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Opel confirms 3dr Astra GTC for Australia

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Opel Australia has confirmed they will be adding the three door GTC hatch to its range when the Astra launches here towards the end of the year. Bill Mott, Opel Australia Managing Director, says the GTC is the pinnacle of the Astra line, “Opel designers wanted the Astra GTC to be the ultimate expression of […]

3 door Astra GTC being considered for Australia

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Opel revealed the production version of its three-door Astra GTC at Frankfurt last month. Here’s a few pics we’ve raided from the Vauxhall press gallery. Also included are three videos showing the car in a real world context. Speaking about the launch of the GTC, Opel Australia Managing Director, Bill Mott, said “Astra GTC is […]

Opel Australia confirms 2012 product range

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Opel Australia will launch their product range next year. Bill Mott, Opel Australia Managing Director, used the recent Frankfurt Motor Show to confirm Australia’s model line-up. According to Opel over two-thirds of new car sales in Australia are from the small to medium segments. So it’s no surprise that the expected line-up of Insignia, Astra and […]

Opel Astra priced to play with class-leading Golf

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According to GoAuto the Opel Astra, due in Australia in 2012, is expected to carry a $3500 price premium over its locally built Holden Cruze cousin. That’s likely to put the Astra right in the firing line of the Volkswagen Golf. It;s understood the entry-level Astra will be fitted with a 103kW/200Nm turbocharged four cylinder, […]

Opel targets Australian launch in 2012

Some quite big news emerged from the Detroit Auto Show early this morning with Holden boss Mike Devereux announcing, “Opel will be sold as a stand-alone brand in Australia for the first time in 2012. “Opel presents a new opportunity for GM in Australia with a growing demand for German design and technology at affordable […]

Vauxhall GTC hot hatch concept

Okay, the Holden Cruze hatchback is not a bad looking car. But the current model Astra looks better. As it currently stands there are no plans from Holden to bring the current Astra down under. That’s a shame, really, because it means we probably won’t get to see this new GTC hot hatch on our […]

Inside Vauxhall’s new Astra

In May images of the new Vauxhall/Opel Astra were leaked, then officially released. At the time no interior images were revealed, leaked or otherwise. Well, now they have been. It’s still a mish mash of button overload, like previous Astras, but the new model has been given a major overhaul and, aesthetically at least, is […]

2010 Opel Astra – official pics

As is always the case, once material has been leaked manufacturers are quick to get official images out and about. And Opel, showcasing their new Asrta, is no different. Included here are nine official pics (click on each one to load wallpaper sized versions) and a press statement from Vauxhall UK. There’s still no interior […]