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Holden Astra: New 2016 Hatch Confirmed For September Debut
Holden Astra: New 2016 Hatch Confirmed For September Debut

The next-generation Astra hatch will make its global debut at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Its launch in S...

May 6, 2015 (2 years ago)
Paris Motor Show 2014: The Podium Winners (And Podium Of Shame)
Paris Motor Show 2014: The Podium Winners (And Podium Of Shame)

It’s a Paris Motor Show that encourages visitors to "plug in", "tune out" the internal-combust...

Oct 3, 2014 (3 years ago)
Commodore Replacement: The Shortlist From GM’s Global Stable
Commodore Replacement: The Shortlist From GM’s Global Stable

By Tony O'Kane & Tim O'Brien By the end of 2017, Holden’s Elizabeth plant will close its doors...

Jul 11, 2014 (3 years ago)
2015 Opel Corsa: New Light Hatch Revealed
2015 Opel Corsa: New Light Hatch Revealed

Opel’s new Corsa, which will also be sold in the UK as a Vauxhall and possibly here in VXR hot-hatch form, has bee...

Jul 9, 2014 (3 years ago)
Holden Cascada Announced, Astra VXR And Insignia VXR Coming In 2015
Holden Cascada, Astra VXR And GTC, And Insignia VXR All Due In 2015

HOLDEN CONFIRMS OPEL MODELS FOR 2015 HOLDEN confirms Opel’s Cascada will arrive in 2015, wearing lion badge....

May 1, 2014 (3 years ago)

NEWS

Groupe PSA Officially Completes Opel and Vauxhall Purchase From General Motors

THU, 3 AUG, 2017

The acquisition of Opel and Vauxhall by Groupe PSA has officially taken place this week, with previous owner General Motors finalising th...

Groupe PSA Opel Vauxhall Purchase Approved By EU

MON, 10 JUL, 2017

A small but significant step in Groupe PSA’s takeover bid for Opel and Vauxhall has been realised, with the transaction getting the green lig...

Opel CEO Resigns Ahead Of PSA Deal

TUE, 13 JUN, 2017

Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann has resigned as the company and sister brand Vauxhall prepare for takeover by France's Groupe PSA.

Holden Insignia, Astra Coupe, And Cascada Cut From Range

MON, 1 MAY, 2017

Holden has rationalised its line-up, cutting loose three of its slow-selling European-sourced models in the Insignia VXR, Astra GTC and VXR three-d...

Opel Grandland X - The Holden SUV That Could Have Been

WED, 19 APR, 2017

General Motors' European arm continues its SUV onslaught with Opel unveiling its new Grandland X medium SUV months out from its public reveal a...

Opel Reckons Insignia Will Attract Premium Buyers…Holden Too?

FRI, 31 MAR, 2017

The days of the entry-level Holden Commodore Evoke may be numbered with news Opel thinks the latest Insignia range will attract buyers from Mercede...

Opel’s Diesel Emissions Investigation Closed

WED, 22 MAR, 2017

German brand Opel has been cleared in the French consumer authorities’ diesel emissions investigation launched following Volkswagen’s &...

Change Of Ownership Won’t Stop Opel’s Future EV and Flagship SUV Plans

FRI, 17 MAR, 2017

Notwithstanding its sale to the French PSA Group, German brand Opel is pressing-on with plans for more electric cars and a brand-defining large SUV.

Official - Groupe PSA Snaps Up Opel And Vauxhall - Holden Supply Included

MON, 6 MAR, 2017

Holden's future supply deal from European sibling Opel has been assured, for now, despite the former General Motors arm for Euro markets now fa...

Holden - European Future Under A Cloud As PSA Peugeot Citroen Looks To Acquire Opel And Vauxhall

WED, 15 FEB, 2017

Holden parent company General Motors is locked in high-level negotiations over the sale of its European operations, including the Opel and Vauxhall...

REVIEWS

2013 Opel Astra OPC Review

WED, 19 JUN, 2013

2013 OPEL ASTRA REVIEW  Vehicle Style: Hot hatch Price: $42,990  (plus on-roads) Fuel Economy claimed: 8.1l/100km | tested: 11...

2013 Opel Insignia OPC Launch Review

MON, 18 FEB, 2013

2013 OPEL INSIGNIA OPC REVIEW What’s hot: Big power, big torque, nice style.

2013 Opel Astra OPC Launch Review

THU, 14 FEB, 2013

2013 OPEL ASTRA OPC REVIEW What’s hot: Fantastic cornering grip and ride, sweet turbo engine, massive mid-range punch.

2013 Opel Insignia Select Sports Tourer CDTi Review

MON, 21 JAN, 2013

2013 OPEL INSIGNIA REVIEW Vehicle Style: Medium wagon Price: $48,990 (plus on-roads) Fuel Economy claimed: 6.0 l/100km | tested: 7.4 l/1...

2013 Opel Astra GTC Sport Review

FRI, 4 JAN, 2013

2013 OPEL ASTRA REVIEW  Vehicle Style: Three door small hatchback Price: $34,990  (plus on-roads) Engine/transmission: 1.6 litre tur...

Opel Insignia Select Sedan 2.0T Petrol And Sports Tourer 2.0T Diesel Review

MON, 13 AUG, 2012

OPEL INSIGNIA REVIEW What's hot: Elegant interior style, both imperiously swift on road What's not: Starting to date, road noise o...

Opel Astra GTC 1.6T Sport Launch Review

FRI, 3 AUG, 2012

OPEL ASTRA GTC REVIEW Price: $34,990 (plus on-roads) Power: 132kW @ 5500rpm Torque: 230Nm @ 2200rpm Transmission: six-speed manual 0...

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