Of course, there’s power aplenty. Under the bonnet lives a 1 998 cm3, all-alloy, four-cylinder motor. Add the twin-scroll turbocharger with intercooler, and you can expect 206 kW and 400 N.m of torque. Enough to scorch the Opel to 100 km/h in six seconds.
13. Feb, 2013
“GM Africa has added Opel’s top performance Astra OPC, the most powerful production Astra produced to date, to its passenger vehicle range. The Astra OPC compliments the Corsa OPC in the Opel range in South Africa to offer buyers a high performance option in both the small and compact hatch sectors. This latest offering from [...]
03. Feb, 2013
“General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has introduced a number of styling and specification changes across the Opel Astra Hatch range. These revisions impact on exterior styling, interior trim, and revised technical specifications in line with local preferences. Along with these changes comes an aggressive new pricing structure that builds on an already excellent value proposition. [...]
06. Dec, 2012
The new Opel Astra OPC was recently out in Cape Town at Killarney Raceway for some track testing and the annual CAR mag shoot out where it was put through it’s paces with a few other “hot” hatches.
01. Nov, 2012
Have you ever seen those car brochures from the 1950s, illustrated by renderings before the days of enforced photographic reality? The paintings usually made the cars look longer than they really were, and spacious, thanks to the simple device of making the occupants small.
23. Jul, 2012
“The Opel Meriva is in its second generation here in SA, with the all-new model hoping to be a whole lot more successful than the previous Meriva. It’s the definition of an MPV that has been hugely successful in the UK and the father of FlexSpace seating. Basically FlexSpace was the first seating to fold [...]
18. Jul, 2012
The guys from Top Car and CAR mag recently reviewed our Opel Astra GTC. Have a look at what their driving impressions were; “IT LOOKS FAST doesn’t it? But you’d be mistaken if you thought the Opel Astra GTC was a VW Golf GTI rival – it’s not, but neither was the previous-generation GTC. However, [...]
10. May, 2012
“The Opel Astra receives a much-needed performance-orientated shot in the arm in the form of the newly launched GTC coupé. Opel’s Astra is an interesting model in the fact that it had a relatively low profile launch, offers good value and is actually a decent vehicle. It even cracked the nod to become a Car [...]
03. Apr, 2012
“The stunning new compact coupé from Opel, the Astra GTC, stole the honours last week but that’s not to say that the Meriva was left in the shadows. The Meriva has set a new benchmark in this segment, with many innovations that put it ahead of the pack. (See accompanying report below) But more about [...]
20. Mar, 2012
“Think MPV and it’s unlikely the name of a little German mover will be the first to pop to mind. The French, after all, started this little multi-purpose vehicle segment. Germany, Opel in particular, is having a go at this segment with the very fresh (and functional) new Meriva. General Motors had carted a bunch [...]