Opel Germany Reports Best First Quarter in Five Years


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 ...

Opel Astra TCR Celebrates Race Debut on Persian Gulf


Rüsselsheim. The opening race of the TCR International Series in Bahrain on April 2 and 3 will not only mark the start of the second season of the competition, it will also see the start of a new chapter in Opel’s touring car tradition ...

The New Opel Astra Sports Tourer: Summary


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 is now eagerly waiting in the wings and will be at dealerships in the spring ...

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


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 ...

Outstanding Aerodynamics: Best Conditions for the Opel Astra TCR


Rüsselsheim. Aerodynamics have become increasingly important in motorsports. In the past, aerodynamic problems have often been hidden by simply increasing engine performance. However, the key to success in modern motorsports is now the same as in serial production: efficiency...

Opel Astra voted “Car of the Year 2016”


Prestigious award from leading automotive journalists presented at Geneva Motor Show ...

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


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


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 ...

Touring Car Racing: Seven Opel Astra TCR for Target Competition


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


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 Racing 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


Opel will showcase its new confidence 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


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


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 ...

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


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


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...

Chancellor Angela Merkel Discovers the Star of the Frankfurt Motor Show


Chancellor Angela Merkel stopped by during her official opening tour and caught up the real star of the Frankfurt Motor Show, the new Astra. Welcoming the Chancellor to Opel’s stand was some of the leading women on Opel’s board of management including Chief Marketing Officer Tina Müller...

Opel to launch 29 new vehicles by 2020


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 and it represents a real quantum leap for Opel in a number of ways ...

Opel Reveals New Astra Sports Tourer


Opel has revealed details of the new Astra Sports Tourer that is due to make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show (17th to 27th September). Based on a completely new lightweight vehicle architecture making it up to 200kgs lighter, the Astra Sports Tourer can also carry ...

World Premiere for New Astra: Opel at the 2015 IAA


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...

Opel Reveals New Opel Astra


Opel has revealed details of the new, 11th generation Astra which is set to make its world debut this September at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. Based on an all-new lightweight vehicle architecture ...

Ground Breaking Light Technology to Make its Debut in Next Generation Astra


Opel revealed today that the new Astra, which is set to arrive in Ireland this autumn will feature ground breaking LED light technology called IntelliLux LED Matrix Light ...

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


Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann announced today that the all-new Astra will be unveiled at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt (September 17 to 27, 2015) ...