Showing posts in the category of Vauxhall

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.

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.

Vauxhall Workers Used 128 New Astras To Form The Union Jack Flag [w/Video]

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To celebrate the launch of the seventh-generation Astra, workers at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant used 128 new models to create the image of the Union Jack flag.

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.

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.

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.

New 2017 Opel & Vauxhall Insignia And Possibly, 2018 Buick Regal, Spied

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We scoop the first shots of the second-generation Opel and Vauxhall Insignia, and if the rumors are true, the next Buick Regal as well.

Second Generation Insignia To Debut In 2017

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The current Insignia is on its last legs, apparently.

Opel / Vauxhall Astra Static Preview Gives You The LowDown

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The Opel / Vauxhall Astra is a bread and butter car in Europe, even if it’s by no means as classless as the rival VW Golf. However, this latest Astra is the poshest-looking one yet, and it does pack solid engines and the latest tech from GM.

New Renderings Prove A New Opel Astra GTC Three-Door Would Be Cool

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Three-door hatchbacks are a dying breed, with fewer automakers offering three-door versions of their B- and C-segment models.

While it may make economic sense not to build three-door hatches anymore because sales are dwindling as people are looking for more practical five-door versions, I can’t help but regret this current state of affairs.

New 2016 Opel / Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer Breaks (In) Cover

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We've snapped the new Opel, or Vauxhall in the UK, Astra Sports Tourer while undergoing testing in Europe ahead of next year's market launch.

A Love Letter To The Vauxhall VXR8 GTS: Please, Stay With Us, Forever

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Over the past few years, Vauxhall, the British arm of GM mostly known for Corsas and Astras, is selling one of the most bonkers-vehicles on the market; the mighty Holden-sourced VXR8 GTS.

Is This The New Opel Astra GSi, A New Buick GS Hot Hatch Or Both?

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We were certain that this was a prototype for the new Opel or Vauxhall Astra GSi until we saw the car's Buick waterfall-style front grille that left us with a similar expression to the GM engineer upon seeing our spy.

Generation Gap: 1990 Vauxhall Astra GTE Vs 2015 Corsa VXR

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A quarter of a century is a long time when it comes to automotive innovation and one look at the 1990 Vauxhall Astra GTE and 2015 Vauxhall Corsa VXR is enough to realize how many things have changed.