Opel Astra

  • 2019 Opel Astra

    Improved aerodynamics and highly efficient engines and transmissions make the 2019 Opel Astra more efficient than its predecessor.

  • 2019 Opel Astra facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Opel Astra spy shots and video

    Opel engineers are out testing a prototype for a facelifted version of the Astra compact hatchback. The facelifted Astra is expected on sale in markets where Opel operates sometime next year. The tweaks constitute a mid-cycle update for the current Astra which made its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt...

  • 2016 Opel Astra leaked - Image via CarPassion
    Opel Astra named 2016 European Car of the Year

    During the hustle and bustle of last week’s Geneva Motor Show, organizers of the European Car of the Year awards named the latest Opel Astra the winner for 2016. This bodes well for cars in the United States as the underlying platform of the Astra, General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM]...

  • 2016 Buick Verano Hatchback, 2015 Guangzhou Auto Show
    Buick Verano Hatchback Debuts At 2015 Guangzhou Auto Show

    The new Opel Astra has been transformed into a Buick for sale in China, and with any luck we’ll see the car in the United States. Buick’s version of the Astra, which made its debut today at the 2015 Guangzhou Auto Show, is called the Verano Hatchback, and in addition to a new name the...

  • 2016 Buick Verano GS (Chinese spec)
    Opel Astra Hatch Heads To China As A Buick; Could The U.S. Be The Next Stop?

    Buick will sell a rebadged version of the latest Opel Astra hatch in China, raising hopes that the car may be offered in more markets outside of Europe. The Astra will go on sale in China later this year, badged as a Verano. There will be two versions on offer, a standard Verano Hatchback and a...

  • 2016 Opel Astra TCR race car
    Opel reveals Astra racer for new low-cost TCR series

    There’s a new race series called the Touringcar Racer International Series (TCR) that held its inaugural season this year. With its low cost of entry and low running costs, the series is aimed at enthusiasts and up-and-coming drivers and features cars with only around 300 horsepower...

  • 2016 Opel Astra

    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 center in Warren, Michigan, but ultimately only one Astra-derived model, the Cascada convertible, was brought over. ALSO SEE: 2016 Tesla Model X EPA Ratings, Range Now Available Now there’s a new generation of the Astra, based on GM’s...

  • 2016 Opel Astra Sports Tourer
    2016 Opel Astra Sports Tourer Revealed

    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...

  • 2016 Opel Astra Sports Tourer (wagon) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2016 Opel Astra Sports Tourer Spy Shots

    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...

  • 2016 Opel Astra
    2016 Opel Astra Revealed Ahead Of Frankfurt Auto Show Debut

    We weren’t meant to see the new Opel Astra until the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show in September but following a leak earlier today the European arm of General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] has revealed the car in full. Right now we only have a look at the regular five-door hatchback but new versions of...

  • 2016 Opel Astra’s Matrix LED headlights
    New Opel Astra To Feature Matrix LED Headlights

    Opel’s new Astra, set for a debut at September’s 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show, will offer some technology that at present is only found on luxury models from the likes of Audi and Mercedes-Benz. The new technology is Matrix LED headlights, which allows you to drive at night with your...

  • Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann and the 2016 Astra
    Smaller, Lighter Opel Astra Confirmed For 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show: Video

    We’ve been spying prototypes for Opel’s new Astra for several months, and now the German automaker has confirmed a debut at September’s 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show and revealed some of the car’s design insights. The new Astra represents the 11th generation of Opel compact cars...

  • 2016 Opel Astra spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    With development of the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze now largely finalized, one of the next vehicles to be spun off General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] revised D2XX compact car platform will be the next generation of the Opel Astra. A prototype for the new car has now been spotted once again, revealing new details like the production head- and tail-lights. The prototype is for the five-door hatchback bodystyle, and although it’s heavily camouflaged we can see its proportions will be similar to that of the current Astra. At the rear, we’re expecting a more chiseled look influenced by...

  • 2015 Buick Excelle GT
    China's 2015 Buick Excelle GT May Hint At Next Verano, Opel Astra

    Buick sells a compact known as the Excelle in China. There are two versions of the car, the Excelle GT sedan, which is similar to the current Buick Verano; and the Excelle XT hatchback, which is similar to the current Opel Astra. Crucially, the three cars use common internals. Now, the Excelle GT...

  • 2014 Opel Astra OPC Extreme
    Opel Astra OPC Extreme Road-Going Racer: Live Photos And Video From Geneva

    In 2002 Opel revealed a wild concept based on its Astra that essentially packed all the best bits from various racing versions of the popular compact into a single package that would be drivable on the street. Now, at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Opel has revealed a successor based on its latest...

  • 2013 Opel Cascada teaser
    Opel Astra Cabrio To Be Called Cascada, Debut In Paris

    We’ve been spying prototypes of the convertible version of the Opel Astra for almost a year, and now we’re just a few weeks out from the car’s debut at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. In the lead up to its unveiling, Opel has confirmed that the car will simply be called the Cascada...

  • 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...

  • 2013 Opel Astra Sedan
    2013 Opel Astra Sedan Revealed

    Following last month's spy shots, Europe's Opel Astra range is set to expand this fall with the 2013 Opel Astra Sedan. The new sedan joins the five-door hatchback, Sports Tourer station wagon and GTC coupe in the Astra range, before a convertible version also joins the ranks later this year. While...

  • 2013 Opel Astra Sedan

    Despite its recent financial doldrums and oversupply issues, Opel, the European arm of GM, is continuing the development of new models like this sedan version of the Astra hatchback. Spotted testing in Germany, the Astra Sedan prototype appears almost complete and should be hitting showrooms in Europe in the first half of next year. Click here to watch the spy video in full via our YouTube page. Despite some Opel models being sold under the Buick label recently, it’s unlikely that the latest Astra Sedan will be sold in the U.S. as it’s too close to the Buick Verano and Chevrolet...

  • 2013 Opel Astra Sedan
    2013 Opel Astra Sedan Spy Shots

    Despite its recent financial doldrums and oversupply issues, Opel, the European arm of General Motors, is continuing the development of new models like this sedan version of the Astra hatchback. Spotted testing in Germany, the Astra Sedan prototype appears almost complete and should be hitting...

  • 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 luck may eventually appear in North American showrooms. The sporty coupe, developed by Opel’s go-fast division Opel...

  • 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 spy photographer while it was testing in Germany. The new two-door is being developed by Opel’s in-house performance...

  • 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 moments ago may revive the idea of the sporty Buick hatchback. The Opel Astra GTC, as sold in Europe, is powered by a...

  • 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 Frankfurt Auto Show, and as we reported early last month this car could potentially be on sale in the U.S. badged as a Buick. In...

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