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Opel at RETTmobil 2016: “Car of the Year” for Emergencies

10.05.2016

Rüsselsheim. Insignia Sports Tourer, Zafira Tourer, Mokka and ADAM – Opel now extends its broad portfolio of emergency vehicles with the new Astra Sports Tourer ...

New Opel Astra Sports Tourer: Successful Station Wagon Rich in Tradition

28.04.2016

Rüsselsheim. Over 24 million Opel Kadett and Opel Astra cars sold is an impressive number and a notable achievement. Lined up one behind the other, all Opel compact models built so far would surpass the magical 100,000-kilometer mark ...

Opel Germany Reports Best First Quarter in Five Years

05.04.2016

Rüsselsheim. Thanks to its successful model offensive, Opel has started this year on its domestic German market stronger than in the last five years. In the first quarter, the Rüsselsheim automaker increased passenger car sales by around 7,500 units or 14.5 percent to 59,000 cars...

Opel Astra TCR Celebrates Race Debut on Persian Gulf

23.03.2016

Rüsselsheim. The opening race of the Touring Car Racing (TCR) International Series in Bahrain on April 2 and 3 will not only mark the start of the second season of the competition ...

Seat Engineering at Opel – High-Tech Perfection with a Long Tradition

22.03.2016

Rüsselsheim. Bernd, Werner, Oliver and Marius are full of enthusiasm for their task – repeatedly they rub over the side bolsters of the seat underneath them before simulating getting in and out while scrubbing across the leather ...

Fit for Job & Family: The Station Wagon with that Little Bit Extra

16.03.2016

Rüsselsheim/Porto. Opel is continuing its success story in the compact class with no less than two new models: after the successful market launch of the five-door version of the new generation Astra a few months ago, the Sports Tourer variant is now eagerly waiting in the wings and will be at dealerships in the spring...

Outstanding Aerodynamics: Best Conditions for the Opel Astra TCR

10.03.2016

Rüsselsheim. Aerodynamics have become increasingly important in motorsports. In the past, aerodynamic problems have often been hidden by simply increasing engine performance ...

Strong February for Opel: Sales Increase of more than 28 Percent

02.03.2016

Rüsselsheim. Opel registered its second record-breaking month in a row on the German market in February. The brand’s passenger car sales were up by over 28 percent to 19,160 units compared to the same month of last year...

Opel at the Geneva Motor Show: “More Emotional, More Innovative and Stronger than ever Before!”

01.03.2016

Rüsselsheim/Geneva. “Opel is more emotional, more innovative and stronger than ever before. Opel is back,” said Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann when opening the Opel stand (Hall 2, number 2231) at the 86th Geneva Motor Show (open to the public form March 3 to 13) earlier today...

Opel’s Geneva Highlights: GT Concept, Mokka X and Astra

01.03.2016

Rüsselsheim/Geneva. For Opel the 86th International Motor Show in Geneva (March 3 to 13, 2016) is all about showcasing its confidence, its passion for the automobile and its vision for the sportscar of the future. The Opel GT Concept, a direct descendant of the legendary Experimental GT ...

Opel Astra voted “Car of the Year 2016”

29.02.2016

Rüsselsheim/Geneva. The new Opel Astra is “Car of the Year 2016” and therefore the winner of the most renowned award in the industry! The 58-strong jury of automotive journalists from 22 European countries awarded the Astra a total of 312 points versus 294 for the Volvo XC90 and 202 for the Mazda MX-5...

Saving on the Road: The new Astra Sports Tourer with Class-Leading Total Cost of Ownership

23.02.2016

Rüsselsheim. Just like the Astra five-door, the new Astra Sports Tourer is setting new standards in the compact class thanks to the lightweight construction, comprehensive assistance systems and the powerful new generation engines ...

Opel Astra Sports Tourer Production Starts at Ellesmere Port

16.02.2016

Rüsselsheim/Ellesmere Port. Production of the new Astra Sports Tourer started today at the Opel/Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom. Plant workers were joined by Peter Thom, Vice President Manufacturing Opel Group, and Stefan Fesser, Ellesmere Port Plant Director, as the first vehicle left the production line. Like its five-door hatch sibling...

