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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

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...

2017 Opel Crossland X SUV Turns Up The Urban Focus

THU, 19 JAN, 2017

Holden's European sister brand Opel has revealed its newest small SUV contender, the Crossland X.

Opel Reveals Seven-Model Schedule for 2017, But Holden Misses Out On Most

TUE, 8 NOV, 2016

The European arm of General Motors, which includes Opel and Vauxhall, has announced that it will embark on a seven-model product offensive set to r...

Holden Commodore - Details Of The Next Generation

WED, 26 OCT, 2016

Holden has outlined its first-ever, all-imported Commodore - the car that will carry the famous name in Australia once the home-built version depar...

Opel 'Karl Rocks' Puts Urban Hatch In Galoshes

TUE, 13 SEP, 2016

This is the Karl Rocks – a toughened version of Opel’s compact hatchback, closely related to the Holden Spark and which will be re...

Opel Ampera-e On Sale... Will We See It With A Holden Badge?

FRI, 26 AUG, 2016

General Motors’ European has launched its great green hope, the 2017 Opel Ampera-e, with the electric hatch to make its debut at the upc...

Opel Planning New Large SUV Based On Insignia, Coming To Australia? - Report

MON, 7 MAR, 2016

Opel boss Karl-Thomas Neumann is reportedly frustrated that the brand’s SUV range is lacking players in certain model segments, and now Gener...

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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