2012 Opel Astra

Updated 2012 Opel Astra Revealed

Joining the brand new Astra Sedan in European showrooms later this year is the updated 2012 Opel Astra range, which has been revealed today ahead of its official debut at the 2012 Paris Auto Show this September. The current generation of the Opel Astra has been on sale since 2009 and this is the... read more

June 15, 2012 by 
Scenes from Opel's history - the 1902 Lutzman Motorcar

Opel Celebrates 150 Years, Cautiously: Video

Opel wasn’t founded as an automaker, and it’s first business had nothing at all to do with transportation. In 1862, Adam Opel began producing sewing machines in... read more January 4, 2012 by 

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Will A Management Change At GM Europe Lead To A New Opel Manta?

A butterfly in Malaysia flaps its wings, and ultimately a storm system develops in the Caribbean. That’s the rough premise behind chaos theory, which ultimately seeks... read more November 7, 2011 by 

Opel Astra OPC (Vauxhall Astra VXR)

Opel Astra OPC Revealed, Buick Version Still In Contention

GM’s European division Opel has taken the wraps off its new Astra OPC (known as the Vauxhall Astra VXR in the UK), which goes on sale in Europe next summer and with any... read more November 4, 2011 by 

Opel Astra OPC spy shots

Opel Astra OPC Spy Shots

GM’s European division Opel is working on a high-performance version of its recently revealed Astra GTC sports coupe, a prototype of which was captured by our sleuth... read more November 2, 2011 by 

Buick (Opel) Astra GTC spy shots

Buick (Opel) Astra GTC Caught Testing In Michigan?

Talk of a Buick version of the Opel Astra GTC turbo hatchback has largely died down since reaching a peak earlier this year, but these images shot on I-96 in Michigan just... read more October 19, 2011 by 

Vauxhall/Opel electric car concept for 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Vauxhall/Opel Electric Car Concept: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show Preview

Tiny electric cars of non-standard configuration appear to be all the rage at this year's Frankfurt Auto Show, with Audi and Volkswagen already whipping the sheets off their... read more September 7, 2011 by 

2003 Opel Insignia Concept

Opel Working On New Flagship: Report

We’ve been reporting on GM’s European division Opel working on a new flagship for the past several years, and at one point there was a very good chance that the... read more July 26, 2011 by 

Opel Astra Cabrio teaser

Opel Astra Cabrio Teased, U.S. Launch Rumored

We’ve been reporting about a convertible version of the latest-generation Opel Astra sold in Europe since 2009 but news concerning the car never really heated up until... read more June 9, 2011 by 

Opel Astra GTC three-door hatchback

Opel Astra GTC Revealed, U.S. Launch Still Undecided

GM’s European division Opel has revealed its all new Astra GTC three-door sports hatch ahead of the car’s official world debut this September at the 2011... read more June 7, 2011 by 

2012 Buick Verano teaser

Next-Gen Buick LaCrosse And Enclave To Be Sold As Opels In Europe?

We’ve consistently reported about some of Opel’s hotter models being imported to the U.S. and sold as Buicks, and we’ve already seen the top-selling... read more June 1, 2011 by 

Opel Astra GTC three-door hatchback

Sporty Opel Astra GTC Hatchback Heading To U.S. As A Buick? Convertible Too?

GM’s European division Opel is scheduled to debut its new Astra GTC at this September’s 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, but one day we could see the sporty three-door... read more May 5, 2011 by 

2011 Opel Zafira Tourer Concept

Opel Zafira Tourer Concept: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Opel, GM’s European division, is working on a new generation of its popular Zafira MPV and in the lead up to the new model, due out later this year, the automaker has... read more February 25, 2011 by 

2010 Opel GTC Paris Concept

2010 Paris Auto Show Preview: Opel GTC Paris Concept

The 2010 Paris Auto Show is less than a week away now so it’s not surprising to see more and more new model and concept debuts planned for the show starting to be... read more September 24, 2010 by 

2010 Lotus Evora

Lotus To Offer Evora Chassis To Other Companies

 It is one thing to offer amazing sports cars for sale, but it’s another to do that and offer engineering services to other companies. Lotus is one of the few that does... read more August 19, 2010 by 

2011 Opel Astra Sports Tourer

2011 Opel Astra Sports Tourer Wagon Revealed

The latest generation Opel Astra made its debut in Europe back in May of 2009 and ever since its release there have been hopes that the car could eventually make its way to... read more June 16, 2010 by 


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