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2010 Opel Astra

First details on Opel's new Astra sports hatch

With Opel’s new Astra now out in the open, attention can turn to variants other than the regular five-door Hatchback that’s been plastered all over the web in recent months. While a new Wagon and stylish Cabrio have already been speculated on, new reports indicate the sporty three-door... read more

July 8, 2009 by 
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Report: GM to move Astra to Buick with Saturn out of picture

Many have wondered what will happen to all the new Opel products being brought to the U.S. now that Saturn is facing sale or termination in the next few months. The answer... read more May 6, 2009 by 

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Future Vauxhall range may feature rebadged Daewoos instead of Opels

General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson has confirmed that the Vauxhall brand will stay on whether or not its sister brand Opel is sold off. If Opel was sold off, however, the... read more April 30, 2009 by 

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Vauxhall releases new Astra and Corsa VXR Racing Editions

Get ready to fight off the green-eyed monster of jealousy, as those lucky Brits have landed yet another pair of spicy limited-edition hatches. The already-impressive Vauxhall... read more February 27, 2009 by 

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LPG-converted Irmscher Opel Astra GTC Turbo headed to Geneva Motor Show

German tuner Irmscher is a specialist when it comes to modifying Opels, having worked with the brand for more than 40 years and previously undertaking the daunting task of... read more February 18, 2009 by 

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Next-gen Buick small sedan could be built by Opel

A next-generation Buick small sedan, headed for sale in the U.S. and China, could be built around the FWD Delta II platform in Opel's Russelsheim, Germany plant, according to... read more January 28, 2009 by 

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Thorney Motorsport releases custom Astra and Corsa VXRs

Thorney Motorsport has revealed a set of modified Vauxhall hatchbacks for its UK customers. Both the Astra and Corsa are available in VXR-S and the hotter VXR-R trims, but... read more December 26, 2008 by 

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Triple Eight Engineering tunes the Opel Astra VXR

Triple Eight Engineering, the same team responsible for preparing the Opel Vectra VRX race car for 2008 BTCC Drivers’ Champion Fabrizio Giovanardi, has now worked its... read more December 25, 2008 by 

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Report: GM plans to build next-gen Astra in Mexico

Success in business is often about taking educated risks, and even the best players in the game don’t always get it right. General Motors’ decision to import the... read more September 15, 2008 by 

Opel launches new ecoFLEX Corsa and Astra

Opel launches new ecoFLEX Corsa and Astra

Not to be mistaken with Ford’s own ECONetic range or Renault’s ECO2 line of fuel-efficient models, General Motors’ European division Opel (Vauxhall) has... read more August 28, 2008 by 

Spy shots: More of the 2010 Opel (Saturn) Astra

Spy shots: More of the 2010 Opel (Saturn) Astra

All-new spy shots of General Motors’ next Astra have been captured, and though the car is still wrapped in camouflage, some new elements have peeked out. Due for launch... read more August 20, 2008 by 

Opel prepping 240HP Astra VXR turbo

Opel prepping 240HP Astra VXR turbo

The Opel Astra VXR is set to return again in 2010 with an all-new body and updated powertrain. Based on the next-generation Astra hatchback due to be revealed at the Geneva... read more June 4, 2008 by 

Opel to enter Astra OPC in Nurburgring 24 hour race

Opel to enter Astra OPC in Nurburgring 24 hour race

As this year’s Nurburgring 24 hour endurance challenge approaches several more carmakers have announced plans to enter the comp. The latest is General Motors, which... read more May 15, 2008 by 

American made Astra in the works?

American made Astra in the works?

The continuing story of America's devaluing dollar difficulties is one of ups and downs. While it's certainly disturbing for Americans to see their money worth less and less... read more January 21, 2008 by 

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Saturn uses SEMA to debut new Astra XR

Marking the introduction of the Astra sport-compact in the U.S., Saturn will show off a tuner-inspired example at this week’s SEMA Auto Show in amongst the array of GM... read more October 28, 2007 by 

GM developing Opel (Saturn) Astra hybrid

GM Developing Opel (Saturn) Astra Hybrid

Engineers at General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] are working on a new hybrid drivetrain they plan to install in the next-generation Opel Astra (current model pictured)... read more September 26, 2007 by 


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