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    Opel adds start-stop tech to Astra ecoFlex; fuel economy jumps to 50 mpg

    The Opel Astra 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX five-door hatchback is already a fuel miser, but with the addition of an optional start-stop system, the Astra now sips even less diesel. Opel claims that, when equipped with start-stop, the ecoFLEX's CO2 emissions drop from 109 grams per kilometer down to 104 g/km ...

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    Paris Preview: Will the new Opel GTC concept spawn a Buick hot hatch?

    Opel GTC Paris – Click above for high-res image gallery
    With the recent launch of the LaCrosse and Regal, it's clear that the big, floaty Buick sedan is a thing of the past. However, the debut of the Opel GTC at the upcoming Paris Motor Show begs the question; will we soon see a Buick ...

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    Opel/Vauxhall launch ecoFLEX version of the new Astra

    Like many other Opel/Vauxhall models across the range, the new Astra is getting a low-CO2 version to compete in the green market. Named ecoFLEX, the new Astra uses an updated version of the 1.3-liter CDTi engine that was co-developed with Fiat and produces 95 horsepower. This engine, along with ...

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    Frank Weber takes over product planning at Opel

    For the past two and a half years, readers here at ABG have come to know Frank Weber as the leader of the team working to transform the Chevrolet Volt from a wild-eyed concept to viable production car. Weber was the Global Chief Engineer for electric vehicles at GM during his time working in the ...

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    Will be missed: outgoing Opel Astra Eco4 got 52 mpg (U.S.)

    Now that the current version of the Astra is going to be replaced, perhaps it's time to remember the previous generation. This model didn't make it to the States but was quite popular in Europe. Back in 2002, and before the outburst of the "green" and "eco" labels, Opel was pioneering the "Eco" ...

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    2010 Opel Astra revealed ahead of Frankfurt debut

    2010 Vauxhall Astra - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Yesterday, the internet got an unexpected early sneak-peak of the new 2010 Opel/Vauxhall Astra. Now that the cat's out of the bag, GM of Europe has apparently decided it may as well let out all the pictures and details of the next-gen ...

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    Opel Astra Caravan CNG hybrid with GPS-enabled smart powertrain

    After two years of research, Opel and the Institute for Combustion Engines and Motor Vehicles at the University of Stuttgart have developed a CNG-hybrid version of the Opel Astra Caravan. The car uses an all-new 1-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged engine that manages to produce 97hp and 160 Nm of ...

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    Rendered speculation: 2011 Opel/Vauxhall Astra

    AutoExpress has produced a couple of renderings of what the next-generation Astra will look like for Opel and Vauxhall. The new compact lineup is set to debut this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show before going on sale in Europe early next year. Unfortunately, it's looking increasingly likely ...

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    Leakage: The new Opel/Vauxhall Astra

    Leaks of new designs come from all over, and the source of this image is quite odd. It has appeared on a user forum of a Brazilian car magazine but shows the new generation of the Astra that GM Europe is getting ready. Now that its main competitors - VW with the Golf (Rabbit) and Renault with the ...

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    Frankfurt 09 Preview: Opel releases teasers of the new Astra

    click for a high res gallery of the teasersWe're still a month away from the Paris Motor Show which alternates every other year with the Frankfurt Motor Show. Nonetheless, GM has released some teaser images of the next-generation Astra which won't appear until Frankfurt in 2009. We've been seeing ...

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    ABG Driving Impression: Opel Astra 1.4L Turbo

    Click the Astra Turbo for a high res galleryOne of the vehicles that General Motors provided for evaluation during their Powertrain Technology briefing was an Opel Astra equipped with a new 1.4L turbocharged four cylinder. This engine is a result of work that GM is doing to develop downsized ...

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    GM introduces new clean diesel engines for the Opel Astra

    General Motors has just released a pair of new diesel engines for the Opel Astra which may or may not eventually show up in the Saturn version as well. The engine comes in two variants with 110hp or 125hp which emit 140g/km and 146g/km of CO2 respectively. Fuel economy is rated at 45.2mpg and ...


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