NEWS INDEX: Opel
Opel Monza Concept
11th August, 2013
The visionary concept car shows what people can expect from Opel in
the future. Efficiency and connectivity are the two major themes on top of the priority list for development of the
next generation of Opel models .....
Opel Australia shut shop
4th August, 2013
Wheels fall off GM's Opel brand as the local operation calls it quits
after just one year .....
Opel's new AWD Insignia Country Tourer
7th July, 2013
Defining features include protective under-body guards front and rear, combined
with prominent wheel-arch and lower body cladding, all complemented by dual exhaust tail pipes. State-of-the-art all-wheel drive
ensures grip and sure-footed handling .....
Opel Astra GTC Sport coupe gains new 1.6-litre SIDI turbo engine & auto
19th June, 2013
Buyers not only gain an automatic transmission in the GTC Sport but also the
new 1.6-litre turbo direct injection engine. Opel’s new 1.6-litre SIDI turbo engine boasts an impressive torque of 280 Nm .....
Opel Corsa OPC
17th June, 2013
Tiny, but powerful hot hatch with 141kW is the ultimate expression
of Corsa’s performance. It is the entry point to the OPC range and its priced* from $28,990* .....
Opel Mokka due in Q3
30th April, 2013
Mokka, Opel's small SUV, will launch locally with a
turbo-charged 1.4-litre engine paired with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, and
will be available with both front-wheel drive and adaptive all-wheel drive technology .....
Opel Zafira Tourer here mid-year
9th April, 2013
Offering a blend of functionality and comfort, the seven-seat people
mover will be powered by the choice of a 1.6-litre turbo petrol or 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine .....
Opel Insignia OPC released
5th March, 2013
Opel has packed the Insignia OPC with extra high-tech features. It is
the first Opel in Australia to offer adaptive all-wheel drive and an electronic rear limited slip differential as
standard. Its FlexRide damping system is specially tuned to give OPC drivers a more active driving experience .....
Opel Astra OPC arrives
22nd February, 2013
Powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged direct injection engine, the
Astra OPC achieves maximum torque of 400 Nm and can sprint from zero to 100 km/h in just six seconds .....
Opel OPC prices revealed
18th February, 2013
Pricing has been set for the newest range of performance cars to
arrive in Australia and with prices starting from $28,990* for the Corsa OPC, from $42,990* for the Astra OPC, and
from $59,990* for the Insignia OPC, Opel’s OPC range offers Australian motorists plenty of bang for their buck .....
What is OPC in Opel terms?
15th February, 2013
Since launch Opel vehicles have broken a string of records
on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife 20.8 km track. The Astra OPC did it first in 8:35:94 in 2005 .....
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Opel confirm more OPC models coming
19th December, 2012
Opel Australia’s Managing Director, Bill Mott said that
being able to bring the three model OPC model line-up to Australia has been on the top of the wish list
since Opel announced they were heading down under .....
Opel Astra OPC confirmed for Australia
12th October, 2012
The Opel Performance Centre, responsible for the sporty accents
in the Opel model line-up since 1999, is a decisive element in the brand’s profile. It embodies a high level of
emotion and passion for striking design, top-class technology and extraordinary driving dynamics .....
Opel introduces "Capped Price" servicing
13th September, 2012
With Opel now on sale in Australia, the German-based General Motors
owned brand is joining the increasing number of automotive brands offering "capped price" servicing to their
Opel announce local pricing
1st August, 2012
Opel Australia today announced pricing and specification for
the Corsa, Astra and Insignia launch line-up, offering German engineering and design at an accessible price .....
GM's new tiny car for Europe
12th July, 2012
With the all-new Opel (and Vauxhall) Adam, General Motors is
entering the fashion-led A-segment with a chic, small, European urban car. The Opel Adam combines bold,
powerful design with potential for almost unlimited personalisation, making each Adam totally unique .....
Opel announce dealer locations
28th June, 2012
Opel Australia has confirmed seventeen dealerships will be
selling their cars across the nation from September this year .....
Opel Astra refreshed in Europe
18th June, 2012
Sleek design enhancements on both exterior and interior; Astra
sedan revealed; The newly enhanced Astra hatch & wagon will be launched in Australia during September .....
Opel Astra GTC confirmed for Australia
10th February, 2012
As expected, Opel Australia has confirmed that the Astra GTC
three-door sports coupe will be coming to Australia to complete the launch line-up .....
Opel Mokka for 2013
11th January, 2012
“The Opel Mokka takes its strengths from traditional,
larger SUVs and fits them into a modern compact format,” says Opel CEO Karl-Friedrich Stracke .....
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Opel Zafira Tourer Concept
6th March, 2011
The Zafira Tourer Concept is like a “lounge on wheels” with a light and airy
interior that offers space for rear passengers. It brings values like ambition and innovative technologies to the monocab
segment while showcasing Opel’s design philosophy "sculptural artistry meets German precision" .....
Opel confirmed for Australia
11th January, 2011
"Whilst it is unreasonable to expect GM to reveal their
business plan, it is easy to see that the introduction of another GM brand into the mainstream market is
clearly going to dilute the value of the Holden brand. By setting up a new dealer network, GM is denying
the loyal band of Holden dealers the opportunity to update Holden Astra owners into a new model Astra ....."
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New Astra Coupe Concept for GM Europe
12th September, 2010
Opel and Vauxhall’s GTC Paris Concept, which gives the strongest hint yet to the
Astra Sport Hatch’s successor and is set for a debut early next month at the Paris Motor Show .....
GM Europe's new concept: Opel Flextreme GT/E
21st February, 2010
Opel will unveil its Flextreme GT/E concept car at the 80th Geneva Motor Show
in Switzerland next month, that will boost the company’s credentials as a leader in eco-friendly technologies .....
GM To Reveal Opel Ampera Electric Car At Geneva Motor Show
4th February, 2009
“With the Ampera, Opel will be the first European automobile
manufacturer to provide customers several hundred kilometres of non-stop electric driving,” said Alain Visser,
GM Europe .....
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GM's new Vectra for 2009
20th April, 2008
A new name, a new car and a new ambition ..... that's the story of
the successor for Europe's Opel/Vauxhall Vectra .....
GM's Meriva Concept To Make Geneva Debut
7th February, 2008
Already Europe’s market leader in the monocab sector, with one in five
pan-European sales being a Zafira, Meriva or Agila, Vauxhall and Opel are set to unveil their vision of the future .....
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Europe's Corsa Uncovered!
18th May, 2006
The new Corsa is slightly longer and wider than the current car (which
was sold in Australia as the Holden Barina until late last year) .....
GM Opens New European Design Centre
15th May, 2006
As part of General Motors’ continued focus on further strengthening product
development, it, last week, opened a new European Design Centre in Rüsselsheim .....
GM's Antara Targets European Growth Market
10th May, 2006
Following the enthusiastic reaction to the Antara GTC
crossover concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2005, GM launches, in Europe, later this year, the
five-door production version of the new Antara .....
GM Europe and Renault pursue cooperation on LCVs
10th May, 2006
The cooperation between General Motors Europe (GME) and Renault is
taking a further step forward with the release of new van versions for the two brands .....
Opel GT: A European Legend Returns
15th February, 2006
The new two-seat GT features an exciting design with sharply
cut lines, rear-wheel drive and a potent petrol-fuelled 2-litre four-cylinder turbo engine with direct
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