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Vauxhall launches new 195-HP turbodiesel Astra GTC together with refresh

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 other.

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2012 Opel Astra GTC gives us Buick-tinted hope for the future [w/video]

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 GTC has been styled to provide enthusiasts with

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Opel/Vauxhall coming to Frankfurt with secret concept plus two production debuts

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.

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Opel details Paris plans, including GTC Paris hatch concept, Astra Sports Tourer

Opel at the 2010 Paris Motor Show – Click above for high-res image gallery

Vauxhall Astra Panoramic lets drivers soak up the sun

To help kick off sales of its new Panoramic windshield option, Vauxhall has released a special edition Astra GTC that features the snazzy glass up front, exclusive GTC badging, 18" rims, foglights, ESP and interior goodies like A/C and sport seats. Only 500 of the special editions will be built, and they're being sold for £15,995 -- undercutting the more vanilla Astra Sport Hatch 1.8 SRi's asking price by a few pounds.