It’s been badged an HSV, an Opel, and now the hottest Astra will return in 2015 as the Holden Astra VXR to put the Lion badge back in the hot-hatch game for the first time since 2009. Australians could buy this very car only last year as an Opel Astra OPC, of course, before the [...]
Coupefying hatchbacks is all the rage in the European market these days. Its what Opel and Vauxhall did with the latest Astra, and what Renault did with the Mégane, and now Hyundai is preparing to follow a similar formula, only in aShow More Summary
General Motors Co said on Friday it was reviewing the timing of the expansion of its Russian plant near St Petersburg because of a slump in the auto market. The plant currently makes Chevrolet Cruze, Opel Astra, and Chevrolet Trailblazer models. Show More Summary
Our wily spy photographers have snapped the first photos of the 2015 Opel Astra’s interior whilst the car was undergoing testing at the Nurburgring. Although it’s covered in plenty of shrouding and tape, the interior of the next-generation Astra will feature a clearly delineated two-tier dashboard, with controls for the entertainment and navigation systems on [...]
Every Opel model sold so far in Australia has been issued with a recall notice over a problem with the owners’ manuals issued by the German arm of General Motors. The recall notice – published on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s recalls.gov.au website – states that Opel Astra, Opel Corsa, Opel Insignia and Opel Zafira [...]
NEW HOLDEN ASTRA SPIED Holden’s next-generation Astra hatch, developed primarily by German cousin Opel, has been spied testing at the Nurburgring this week. The current and ageing Astra range is already set to return to Australia next...Show More Summary
Holden may have announced it would add the Astra, Cascada and Insignia to its line-up, but don’t expect those to be the only new models to be added by the local maker in the coming months and years. Sceptically viewed as a way of smoothing over some of the hurt of the brand’s decision to [...]
Holden, General Motor's Australian arm, is just beginning a major transition. The automaker announced late last year that it would end local production in 2017. But recently, Gerry Dorizas, its new managing director, boldly declared that the marque is gunning to lead the country in market share by 2020. Show More Summary
Holden may be losing the Commodore, but the brand will gain three new “premium” offerings, suggesting a possible direction for its famed HSV performance shop. Holden-badged versions of the Astra GTC and VXR, Insignia VXR and the Cascada convertible. Just-Auto reports that the Insignia will be a new “fully imported” premium sedan, while the […]
HOLDEN CONFIRMS OPEL MODELS FOR 2015 HOLDEN confirms Opel’s Cascada will arrive in 2015, wearing lion badge. OPC-tuned performance models, the Astra VXR and Insignia VXR, also returning as Holdens. Three-door Astra GTC will also return to Australia. Show More Summary
Holden has today announced it will add a number of new models to its line-up, including its own versions of the Opel Cascada, the Opel Astra GTC three-door, Opel Astra OPC hot-hatch and Opel Insignia OPC performance sedan. The new models will join the Holden line-up in 2015, though the Astra GTC and Astra VXR and Insignia VXR [...]
The new-generation 2015 Opel Astra has been spotted undergoing testing at an engineering facility by CarAdvice’s spy photographers in Europe. Our spies suggest the new-generation Astra hasn’t hit the road as part of its real-world testing at this point, but the car spotted here is clearly a production prototype that gives us an idea of [...]
According to the rumourmill, the next generation Opel Astra could potentially replace or join the Cruze as Holden's local small-car offering. But with the current Astra range already departed after GM's aborted attempt at establishing...Show More Summary
Opel’s next-generation Astra has been spotted in prototype form. The vehicle is particularly interesting for U.S. readers as it is expected to form the basis of the next-generation Buick Verano. Peugeot has revealed a stunning four-door coupe concept called the Exalt. It’s powered by a hybrid system developing 340 horsepower and...
With development of the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze approaching its end, one of the next vehicles to be spun off General Motors Company’s [NYSE:F] revised D2XX compact car platform will be the next generation of the Opel Astra. A prototype for the new car has now been spotted. The prototype is for the five-door hatchback bodystyle, and although...
The Opel Astra Copacabana pays homage to the soccer world cup with real grass upholstery on the seats.
www.ZerCustoms.com - Opel announced today the Astra Copacabana special edition, which features real g... [...]
Recently, Mark Reuss told media that he would like GM to have an American wagon. If this happens, the prime candidate is the Chevy Cruze Wagon, which already exists – and is also offered with diesel engine and manual transmission. But what if GM wanted something more upscale? What if Reuss’ dream wagon is meant […]
New GM Europe design boss Mark Adams will bring a sharper and more premium look to the next-generation Opel Astra, the company says. And there may be no better man for the job of sharpening any new model, with Adams formerly responsible for design GM’s prestige marque Cadillac. Show More Summary
Even more than in years past, this month's Geneva Motor Show press days were absolutely teeming with lust-worthy hot hatches. There was the new Seat Leon Cupra, the Honda Civic Type R concept, Volkswagen Scirocco R and Golf GTE, Audi S1 and Abarth 695 Biposto. Show More Summary