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    Official: Vauxhall launches new 195-HP turbodiesel Astra GTC together with refresh
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    European automakers offer some tempting hot hatches, but the stark reality of gas prices that are even higher across the pond than they are here in the United States dictates that most buyers are opting for diesels. Vauxhall is here to say, however, that it doesn't have to be one or the ...

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    Report: Motorist dies after being poisoned by airbag in minor crash
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    According to the coroner's office, Ronald Smith of Mardsen, South Shields in the UK "died as a result of the car crash and more pointedly because of the explosion of his airbag, and exposure to noxious substances." According to IOL Motoring, Smith had been involved in a six-car accident in ...

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    Official: Opel dubs upcoming city-car "Adam"
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    Tiny city cars are becoming a big business in overseas markets. Mercedes-Benz was a pioneer in the segment with the entire Smart brand, Toyota tackles it with the iQ, Volkswagen recently launched the Up! (along with the Skoda and Seat versions that came along with it), and soon Opel and Vauxhall ...

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    Spy Shots: Opel Adam a.k.a. Junior a.k.a. Allegra caught on the 'Ring
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    The new Opel minicar has been so long in gestation that it has worn three names (so far). From the Junior and Allegra, we are now being told that it will now be called the Opel Adam, no doubt a nod to company founder Adam Opel. Still clothed in enough camo to hide a barn, we can't tell much ...

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    Report: Opel to debut engines developed with SAIC at the Paris Motor Show
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    The resurrected Opel/Vauxhall Junior is expected to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show later this year with a three-cylinder engine tucked in its engine bay. That motor will be a joint product of General Motors and its Chinese partner SAIC and the heart of Opel and Vauxhall's gas-powered, ...

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    Official: Chevy Volt and Opel Ampera named 2012 European Car of the Year
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    The Chevrolet Volt may not be selling well, but it's one of the most lauded cars in history. Today the plug-in hybrid was named the 2012 European Car of the Year, an award it will share with its European fraternal twin, the Opel Ampera. The Volt won North American Car of the Year in 2011, while ...

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    Official: 276-hp Vauxhall Astra VXR headed to Geneva
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    Vauxhall has three big reveals planned for the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, one of them being the 280-horsepower Vauxhall Astra VXR that was announced last November as the Opel Astra OPC. That means the 2.0-liter turbo four lives underhood, and in addition to 276 ponies, it dishes out 295 pound-feet ...

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    Official: Buick Encore appears as Vauxhall/Opel Mokka overseas
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    The Buick Encore will see its first encore in Ye Olde England when it appears as the Vauxhall Mokka, and other than a little bit of fiddling up front, it doesn't appear that anything changes in the still-ladybug-sized limey version. To our eyes, the design looks much better without the Buick's ...

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    Official: 2012 Opel Astra OPC gets 280 horsepower, 155 mph top speed
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    We ogled the curvaceous Opel Astra GTC at Frankfurt, but this is the one we've really been waiting for: The OPC version. Standing for Opel Performance Center, "OPC" is similar to the Honda "Type R" or BMW "M" nomenclature, although not nearly as well known. The 2012 Astra OPC could change that in ...

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    Report: Vauxhall wins fuel economy shootout... with 6.2-liter VXR8
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    It's not out of the question to think that Vauxhall could win a shootout for the best fuel economy. But you'd figure the honors would be taken by something like the Ampera plug-in hybrid or one of its EcoFlex models, not the VXR8 muscle sedan, what with its huge 6.2-liter V8 engine. But it's ...

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    Report: Next Opel / Vauxhall Astra cabrio to be standalone model
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    The Opel Astra CC suffers from the same ailment as other small, hardtop convertibles like the Renault Megane and Peugeot 308 cc: an ungainly backside. Stowing a tin roof that needs to cover four people inside a small car just blows things up in the rear. That's why the head of General Motors ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Opel Zafira Tourer seats 7, returns up to 44 mpg
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    Barely altered from the concept that wowed crowds at the Geneva Motor Show is the 2012 Zafira Tourer revealed by Opel in Frankfurt. The Zafira Tourer is still a sleek, seven-passenger MPV and perhaps one of only a few lookers in its class. Priced at £21,000 in its most basic guise, the ...

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    Report: Opel/Vauxhall targeting Mini, Fiat 500 with new Junior hatchback
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    Premium hatchbacks have been taking the European market by storm, with models like the Mini Cooper, Fiat 500 and Audi A1 continuing to dominate. It's a trend that General Motors can't well afford to ignore, and now sources indicate that plans are moving forward to field a challenger of its ...

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    Official: Opel/Vauxhall coming to Frankfurt with secret concept plus two production debuts
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    General Motors' European divisions are keeping mum on the details, but Opel and Vauxhall are preparing to unveil some sort of new concept car next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. All GM is saying at this point is that the experimental prototype will be driver-focused. Which sounds good, but ...

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    Report: Wikileaks docs show GM in scrap with Kremlin over Opel sale two years ago
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    As it turns out, General Motors may have nixed the sale of its Opel and Vauxhall brands in 2009 due to the fact that the proposed buyers added 31 amendments to the deal after it was signed. The news comes courtesy of reports that cite U.S. diplomatic cables obtained by Wikileaks. Some of those ...

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    Spy Shots: Opel/Vauxhall preparing soft-top Astra cabrio
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    The Astra is a car of many hats. It's sold as an Opel in Europe, a Vauxhall in the UK, a Buick in China and a Chevrolet in South America. The previous model was even sold as a Saturn in North America and as a Holden in Australia. Now that's versatility for you, and its body-styles are just as ...

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    Official: Vauxhall unveils new Astra GTC ahead of Goodwood debut
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    Different strokes for different folks. While Volkswagen chose to label its coupe-like Golf derivative as the Scirocco, rival automakers are keeping theirs in the family. Take, for example, the Renault Megane coupe, and this – the new Vauxhall Astra GTC. Compared to the already-sleek ...

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    Rumormill: Buick Regal Coupe in the works?
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    Word from Auto Express is that General Motors has given Vauxhall the go-ahead on a new coupe project based on the Epsilon II platform. That may mean that a similar model is headed to the land of the free under the Tri-Shield badge. After all, wherever Vauxhall goes these days, Buick is sure to ...

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    Opel previews production Astra GTC ahead of Frankfurt debut
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    A staple product of General Motors' overseas subsidiaries, the Opel Astra has been a long time in the making. The five-door hatchback was revealed back in 2009 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which was then followed by the GTC show car that previewed the three-door version in concept form (along ...

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    Vauxhall Insignia to go racing in British Touring Car Championship
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    You go ahead and try to find a racing series with as high a participation rate as the British Touring Car Championship. With 13 different models from 10 different manufacturers covering 27 entries, the BTCC field is at an all-time high this year. But there's always room for one more. That one ...

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