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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.

New Opel Astra Comes Packed With Driver Assistance Systems

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20 years ago, only high-end luxury vehicles came with bucketloads of driver-targeted optional extras. Now, every car manufacturer can offer complex functions wrapped in small packages.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Gets Opel Astra Toy Painted To Match Her Blazer

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Opel had a surprise for German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her official opening tour at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Opel Goes On The Offensive In Frankfurt With All-New Astra

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Whether it will be jumping over very expensive cars and upsetting the luxury class, or just sitting pretty in your driveway, Opel's all-new Astra should be a force to be reckoned with.

Surf's Up For Production-Intent Opel Vivaro People-Carrier

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Normally, a passenger van like the Vivaro would go by unnoticed at an event like the Frankfurt motor show, but Opel's Surf Up Concept managed to draw a few glances with its outlandish styling.

Opel Premiers New Astra, Plans 29 New Models By 2020

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Opel may be making a fuss about their new compact Astra, but it's their future plans that grabbed our attention today during their Frankfurt show presentation.

Opel Makes New Astra Ad Where It Literally Upsets The Luxury Class

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Opel lined up a selection of flagship premium sedans and had its all-new Astra jump them to promote itself. They say it “upsets the luxury class,” referring to its new tech and comfort features.

Future 2017 Opel & Vauxhall Insignia Has Big Shoes To Fill

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The first generation Insignia took some getting used to, especially after everybody in Europe was expecting an all-new Vectra. However, the name change also brought with it great success in terms of sales.

All-New Opel Astra Sports Tourer Is Lighter And More Economical, Offers More Space

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Following an earlier preview, Opel has officially released information about the all-new Astra Sports Tourer, which offers more space despite having the exact same dimensions as its predecessor.

Debuting alongside the hatchback version at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Astra Sports Tourer is based on a new lightweight vehicle architecture that makes it up to 200kg (441lbs) lighter than the outgoing model. As a result, Opel says the new model will be more fun to drive as well as more fuel-efficient.

The latest generation Sports Tourer has the same dimensions as the outgoing model with a length of 4,702mm, a width of 1,871mm (with exterior mirrors folded in) and a height of 1,499mm. The entry-level Opel Astra Sports Tourer tips the scales at 1,263kg (2,784lbs), including the driver, and is thus 130kg (287lbs) lighter than the comparable outgoing model.

Despite that, the new model offers much more space for passengers and luggage. The driver has 26mm of additional headroom, passengers in the rear have 28mm more legroom, while the boot volume with the rear seats folded is now 1,630 liters (57.5 cu-ft) - an improvement of 80 liters.

Practical features include the automatic tailgate opening system which is activated by a small foot kicking motion under the rear bumper, optional 40/20/40 foldable rear seats as well as the FlexOrganizer product range with side rails, dividing nets and various fastening options.

There’s not much to say design-wise: the Sports Tourer features design cues from the hatchback version, with the highlight being the slightly arched sloping roofline that makes it look longer – an effect further enhanced by the divided C-pillar.

Engine options range from 95PS to 200PS and include latest generation diesel and gasoline units with a displacement range of 1.0 to 1.6 liters. The top-of-the-range engine available for the Astra Sports Tourer is the new 1.6 Ecotec Direct Injection Turbo rated at 200PS and 300Nm (221lb-ft) of torque (with overboost).

Like the hatch, the Astra Sports Tourer will be available with the IntelliLux LED matrix lights as well as assistance systems including Traffic Sign Assist, Lane Keep assist, Forward Collision Alert with Collision Imminent Braking and more. The Opel OnStar personal connectivity and service assistant and two new IntelliLink systems will also be available. The latest generation of the infotainment system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Order books for the new Astra Sports Tourer will open in Germany on October 10, 2015, with other countries to follow.


This Is The New 2016 Opel & Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer

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These are the first official shots of Opel and Vauxhall's next-generation Astra Sports Tourer shown ahead of a world premiere in Frankfurt next week.

First Look At All-New 2017 Opel & Vauxhall Meriva Which Crosses Over To CUV Land

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You can't blame GM and its Opel and Vauxhall brands for getting ready to cross over to what many gear-heads still consider the dark side of the automotive world with their next Meriva.

Opel Vivaro Surf Concept To Debut In Frankfurt, May Preview Limited Edition

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Opel is showcasing the Vivaro passenger van’s personalization potential with a concept vehicle called Vivaro Surf which can accommodate five to six passengers along with their sports and fitness equipment.

Sports Tourer Adds Room And Practicality To New Opel & Vauxhall Astra

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If you dig the new compact Astra but need a whole lot more cargo space, Opel and sister firm Vauxhall are placing the finishing touches on a Sports Tourer variant.