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    Report: Opel plans return to motorsport
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    With a financial crisis ravaging the European automotive industry, many automakers have tightened budgets, and motorsports programs have, in many cases, been among the first things to go. That's the case at Ford and Mini, but it's the opposite at Opel, which announced its return to motorsports in ...

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    Report: GM recalling 426,000 sedans over faulty transmission shift cable
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    General Motors is recalling some 426,240 sedans that may have a faulty transmission shift cable, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report this morning. The recall concerns a fault within four-speed automatic transmissions equipped on 2007-2010 Saturn Aura models, and ...

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    Report: Opel cutting work hours in two plants to avoid layoffs
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    Trying to make the best of a nasty situation for everyone involved, Opel has reportedly worked out an agreement with its Works Council and the IG Metall union to reduce working hours at two of its plants. From the end of September until the end of the year, there will be 20 days of short shifts ...

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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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    Official: Buick Verano goes to Europe, changes name to Opel Astra
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    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 ...

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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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    Frankfurt: 2012 Opel Astra GTC gives us Buick-tinted hope for the future [w/video]
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    A more engaging driving experience should always be considered a wonderful thing, and it's clear from the Astra GTC that Opel agrees. The compact hatchback has its sights set squarely on the Volkswagen Scirocco, and it's clear the two cars share a common design ideology. Low and sleek, the Astra ...

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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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    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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    Lotus reportedly brought in for chassis work on new Vauxhall Astra VXR
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    2010 Vauxhall GTC Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    From the likes of the Dodge EV to the Ford Cortina, Lotus has had its fingers in all of the Big Three's pies. But its strongest relationship has historically been with General Motors. The British engineering firm helped ...

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    Paris 2010: Opel Astra Sports Tourer
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    Opel Astra Sports Tourer - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Opel is keeping busy, and aside from moving into a handful of new markets and pulling the sheets off of a hot concept, the German manufacturer has been whittling away on its wagon interpretation of the company's Astra. The 2011 ...

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    Vauxhall GTC concept completely revealed ahead of Paris Motor Show debut
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    2010 Vauxhall GTC Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Vauxhall has beaten the speculating voices of the Internet to the Paris Motor Show punch by pulling the covers off of its GTC Concept well ahead of the main event. According to the company, what you see above is likely to ...

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    Opel details Paris plans, including GTC Paris hatch concept, Astra Sports Tourer
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    Opel at the 2010 Paris Motor Show – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Believe it or not, the Paris Motor Show is just a hop, skip and a jump away. Opel has already taken it upon itself to give the world a taste of what the company will show off at this year's show, including its new ...

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    Officially Official: Opel loads up new Astra Sports Tourer [w/video]
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    2011 Opel Astra Sports Tourer – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Small wagons might not have much of a place in the United States, but overseas, they do very well, thank you. Take the Opel Astra, for example – its wagon variant accounts for around 25 percent of its overall ...

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    Spy Shots: 2011 Opel Astra three-door 'coupe' caught in the lot
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    2011 Opel Astra Sport Coupe spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Car and Driver has prognosticated that we'll get other versions of the Buick Regal, but we still don't know if we'll get this one: the Opel Astra Sport 'Coupe.' Wearing much less cladding than when we've seen ...

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    Vauxhall's Thoroughly Modern Motoring Manners aims to teach you how to drive
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    The new Vauxhall Astra – or something or someone claiming to be the new Vauxhall Astra – has co-written a book on driving manners. The other co-writer is Debrett's, an English version of Miss Manners except that Debrett's has been dispensing etiquette advice for more than 200 years, ...

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    White Out: Vauxhall VXR Arctic Edition revealed
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    Vauxhall Astra VXR Arctic – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Vauxhall wants to shed inventory of its old Astra bodystyle and it's using the go-to tactic of a limited special edition to do it. There will be just 500 VXR Arctic Editions will get your polar needles spinning, and the ...

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    Spy Shots: Opel Astra ST spotted braving the elements
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    Opel/Vauxhall Astra SportsTourer spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Opel/Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer – otherwise known as a wagon or estate – is testing its cold weather chops with minimal camouflage. Details on the little cargo carrier are slim, but ...

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    Video: Opel goes all "Oceans Eleven" and augmented reality for new Astra
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    The 2010 Astra is one nice-looking hatch, and the good people at Opel are going to great lengths to show the world their five-door accomplishment. The latest example of Astra pride comes in the form of a two-and-a-half minute short that plays off of ...

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