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Opel tries to sell more station wagons with free underwear

The underwear boosts testosterone, which Opel thinks will boost wagon sales.

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Opel Astra named 2016 European Car of the Year

The Opel Astra, GM's European C-segment hatchback, was named Car of the Year for 2016 by a jury of European automotive journalists, beating out the Volvo XC90 and Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Motorsports
GM's new Opel Astra TCR is a serious piece of kit for $100k

Opel is offering customer racing teams the new Astra TCR, packing a 330-horsepower turbo four and lots of competition equipment for $100k.

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Opel Astra makes us yearn for a tri-shield

The new Opel Astra has made its big debut in Frankfurt, and yet, here we are wishing it'd show its face here in America.

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GM's Opel Astra bringing wagonload of envy to Frankfurt

New Sports Tourer Joined On Stage By Vivaro Surf Concept Van

General Motors and Opel are rolling into the Frankfurt Motor Show this year with the new Astra Sports Tourer wagon and this custom Vivaro Surf van concept.

Motorsports
Opel launching new Astra TCR racer

The TCR International Series is picking up, and Opel is the latest automaker to announce its new touring-car racer, based on the new Astra, to take part.

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Opel reveals all-new Astra hatchback in Europe

Smaller on the outside but bigger on the inside, Opel rolls out the all-new successor to its top-selling Astra hatchback, touted as safer, lighter, more comfortable and more efficient than the model it replaces.

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Opel snapped testing next-gen Astra GSi hot hatch

Opel and Vauxhall appear to be preparing to launch GSi versions of the next-generation Astra, slotting in below the top-of-the-line OPC/VXR hot hatch and spied undergoing testing near the Nürburgring in Germany.

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Holden brings Opel Astra VXR, GTC and Cascada to Australia

Holden is bringing over the Opel/Vauxhall Astra GTC and VXR three-door hatchbacks along with the Cascada convertible down to Australia for the first time.

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GM to trim Russian output, raise prices amid currency woes

Russia's weak currency is proving troublesome for GM, as the company is planning to halt production at its St. Petersburg factory while also raising prices.

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New Buick Verano testing in Germany

A refresh to Buick's popular Verano sedan appears to be nigh, thanks to these spy photos that show the tweaked four-door testing in Germany.

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Holden getting Cascada, Astra and Insignia from Opel [w/videos]

Holden, General Motor's Australian arm, is just beginning a major transition. The automaker announced late last year that it would end local production in 2017. But recently, Gerry Dorizas, its new managing director, boldly declared that the marque is gunning to lead the country in market share by 2020. His plan is to launch more youth-focused products and improve the brand's dealers to do it. We're seeing the first steps in that plan with the addition of three imported models to the Holden line

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Opel putting Astra Extreme into production

Even more than in years past, this month's Geneva Motor Show press days were absolutely teeming with lust-worthy hot hatches. There was the new Seat Leon Cupra, the Honda Civic Type R concept, Volkswagen Scirocco R and Golf GTE, Audi S1 and Abarth 695 Biposto. But one of the most enticing of them all was the Opel Astra OPC Extreme.

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Opel Performance Center takes Astra to the Extreme [w/video]

If hot hatches are your thing, this year's Geneva Motor Show is the place to be. Seat used the occasion to reveal its Ring-running Leon Cupra. Not to be outdone, Honda showed up with its Civic Type R concept. VW has got the new Scirocco R and Golf GTE to show off, Audi finally bestowed the new S1 upon us and Abarth transformed the Fiat 500 into the bonkers 695 Biposto. Even Alfa Romeo got in on the action with the latest QV edition MiTo and Giulietta. But the lineup wouldn't be complete without

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Vauxhall reveals stripped-out Astra VXR Extreme front-drive track toy

More power, less weight. It's a winning formula when it comes to performance automobiles, and one we've seen applied time and time again. It's what Ferrari did to transform the 360 Modena into the Challenge Stradale, the F430 into the Scuderia and the 458 into the Speciale. Maserati does the same with the GranTurismo MC Stradale and Lamborghini with the Gallardo Superleggera. We could go on, but you get the point: it's a formula typically applied to exotic Italian supercars, but of course it's n

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Opel Astra OPC Extreme snapshots whetting our appetites

Opel has used its Facebook page to show off more of the woven carbon fiber bits that will adorn its Astra OPC Extreme, promised to be the fastest production car it has ever made available to the public. Utilizing lessons learned during last year's campaigns with the Astra Cup spec-series car, it looks like every exterior component gets reworked in order to make the street-legal most of the turbocharged 2.0-liter that is expected to dispense over 300 horsepower through the front wheels (the stand

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Astra OPC Extreme to be fastest Opel ever

A racecar for the road. Usually that statement is nothing more than marketing, but Opel may have actually done it with its Astra OPC Extreme. It promises that the hot hatch is the fastest production Astra it has ever sold.

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Vauxhall Astra sets 12 World and 6 National Speed Endurance Records [w/video]

You may know it as an Opel, a Vauxhall, a Holden, a Chevy, a Buick or even a Saturn, depending on where you live. But whatever emblem it's wearing, the Astra is straightforward car. Nothing particularly remarkable about it. Which is why this series of records is pretty darn impressive.

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Opel plans return to motorsport

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 the form of spec series for two very fun-looking hatchbacks.

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Buick Verano goes to Europe, changes name to Opel Astra

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.

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