Touring Car Racing: Seven Opel Astra TCR for Target Competition

12.02.2016

Rüsselsheim. The current TCR (Touring Car Racer Series) championship team Target Competition is now relying on the new Opel Astra TCR. The Italian team that won both the drivers’ and teams’ titles in the TCR International Series in 2015 with Swiss racing car driver Stefano Comini is entering seven Astra TCR vehicles this season...

Pre-Season Testing: Countless Kilometers for Opel Astra TCR

10.02.2016

Rüsselsheim. The Opel Astra TCR development program is going at full speed. Last week, the new customer racing touring car built in accordance with the TCR (Touring Car Racer Series) regulations covered countless kilometers over five test days on the Circuito do Estoril in Portugal...

GT Concept, Mokka X and Astra – Opel’s Exciting Geneva Line-up

09.02.2016

Opel will showcase its confidence, its passion for the automobile and its vision for the sportscar of the future at the 86th Geneva International Motor Show (March 3 to 13, 2016) with the world premiere of the GT Concept – a direct descendant of the Experimental GT, which was the first ever concept car presented by a European car manufacturer in 1965 ...

Double Success: Opel ADAM and IntelliLux LED® Matrix Light in the New Astra Win at “Best Cars 2016” Readers’ Choice Awards

28.01.2016

Rüsselsheim/Stuttgart. Opel bring home two prizes at the 40th “Best Cars” readers’ choice awards conducted by magazine auto motor und sport. The trendy Opel ADAM cruised to an overall success in the mini-car category with 26 percent of all votes ...

Hot and Cold: New Opel Astra Sports Tourer in Climatic Test Chamber

18.01.2016

Rüsselsheim. “Scorching hot desert sand…” – Opel‘s International Technical Development Center (ITDC) reproduces conditions comparable to the Sahara desert. In Rüsselsheim in the middle of winter, the mercury is at 60 degrees Celsius and the sweat is pouring. In the middle of it all, the new Astra Sports Tourer defies the adverse conditions. Calmly and smoothly...

“Car of the Year 2016”: Opel Astra Among Final Seven Contenders

14.12.2015

Rüsselsheim. 58 experienced journalists from 22 European countries will decide which vehicle is named “Car of the Year 2016”. The list of candidates originally contained 35 new models released during the course of this year with both the Opel KARL and the Opel Astra also being named ...

Euro NCAP Five-Star Rating Confirms New Opel Astra Safety Concept

02.12.2015

Rüsselsheim. Euro NCAP has confirmed the integrity of the new Opel Astra’s total safety concept. In its latest safety ratings published today, Euro NCAP awarded the new Astra the maximum five stars. The all-new compact five-door hatchback from Opel achieved high scores in each of the categories assessed...

Opel IntelliLux LED® Matrix Light Reduces Risk of Wildlife Accidents

01.12.2015

Rüsselsheim. According to statistics, a car collides with a deer, a stag or a wild boar every 2.5 minutes in Germany1. In the dark time of the year, the likelihood of an accident increases especially in forested areas...

The Sound of a Quantum Leap: The New Opel Astra in the Acoustic Lab

19.11.2015

Rüsselsheim. Silence. It is so quiet in the unusual looking room that you could literally hear a pin drop. The new Astra is positioned in the center of the room and is surrounded by numerous microphones. Is the engine sound of the new compact class star being recorded for the next advertising campaign...

No More Scraping Ice: Stay Warm and Safe on the Road with the Opel Parking Heater

17.11.2015

Rüsselsheim. The new Opel Astra is living up to its reputation as a wellness oasis: even in sub-zero temperatures of the deepest winter, the compact car’s optional parking heater ensures full visibility and a pleasantly warm cabin at the push of a button...

Opel KARL and Astra Impress with High Residual Values

12.11.2015

Rüsselsheim. The experts of Bähr & Fess Forecasts have elected the residual value giants 2019. Current new cars set to lose the least value over a four-year period are included in the list. The Opel KARL managed to secure first place in the mini-car segment...

