2013 Opel Cascada Convertible

2013 Opel Cascada Convertible

Here are the first official photos and video of the latest convertible model from Opel, called Cascada. Opel and its British right hand Vauxhall, will start producing its a mid-size convertible in March of 2013. At 4,697mm long and 1,840mm wide, the Opel (Vauxhall) Cascada is bigger than the Astra Twin Top and 71mm longer than the Audi A5 Cabrio and 85mm longer than the BMW 3-Series Convertible.
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2012 Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

2012 Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Great news for automakers: nine out of 10 cars tested this year earned the 5 starts in Euro NCAP’s crash tests. The five-star winners are: the Audi A6, the BMW X3, the Chevrolet Aveo, the Chevrolet Orlando, the Citroen DS5, the Hyundai i40, the Opel Ampera, the VW Golf Cabriolet and the VW Jetta.
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Opel Ampera

Opel Ampera

GM announced today that the Euro version of its Chevrolet Volt electric car, the Ampera, will go on sale in the last quarter of 2011 as an Opel in Europe and as a Vauxhall in the UK. The prices starting from €42,900 (US$59,100), which is significantly higher than the base price of the Volt in the USA that sells for US$41,000 (€29,800) not including a $7,500 federal tax credit.
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2011 Opel Zafira MPV

2011 Opel Zafira MPV prototype in full camo has been caught on film out and about at the Nurburgring track in Germany. Opel Zafira is an MPV version of its C-segment model for euro market that will replace the current Zafira.

The styling of this disguised test car has been hidden well, it’s obvious that the new Zafira takes its styling cues from the Astra and Insignia incorporating features such as the creased swoop behind the front wheels and the wing-shaped head lamps.
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2011 Opel Astra Sports Tourer

2011 Opel Astra Sports Tourer

The all-new Opel (Vauxhall in the UK) Astra Sports Tourer has been revealed at the Paris Motor Show on October. This euro GM’s station wagon model go on sale across Europe in November.

The exterior of the Astra Sports Tourer look like the Insignia ST. The Opel Astra Sports Tourer shares its footprint with its 5-door sibling, with a similar 2,685 mm-long wheelbase and front and rear tracks of 1544 and 1558 mm respectively.
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2012 Opel Ampera (Chevrolet Volt)

2012 Opel Ampera (Chevrolet Volt)

GM has unveiled the first photos of its pre-production 2012 Opel Ampera. Its a European version of the American Chevrolet Volt, which will be assembled at the plant in Warren, Michigan.

As General Motors said, the pre-production cars will not be sold at dealerships, but will be used for testing and validating the production intent design as well as developing the final vehicle software and control.
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Video: Opel Insignia 4×4 vs. Opel Ascona 400 Rally Car

The interesting promo video from Opel’s advertising division. In this promo video, the 2.4-liter Opel Ascona 400 Rally Car is pitched against the Opel Insignia 4×4 in a race on ice. Behind the steering wheel of the Ascona 400 is rally legend Christian Geistdorfer while the all-new Opel Insignia is driven by racing talent Sina Winkelhock, daughter of Jockel Winkelhock.


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2010 Opel Meriva mini-MPV

2010 Opel Meriva mini-MPV

While GM’s U.S. division was introducing the new Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, on the other side of the ocean, the UK arm Vauxhall, also known as Opel in Europe, has unveiling the all-new Vauxhall/Opel Meriva. The new mini-MPV for euromarket is the first Opel platform to feature GM’s FlexDoor technology.

FlexDoors are rear-hinged back doors that swing open towards the back of the car at an angle of nearly 90 degree.
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