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Buick Verano goes to Europe, changes name to Opel Astra

by Jonathon Ramsey (RSS feed) on Jun 11th, 2012 at 10:45AM

The Opel Astra notchback sedan has completed its round-the-world trip. General Motors has based its latest compact on the Delta II platform. Designed by its studios in the U.S. and Asia, it was first sold as the Chinese-market Buick Excelle GT and then in the U.S. as the Buick Verano. Now it joins the Astra five-door hatch, Astra wagon and three-door Astra GTC as the fourth member of the lineup, going on sale later this month in European markets. Ultimately the compact sedan will get twice as many engine choices as it has doors: seven powerplants will be available at launch. Four gas... Read More

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