New Opel Astra – Wellness Oasis Extraordinaire

04.11.2015

Rüsselsheim. Climb in and feel at home: while the new Opel Astra’s athletic exterior design conveys sportiness and lightness, the interior of the youngest generation of the compact class bestseller is a warm and welcoming personal wellness oasis ...

Electronically Sound: The New Opel Astra Stars in EMC Center

28.10.2015

Rüsselsheim. The new Opel Astra in a recording studio? At first glance, it looks that way. Opel’s latest compact class car is in a room with bluish light and egg box-like elements adorning the walls. Furthermore, numerous ultra-modern technical devices are pointing at ...

“SAFETYBEST 2015“: Opel IntelliLux LED® Matrix Light Recognized

22.10.2015

Rüsselsheim. To each saint his candle: The new Opel Astra has won the “SAFETYBEST 2015” award with its trendsetting adaptive IntelliLux LED® matrix light system. The AUTOBEST jury consisting of specialized independent journalists from 26 European countries awards the prize. The opinion of the jury was ...

Opel Astra TCR: New Touring Car for Customer Racing Presented

15.10.2015

Rüsselsheim/Mettet. Opel took full advantage of the international TCR (Touring Car Racer) presentation at the circuit Jules Tacheny in Mettet, Belgium, showing their new customer racing touring car for the first time...

New Opel Astra: Sports Tourer and BiTurbo-Diesel Available for Order

09.10.2015

Rüsselsheim. The new Astra generation is continuing to grab the headlines. After recently celebrating its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the 5-door variants will now roll to dealerships. This coming weekend potential customers will be able to take a seat in the new Astra at Opel partners across Germany...

Economic miracle: The New Opel Astra Impresses with Best-in-Class Total Cost of Ownership

07.10.2015

Rüsselsheim. The new Opel Astra is setting standards in efficiency, design, connectivity, with technologies from higher segments – and for the total cost of ownership. In order to make full use of this brand-typical strength, the Opel engineers always kept the following ...

For Customer Racing: Sneak Preview of the New Opel Astra TCR

01.10.2015

Rüsselsheim. Development of the new Opel Astra TCR for the young but already hugely successful Touring Car Racer Series (TCR) is going according to plan. The customer racing touring car based on the new Opel Astra will be presented to the public for the first time at the official TCR presentation scheduled to be held on the Circuit Jules Tacheny in the Belgian town of Mettet on October 15, 2015...

A Miniature Opel Astra Model for Chancellor Angela Merkel

17.09.2015

Rüsselsheim/Frankfurt. High-ranking Frankfurt Motor Show visitors at the Opel booth: German Chancellor Angela Merkel stopped by during her official opening tour and caught up on the latest premieres presented by the Rüsselsheim-based carmaker ...

30,000 Orders for New Astra Already

15.09.2015

Rüsselsheim/Frankfurt. The 66th International Motor Show in Frankfurt stared for Opel with the world premiere of the new generation Astra earlier today. It also marks the start of a new era for the company. “Our new Astra is the best Opel we have ever built and it represents a real quantum leap for Opel in a number of ways...

Compact Class Future: New Opel Astra and Opel OnStar

15.09.2015

Rüsselsheim/Frankfurt. The new Opel Astra and the new Astra Sports Tourer make their world premieres at the IAA in Frankfurt from September 17 – 27. The models are nothing less than a quantum leap for the compact class in terms of efficiency, connectivity ...

The New Opel Astra – Upsetting the Luxury Class

11.09.2015

Rüsselsheim. Opel is celebrating the arrival of the new Astra with an exceptional advertising campaign and the slogan “The new Astra. Upsets the luxury class!”. Amongst others, it consists of five spots ...

Fit for Job & Family: The Opel Astra Sports Tourer Celebrates World Premiere

10.09.2015

Rüsselsheim. Opel will continue its success story in the compact class with no less than two new models that will be presented at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt (September 17 to 27). The hatchback version of the new generation Astra will make its first big appearance ...

New Opel Astra: Stellar Driver Assistance, Safety and Comfort Features

03.09.2015

Rüsselsheim. The new Opel Astra, which premieres at the IAA in Frankfurt (September 17-27), is not only lighter and more efficient than its predecessors, it also boasts innovative driver assistance systems and comfort features to make journeys, short or long, safer and more relaxed ...

