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GM reviewing timing of Russia plant expansion

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

2015 Opel Astra interior spied at Nurburgring

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

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 [...]

Opel Australia recall: Every Astra, Corsa, Insignia and Zafira sold in Australia affected

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

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 website – states that Opel Astra, Opel Corsa, Opel Insignia and Opel Zafira [...]

All-New Holden Astra Spied Testing

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’s new Opel models “an important first step … one of many more to come”

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

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 getting Cascada, Astra and Insignia from Opel [w/videos]

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 Gets Rebadged Opels

  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 Cascada Announced, Astra VXR And Insignia VXR Coming In 2015

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 adds Opel models :: Astra hot-hatches and Insignia performance sedan confirmed alongside Cascada convertible

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

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 [...]

2015 Opel Astra spied :: General Motors’ new small car could come to Australia

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

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 [...]

2016 Opel Astra Spotted

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

2016 Opel Astra, Peugeot Exalt Concept, Ferrari FF Coupe: Car News Headlines

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

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...

2016 Opel Astra Spy Shots

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

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...

GM's Opel celebrates April Fool's with soccer-themed Astra

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

The Opel Astra Copacabana pays homage to the soccer world cup with real grass upholstery on the seats.

Opel Astra Copacabana Gets Real Grass Upholstery - Opel announced today the Astra Copacabana special edition, which features real g... [...]

Review: 2014 Opel Astra Manual Diesel Wagon

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 […]

Next Opel Astra To Introduce Sharper Styling For Premium Shift

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

Opel putting Astra Extreme into production

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

Geneva: Opel Performance Center takes Astra to the Extreme [w/video]

If hot hatches are your thing, this year's Geneva Motor Show is the place to be. Seat used the occasion to reveal its Ring-running Leon Cupra. Not to be outdone, Honda showed up with its Civic Type R concept. VW has got the new Scirocco...Show More Summary

Opel Astra OPC Extreme: 224kW-plus hot-hatch revealed

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

It looks more racecar than road car, but the street-legal Opel Astra OPC Extreme is set for a low-volume production run. Debuting at next week’s Geneva motor show, the Astra OPC Extreme claims the title of the fastest front-wheel-drive Opel in history. Unsurprisingly, it’s also the fastest car to ever wear the Astra badge. Opel [...]

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