The Opel Astra is extremely popular in Yekaterinburg. Over the next few weeks I will be taking you on a trip through Trans-Siberian railway, stopping along the way in various Russia, Mongolian and Chinese cities to observe the vastly different car landscapes each time. The last stop was Kazan in Tatarstan, and we are now travelling […]
You may know it as an Opel, a Vauxhall, a Holden, a Chevy, a Buick or even a Saturn, depending on where you live. But whatever emblem it's wearing, the Astra is straightforward car. Nothing particularly remarkable about it. Which isShow More Summary
I ran a British spec Vauxhall Astra VXR (also known as the Opel Astra OPC) for a week. Read more...
We've always maintained a quiet appreciation for Europe's appreciation for small cargo conversions - panel-back versions of small passenger cars like the Opel Astra, Ford Fiesta and such. They might not be able to hold great volumes, but for light-duty nimble urban schlepping on the cheap, we can see the value. Show More Summary
Volvo hogged the headlines this week, with confirmation that the Swedish carmaker is back in Australian touring car racing. Garry Rogers Motorsport will spearhead the comeback, preparing the new S60 Polestar for battle in 2014. Seems...Show More Summary
2013 OPEL ASTRA REVIEW Vehicle Style: Hot hatch Price: $42,990 (plus on-roads) Fuel Economy claimed: 8.1l/100km | tested: 11.3l/100km OVERVIEW The hot-hatch microcosm contains some potent and memorable machines, many tagged 'G-T-I', thanks to some keen efforts over the years from Volkswagen, Peugeot and even Suzuki. Show More Summary
An updated Opel Astra GTC Sport will be here in July, debuting a new turbocharged engine and automatic transmission. Fitted with Opel’s all-new 1.6-litre four-cylinder SIDI (spark ignition direct injection) Turbo engine and tied to a...Show More Summary
GM's new 1.6 litre SIDI four-cylinder turbo engine has joined the Opel Australia family, launching with a new six-speed auto in the three-door Astra GTC Sport. Available from July, the new offers 125kW from 4250rpm and 280Nm of torque between 1650-4250rpm. Show More Summary
An Opel Astra GTC variant powered by a new 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine promising more torque and improved efficiency is set to arrive in Australia next month. Following the engine’s debut in the Opel Cascada, Opel has announced the all-new … Continue reading ? The post Opel Astra GTC: new 1.6-litre turbo petrol here next month appeared first on CarAdvice.
Before the fireworks are blown at year’s end more than a quarter of a million Australians will sign for a small hatchback or sedan, of which about 75 per cent will pick one of the eight nameplates featured in this … Continue readingShow More Summary
Opel has boosted the appeal of its Astra range in the European market this week, slotting its new 1.6 SIDI turbocharged petrol engine into the line-up. Announced in 2012 and detailed earlier this year, the new efficiency-focused 1.6 turbo will be offered in two states of tune and will replace Opel's existing 1.6 litre turbo engine. Show More Summary
The Opel Mokka will join the growing number of pint-sized SUVs sold in Australia. General Motors’ German brand has finally confirmed the Mokka will join its local line-up, which currently comprises the Corsa city car, Astra small car and Insignia … Continue reading ? The post Opel Mokka confirmed for Australia appeared first on CarAdvice.
Words: Daniel DeGasperi. Photos: Alex Bryden / David Zalstein. Opel Astra OPC versus Renault Megane RS is the ultimate example of challenger attacking, champion defending. But the French know, arrogantly but correctly, that the Megane RS has long been the … Continue reading ? The post Opel Astra OPC v Renault Megane RS265: Comparison Review appeared first on CarAdvice.
The Zafira people-mover is returning to Australia - but like the smaller Astra, this time it will wear Opel's lighting bolt instead of the Holden lion. Unveiled in 2011, the third-generation Zafira has been on Opel Australia's agenda for sometime, and reports earlier this year confirmed the wagon had achieved Australian Design Rules compliance. Show More Summary
Posted on 02.20.2013 12:00 by Kirby Garlitos Opel tuner extraordinaire, Irmscher, is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year and they’re taking to the 2013 Geneva Motor Show to show off their latest program for Opel’s sports hatch, the Astra GTC. Show More Summary
2013 OPEL ASTRA OPC REVIEW What’s hot: Fantastic cornering grip and ride, sweet turbo engine, massive mid-range punch. What’s not: Dashboard ergonomics, cheap switchgear. X-Factor: Ride comfort with a thumping punch? OPC finds the elusive double. Show More Summary
After only six months on Australian shores, German wunderkind Opel reckons its all-new Opel Astra OPC is primed to take a commanding slice of the nation’s fiercely competitive hot-hatch market. It’s got its work cut out for it – priced … Continue reading ? The post 2013 Opel Astra OPC Review appeared first on CarAdvice.
Opel's red-hot Astra OPC hatch is now on sale in Australia, launching alongside the larger Insignia OPC and the light Corsa OPC - the latter available from April. Entering above the Astra GTC, the OPC variant gets its own unique body...Show More Summary
The Opel Astra OPC has landed in Australia, with the German performance car becoming the latest model to join the ultra-competitive hot-hatch scene. The Opel Astra OPC is the quickest and most powerful vehicle ever to wear the Astra badge, … Continue reading ? The post Opel Astra OPC: pricing and specifications appeared first on CarAdvice.
Opel will launch its hot Insignia OPC (Opel Performance Centre) flagship this week, coinciding with the local arrival of the smaller Astra OPC, and ahead of the Corsa OPC’s April debut. Sporting two more cylinders than the rest of Australia’s...Show More Summary