Light, Lighter – the New Opel Astra

27.08.2015

Rüsselsheim. Lighter, more frugal and compact while offering more generous interior space – everything about the new Opel Astra follows the maxim of highest efficiency. All components and design features are aligned to this touchstone, resulting in intelligent packaging à la Astra ...

Compact Connectivity Star: New Astra with Opel OnStar and IntelliLink

20.08.2015

Rüsselsheim. When the new Opel Astra hits the roads, it will do so with an unrivalled connectivity offer. The Astra is the first new model to be introduced with the new personal connectivity and service assistant Opel OnStar ...

World Premiere for New Astra: Opel at the 2015 IAA

18.08.2015

Rüsselsheim/Frankfurt. “The new Opel Astra is nothing less than a quantum leap for the compact class in terms of efficiency, connectivity and sportiness,” says Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann, announcing the world premiere of the Opel bestseller at this year’s International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt...

New Opel Astra: Outstanding Aerodynamics for Best Efficiency

04.08.2015

Rüsselsheim. Lighter, more frugal and more agile – the new Opel Astra represents a quantum leap in the development and targets maximum efficiency. Its design and vehicle architecture also set standards in aerodynamics and continue a traditional Opel strength – when the Kadett E GSi was introduced in 1984 it ...

New Astra for the Racetrack: Opel Strengthens Customer Racing

30.07.2015

Rüsselsheim. Opel is expanding its activities in customer touring car racing. Based on the new Astra, which will celebrate its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) this September, the motorsports division of the Rüsselsheim-based carmaker is developing ...

Distinguished Wellness Seats for New Opel Astra

16.07.2015

Rüsselsheim. The new Opel Astra celebrates its world premiere at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt this fall (September 17 – 27, 2015), but it is already clear today: never before has there been so much luxury in the compact class. The Astra is lighter, more efficient and offers state-of-the-art features...

New Opel Astra: Innovation Star with Rich Tradition

24.06.2015

Rüsselsheim. Over 24 million Opel Kadett and Opel Astra cars sold is an impressive number and a notable achievement. Lined up one behind the other, all Opel compact models built so far would surpass the magical 100,000-kilometer mark and create a column of cars that could circle the equator two and a half times ...

Pure Pleasure: Highly Efficient 1.4-Liter Turbo in the New Astra

17.06.2015

Rüsselsheim. The full name of the new Opel engine is 1.4 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo and it will celebrate its world premiere in the new Opel Astra at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt (IAA) in September. The four-cylinder turbocharged unit with central ...

Affordable High-Tech: New Opel Astra Tough on CO2 and Prices

12.06.2015

Rüsselsheim. Making leading technologies and features available at affordable prices: Opel set itself a very ambitious goal when developing the new Astra. As a result, the new Opel Astra makes a quantum leap: it is light and agile, it is the pinnacle of the segment in terms of efficiency thanks to new, high-tech engines...

Lean, Stylish, Innovative: The New Opel Astra – Fit for Fun

01.06.2015

Rüsselsheim. Opel and compact class cars – this specific success story starts with the Kadett in 1936 and will be continued with the new Astra, the eleventh generation of an Opel compact class car. So far, 24 million Kadett and Astra compact class models have left the plants...

New Opel Astra: Camouflage is the First Step to Success

21.05.2015

Rüsselsheim. It is a never ending contest: the battle between carmakers and the spy photographers. The one side will do anything in its power to hide their newest creations from the outside world for as long as possible, whereas the other side develops ...

First in Class: Next generation Opel Astra with IntelliLux LED Matrix Light

12.05.2015

Rüsselsheim. The intelligent lighting system of the future will make its premiere in the new Opel Astra generation at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt (September 17 to 27, 2015)...

Opel Group CEO Dr. Neumann Announces All-new Next Generation Opel Astra

06.05.2015

Rüsselsheim. Continuing an eight-decade long tradition of Opel compact models, Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann will unveil the all-new Astra at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt (September 17 to 27, 2015)...

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