Showing posts in the category of Opel

Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp Stars In Astra's Latest "Upsetting The Upper Class" Spot

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Even though Jurgen Klopp was reportedly driving an Insignia when he landed in Liverpool, it appears he's quite fond of the way that the all-new Astra is able to...yep, you guessed it; upset the luxury class.

Opel Gives Corsa Supermini A Modern IntelliLink Infotainment System

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The time has come for Opel’s compact Corsa to receive the modern Intellink infotainment system, first seen in the Insignia and Astra models.

Opel Details All-New Astra's Acoustic Workouts

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Before being ready for production, the new Opel Astra had to be tested in the acoustic lab in order to make sure that the car really did represent a quantum leap in its segment, compared to its predecessor.

Opel Extends Apple CarPlay & OnStar Tech To Insignia

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The latest news out of Russelsheim has Opel's flagship Insignia being equipped with their latest generation Infotainment system.

Opel Details All-New Astra's AirWellness Aroma System [w/Video]

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With their all-new Astra, Opel went the distance in trying to create a solid all-round wellness ambiance for the driver and passengers, including a top-class equipment option, the AirWellness aroma system.

Irmscher Offers Subtle Visual-Enhancements For The New Opel Astra K

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The Astra K’s sharp design is sporty enough to begin with, but it does look a bit better with some aftermarket enhancements, especially if they’re made by Irmscher.

New Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer Priced From £16,585 In The UK

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The practical Sports Tourer is the latest addition to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra’s range, offering bigger space for its passengers and luggage.

All-New Astra Can't Help But Yank Luxury Class' Chain

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Whether the Astra is teasing the luxury class by jumping over a couple of very expensive saloons, or simply promoting their OnStar system, it just seems like their message is one and the same.

Scoop: Opel’s Mokka Undergoes A Light Nip-And-Tuck For 2016

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Three years after it launched in Europe, Opel and Vauxhall’s Mokka sub-compact SUV is getting ready to receive a mid-cycle refresh.

Opel Astra TCR Gets Previewed, Will Cost €95,000

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Opel has lifted the veils off its new Astra TCR touring car for the TCR Series. The new customer racing touring car was unveiled during the international TCR (Touring Car Racing) presentation at the circuit Jules Tacheny in Mettet, Belgium.

Review Finds New Opel/Vauxhall Astra So Much Better In Scaring Golfs Away

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As the compact segment welcomes the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra, the first reviews are landing with interesting results.

All-New Tucson Tops Latest Euro NCAP Tests, Mazda MX-5 & Opel Karl Get 4 Stars

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Hyundai's brand new Tucson SUV was awarded the maximum five star rating during Euro NCAP's latest round of safety tests, while the Mazda MX-5 and the Opel Karl couldn't secure a perfect rating.

The new generation Tucson achieved high scores in all areas of assessment, showing outstanding all-around safety, especially compared to its predecessor that was tested back in 2006. The new model also featured good safety assist systems, though AEB (Automatic Emergency Braking) technology wasn't included in the final rating.

Further down the safety pecking order came the Mazda MX-5 with its four star rating - which isn't a terrible result, considering that the Audi TT (somewhat of a rival) also didn't score a full five stars.

The MX-5 behaved well in terms of all-round performance, and actually stood out during pedestrian protection tests thanks to its deployable bonnet fitted as standard. One disappointment however was the absence of AEB, where Euro NCAP officials considered that many similarly-priced cars in other segments offer this tech at least as an optional extra.

Finally, the Opel Karl city car (or Vauxhall Viva in the UK) also manged only four stars, despite the fact that its segment isn't well known for excellent safety features.

Euro NCAP technicians also found that during the frontal offset test, the dummy's head bottomed out the airbag and in the side pole impact test, the chest was poorly protected. Another issue with the Karl was that the driver slipped under the seatbelt during full-width rigid barrier testing, resulting in elevated risk at knee and femur injuries.

Even though it did secure four stars, there was a general consensus that with better optimized restraints, the Karl would have looked a bit more impressive.




330PS Opel Astra TCR Customer Race Car To Debut On October 15

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Opel will unveil its new Astra TCR race car in Belgium on October 15. A rival for the VW Golf TCR, the Astra TCR will be eligible for the Touring Car Racing Series (TCR), a competition for customer racers.

Next Opel Astra OPC / Vauxhall Astra VXR May Switch To 1.6-Liter Turbo

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The upcoming Opel Astra OPC and Vauxhall Astra VXR hot hatches may ditch the current 2-liter turbo engine for a smaller unit, claims a new report.

Next Opel & Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer Envisioned With Floating C-Pillar

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Regardless of which design language we'll be able to read on the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia in two years' time, if the Sports Tourer version looks anything like this artist rendering, customers might be intrigued.

Diesel BMW, Mercedes, Opel, PSA Cars Suspected Of Manipulating Emissions Tests Too [Updated]

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As it turns out, Volkswagen may not be the only carmaker that sold diesel-powered cars which exceeded allowed emissions levels.

New Vauxhall Astra Priced For The UK, Hits Dealers In October [120 Pics]

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The all-new Vauxhall Astra, sold as Opel on continental Europe, has just received its official pricing information for the UK market. Once it reaches showrooms in October of this year, you will be asked to part with at least £15,295 to get one of your very own.

Irmscher Presents 370 HP Opel Insignia is3 Bandit

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Based on the Insignia OPC Sports Tourer, the is3 Bandit was created in collaboration with Opel Kostner, producing 370 HP and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque.

All-New Opel Astra Priced From €17,260 In Germany [137 Photos]

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Opel has released detailed pricing information and a huge photo gallery of its all-new Astra hatchback.

Drag Race Between Renault Clio RS, Opel Corsa OPC And MINI JCW

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Straight line speed and pure acceleration are not the first two qualities you look for in a hot hatch, but knowing which is fastest is somehow always relevant. In the supermini sector, the battle is and will continue to be fierce.