wagon would make it over to the United States to bolster Buick’s lineup while also utilizing some of Opel’s spare capacity. Prototypes were even spotted near General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] tech...
The Opel Astra OPC and Holden Astra VXR twins look set to downsize to a 1.6-litre turbo engine when the next-generation hot hatches emerge later this decade. New Astra chief engineer Marc Schmidt confirmed with Australian journalists last week that a 1.6-litre engine was “at this point the ceiling on the [sports car] assignment”, seemingly […]
The compact family/grocery/guy in a cheap suit/whatever you throw at it-hauler Opel Astra is that brand’s most important car, and this K-generation had better sell like hotcakes now that General Motors is down $900 million. But why wouldn’t it? Read more...
The new Opel Astra has made its big debut in Frankfurt, and yet, here we are wishing it'd show its face here in America. Continue reading Opel Astra makes us yearn for a tri-shield Opel Astra makes us yearn for a tri-shield originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 15 Sep 2015 13:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
It’s true that the station wagon segment has experienced a decline in the wake of the booming popularity of crossovers. There aren’t that many wagons on the streets these days. But there are some brands that have resisted in participating in this exodus. Show More Summary
The Sports Tourer boasts over 57 cubic feet of trunk space with the rear seats folded flat.
General Motors has pulled the covers from its new Astra wagon for European markets on the eve of the Frankfurt Motor Show. The new wagon will wear Vauxhall and Opel badges in various markets, and is dubbed ‘Sports Tourer’ by its creators. Show More Summary
General Motors and Opel are rolling into the Frankfurt Motor Show this year with the new Astra Sports Tourer wagon and this custom Vivaro Surf van concept. Continue reading GM's Opel Astra bringing wagonload of envy to Frankfurt GM's Opel Astra bringing wagonload of envy to Frankfurt originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 10 Sep 2015 18:44:00 EST. Show More Summary