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Opel Astra Review: 2013 Astra OPC

Photos by: Dario Duno Australians are spoiled for choice when it comes to affordable performance. There are no less than 10 models to choose from, all costing less than fifty big ones, from the Toyota 86 to the benchmark of the current hot-hatch crop, the Renault Mégane RS265. It also …

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Opel gets ‘unfortunately horny’ at 2013 Wörthersee

Volkswagen has been attending the annual Wörthersee meeting for 15 years and it appears that rival German manufacturer, Opel has made it a habit to crash the party. This year, they managed to steal Volkswagen’s thunder with their “unfortunately horny” guerrilla action campaign. Opel hosted a fireworks display at the …

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Opel Mokka compact SUV confirmed for 3rd qtr launch in Australia

Opel Australia has confirmed the local arrival of the company’s compact SUV, the Mokka, in the third quarter of this year. It will launch with a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox, and available with both front- and all-wheel drive. “We are …

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2013 Opel Astra GTC Sport Review

The Astra has been a familiar nameplate in Australia, at least when it was sold under the Holden brand up until 2009 when the Cruze replaced the Astra as Holden’s new small car. So for 2013, Holden’s sister brand under the General Motors umbrella, Opel, returns to Australia with big …

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JMS soups up Opel Astra GTC Sport

Can’t wait for the Opel Astra OPC hot hatch (due to arrive in April 2013)? Then Opel’s “warm hatch”, the Astra GTC Sport would have to do it for now, albeit with a bit of help from German tuning house JMS. JMS’ latest performance package for the Astra GTC Sport …

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Full range of Opel OPC models to launch in Australia

Opel Australia is launching a full on assault on the local performance car landscape, confirming the full Opel Performance Centre (OPC) line-up will be introduced from March 2013. The company has already announced the local availability of the Astra OPC at the Australian International Motor Show in October this year. …

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Vauxhall’s BMW M5 beating Insignia VXR SuperSport

Opel’s British cousin, Vauxhall, has launched its range topping Insignia VXR that boasts a supercar-challenging 274km/h (170mph) top speed! Wearing the ‘Insignia VXR SuperSport’ badge, the super-sedan is powered by a turbocharged 2.8-litre V6 engine that generates 239kW (320hp/325PS) of power. Drive is sent to a torque-sensing all-wheel drive system …

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2013 Opel Cascada Convertible Revealed

Though it wasn’t at the ongoing Australian International Motor Show, Opel has revealed in full detail the new Astra convertible, the Cascada. The stylish convertible will go sale in Europe in early 2013, with Australian debut expected in 2014. Unlike its predecessor, which shares the same nameplate as the rest …

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Opel Astra OPC confirmed for Australia – on sale 2013

Opel Australia has confirmed the most powerful Astra will be joining the Australian line up from early 2013 (read our review of the Astra OPC here). The Renaultsport Megane RS265 rivalling Opel Astra OPC (Opel Performance Centre) will make its local debut at the upcoming 2012 Australian International Motor Show …

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Vauxhall Astra VXR – The Ultimate Astra

The hot hatch class just got a little more interesting with Vauxhall, the British division of General Motors, launching its Astra VXR. The hot hatch comes to the ring with a class-leading 400Nm of torque and a claimed 5.9 seconds dash from 0 – 100km/h (62mph). Crucial to putting all …

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