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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

Officially Official: Opel loads up new Astra Sports Tourer [w/video]

2011 Opel Astra Sports Tourer – Click above for high-res image gallery

Spy Shots: 2011 Opel Astra three-door 'coupe' caught in the lot

2011 Opel Astra Sport Coupe spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

Spy Shots: Sporty Opel Astra three-door spotted, coming to Buick?

The first images of the new three-door Opel Astra have turned up and the new hatch appears to be shaping up to be even more attractive than its predecessor. The prototype appears to have a more steeply raked windshield than the five-door currently available in Europe and China where it's badged as a Buick and sold under the Excelle nameplate.

Spy Shots: Opel Astra ST spotted braving the elements

Opel/Vauxhall Astra SportsTourer spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

Opel/Vauxhall launch ecoFLEX version of the new Astra

Like many other Opel/Vauxhall models across the range, the new Astra is getting a low-CO2 version to compete in the green market. Named ecoFLEX, the new Astra uses an updated version of the 1.3-liter CDTi engine that was co-developed with Fiat and produces 95 horsepower. This engine, along with the usual refinements to aerodynamics, higher gear ratios and low-rolling resistance tires, h

Frank Weber takes over product planning at Opel

For the past two and a half years, readers here at ABG have come to know Frank Weber as the leader of the team working to transform the Chevrolet Volt from a wild-eyed concept to viable production car. Weber was the Global Chief Engineer for electric vehicles at GM during his time working in the U.S. A couple of weeks ago, GM anno

Frankfurt 2009: Opel Astra makes its debut under the lights

2010 Opel Astra - Click above for high-res image gallery

Will be missed: outgoing Opel Astra Eco4 got 52 mpg (U.S.)

Now that the current version of the Astra is going to be replaced, perhaps it's time to remember the previous generation. This model didn't make it to the States but was quite popular in Europe. Back in 2002, and before the outburst of the "green" and "eco" labels, Opel was pioneering the "Eco" brand image. With the Opel Astra Eco4, it had a very interesting addition in the lineup. The car's rec

2010 Opel Astra revealed ahead of Frankfurt debut

2010 Vauxhall Astra - Click above for a high-res image gallery

Rumormill: Buick Astra coming in 2011?

Further bolstering rumors that the Buick brand is set to receive rebranded products from GM's European Opel division are reports from GM Inside News indicating that a small car based on the Astra platform – initially planned for the now-defunct Saturn brand – has been

2010 Opel Astra hatch, GTC coupe and wagon revealed

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Opel Astra Caravan CNG hybrid with GPS-enabled smart powertrain

After two years of research, Opel and the Institute for Combustion Engines and Motor Vehicles at the University of Stuttgart have developed a CNG-hybrid version of the Opel Astra Caravan. The car uses an all-new 1-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged engine that manages to produce 97hp and 160 Nm of torque (118 lb-ft). The electric motor was supplied by Bosch and offers 35 kW (48hp), available even in all-electric mode. The coupling of the two motors is similar to Honda's IMA technology, where the elec

Spy Shots: Next Vauxhall Astra caught in the buff

The next Opel/Vauxhall Astra – which may or may not make it to the States as a Saturn – has been caught outside General Motors' testing facility in Germany. The singular spy shot reveals a new greenhouse design, hatch, taillights and rear wing. The Opel Insignia's influence is apparent from the side, where the chunky creases of the curr

Saturn Astra goes away for 2009

If you've been looking to spec a new Astra like Autoblog reader ramirez8167, you may have noticed that you can't build or locate a 2009 model on Saturn's website. That's because there isn't one.

Rendered speculation: 2011 Opel/Vauxhall Astra

AutoExpress has produced a couple of renderings of what the next-generation Astra will look like for Opel and Vauxhall. The new compact lineup is set to debut this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show before going on sale in Europe early next year. Unfortunately, it's looking increasingly likely that we won't be seeing this iteration coming to U.S. Saturn dealers. The current-generation model sold less than 12,000 copies in the U.S. last year and although GM has committed to funding Saturn thro

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