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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 (1 year 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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)


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...

Opel Ampera-e Announced - Chevrolet Bolt EV Gets A Ticket Abroad

FRI, 12 FEB, 2016

Announced ahead of its 2017 on-sale date, the Opel Ampera-e is set to become the first fully electric vehicle offered by General Motors’ Euro...

Opel Mokka Update Shows What Holden Trax Could’ve Been

FRI, 5 FEB, 2016

General Motors’ European subsidiary, Opel, has unveiled its updated small SUV competitor in the form of the Opel Mokka X, related to the...

Opel GT Concept Not Bound For Production, Astra Roadster Could Take Its Place - Report

WED, 3 FEB, 2016

In news that’s sure to send a pang of sadness through car enthusiasts, the Opel GT Concept seems unlikely to make the move to produ...

Opel GT Celebrates The Future Of The RWD Sportscar

THU, 28 JAN, 2016

After an intriguing teaser campaign, the covers have come off the Opel GT coupe, and a Vauxhall badged version  along with a slew of details a...

Opel GT Concept Teased Again In New Video

FRI, 22 JAN, 2016

Opel’s teaser campaign for its new GT concept has moved into the next phase, with a new video giving fans a glimpse of the concept’s st...

Opel GT Coming Back? Concept Teaser Suggests So - Video

SAT, 16 JAN, 2016

Opel has released a short video to kick off its teaser campaign for a new GT concept, ahead of an official debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

Renault And Opel Come Under Diesel Emissions Scrutiny In Most Recent Investigation

WED, 25 NOV, 2015

Emissions testing, carried out by German lobby group Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH Group) has returned results that potentially reveal that both Renaul...


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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