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Opel Surf concept van takes your crew and gear to the beach

One of the issues with vans designed for hauling gear is that they often have so much room dedicated to said equipment that they leave precious little room for the most important cargo of all – people. What good is gear if no one's there to use it? The Opel Vivaro Surf Concept takes a different approach, hauling 141 cu ft of cargo in back while still providing seating for five or six people.

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Opel unveils lighter, more efficient Astra

Introduced in 1991, the Opel Astra has been around for 10 generations, but its competition has never been stronger. From the solid Volkswagen Golf to Ford’s recently restyled Focus, the market for hatchback buyers is stacked with quality offerings. It’s not surprising, then, that Opel has thrown everything at the latest version of its hatchback, which is lighter and more efficient than the car it replaces.

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Opel eyes hot hatch brigade with Corsa OPC

Anyone who is in the market for a hot-hatch is spoiled for choice at the moment. The Ford Fiesta ST provides for people who chase old-school driving thrills with its manual gearbox and lively handling, while Renault’s latest Clio RS and its dual-clutch gearbox appeals to a new generation of drivers. Opel has decided to join the battleground with its Corsa OPC, a turbocharged hot-hatch set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Read More
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Opel finally ushers Corsa into its 5th generation

Opel's Corsa is getting bit long in the tooth. The current model was launched in 2006, and simply doesn't stack up against the younger Ford Fiesta, Renault Clio and Volkswagen Polo. It's after a long wait, then, that Opel has released its 5th generation Corsa. The updated car combines new engines with a totally redesigned chassis, and promises to be more a more engaging and efficient drive than before. Read More
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Vauxhall Monza Concept to feature LED projection infotainment system

When we last looked at the Vauxhall Monza Concept, Vauxhall/Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann hinted at an innovative infotainment technology and new body design. Now the lid has been lifted a bit, and we can see more of the new take on the 70s classic. When the concept is presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, it will not only have a modular powertrain, but the first LED projection infotainment system fitted in a passenger car. Read More
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