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
Opel’s new Astra compact hatch will be joined by its Sports Tourer wagon variant at the official debut next week at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. We saw the new hatch for the first time back in June and now we have our first look at the wagon. Other additions to the new Astra range should include a coupe and sedan. But getting back to the...
The ‘Sports Tourer’ wagon companion to the all-new 2016 Opel Astra hatch has been revealed online today, ahead of an unveiling at this month’s Frankfurt motor show. Earlier spy shots had revealed more than a little of the new wagon’s shape, and of course the June unveiling of the new hatch offered buyers their first […]
The next-generation Opel Astra wagon has been caught on the road by our European spy photography team. With the new Astra hatch already unveiled and detailed at the beginning of June, the majority of this prototype’s camouflage is concentrated on its hindquarters. It’s impossible to see, at least in these photos, whether the new Astra […]
Having launched the new 2016 Opel Astra hatchback at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Opel has now announced plans to develop a new Astra-based race car for the TCR series, too. The motorsport-spec car will be unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Show More Summary
It looks like the Sports Tourer wagon variant of the new Opel Astra will join the previously revealed hatchback at the car’s official world debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show, scheduled to get underway September 15. Our latest spy shots show a near-complete prototype for the new Astra Sports Tourer, suggesting that the auto show debut...
The TCR International Series is picking up, and Opel is the latest automaker to announce its new touring-car racer, based on the new Astra, to take part. Continue reading Opel launching new Astra TCR racer Opel launching new Astra TCR racer originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
Opel has released the first teaser sketches for what will become its second-generation Astra TCR race car. The TCR (Touring Car Racing) series was established in 2015 with the aim of keeping costs down for race teams. The series mandates a 2.0 litre turbocharged production based engine, and front wheel drive with outputs limited to 246kW and 410Nm. Show More Summary
The 330-hp Astra will compete in the TCR series.
Holden’s German stablemate in the GM empire, Opel, has handed down a pair of teasers for its coming entrant into the new TCR Series championship. Launching into its inaugural series back in March, TCR is a ‘three-pillar’ series that accommodates customer racing on national, continental and international platforms, with all three built on identical technical […]
Aimed right at the Golf, Opel's latest small car ushers in OnStar in Europe.
The all-new 2016 Astra is out in force this month, with a hot GSi variant spied testing recently and the new Sports Tourer wagon version caught on the road just this week. These new photos, taken outside of Opel’s Ruesselsheim headquarters in Germany, confirm that we can expect the Astra Sports Tourer to maintain a […]