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Opel/Vauxhall Astra GTC gets Lotus input

6 April, 2020
Lucky UK customers of the new Opel Astra VXR will get some Lotus fine-tuning work done on the model as it will probably become the Astra GTC in the future. The high-performance version of between 280 and 300 hp is…

Opel Astra Sports Tourer on its way

5 April, 2020
After the official launch of the new Vauxhall Astra, we’re seeing the first renderings of the Astra station wagon, a successful model for Opel. It will also be called a Sports Tourer, in line with the Insignia model and broadening…

Auto Zeitung Auto Trophy: SLS AMG top supercar

2 April, 2020
The Auto Trophy 2009 awards have been given by Auto Zeitung after reader surveys of about 105,000 participants. Obviously the local German cars were very successful, with Audi taking home a total of 40 percent of votes across all categories,…

New Opel Astra flop for 2010?

31 March, 2020
After taking a dig at the Audi A1 and its supposedly disappointing sales results so far, German magazine Automobilwoche is also citing the new Opel Astra as a flop for 2010. The take on the Astra comes with comparison of…

Irmscher bodykit for new Opel Astra

17 March, 2020
The new Opel Astra now has a new bodykit from Irmscher, which was originally presented at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The German tuning company has always specialised in Opel models, and has changed the look of the new Astra,…

Astra beats Golf and Focus in rally video

16 March, 2020
I don’t recommend you watch this video if you get car sick, but otherwise, let the race begin! At the wheel of this Opel Astra is Fabrizio Giovanardi, Vauxhall driver in the BTCC championship. While he’s the only one likely…

Astra to go electric in 2014

14 March, 2020
The new Opel Astra will have an electric version that will debut no earlier than 2014. The Astra electric will utilise Voltec technology, the same on the Chevrolet Volt and the Opel Ampera. The technology is the key feature, as…