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2009 Opel Astra | new car review

A bit player in the Middle East, the Opel Astra seems to chug along well behind the rest of the small German hatchbacks/compacts. The Astra is available as a five-door hatchback model with a choice of two four-cylinder powerplants – a 1.6-litre making 115 horsepower and a 1.8-litre with 140hp and 175Nm of torque. The […]…

2007 Opel Corsa | new car review

Opel is one of those brands that is slightly obscure here in the Middle East. This European subsidiary of General Motors is still testing the waters here in the region. The entry level car in their line-up is the Corsa that is available in two-door or four-door hatchback variants and is quite a handy-dandy as […]…

2008 Opel Antara | new car review

The newest member in the mid-size crossover SUV segment here in the Middle East, the Antara is produced in South Korea by GM Daewoo, but sold under the Opel brand. The Antara is based on the GM Theta platform which shares its underpinnings and powertrains with the Terrain – GMC’s first small crossover. The Antara […]…

2007 Opel Vectra | new car review

The Vectra is Opel’s contender in the mid-size car market and again like the Astra, hasn’t been pushed aggressively to highlight its capabilities. It is available as a four-door sedan and station-wagon along with a five-door hatchback, known as the Vectra GTS. The most distinctive feature of the Vectra is the unique front end with […]…

2009 Opel signum | new car review

Introduced to the Middle East market in 2004, the Opel Signum is a large family car based on the Opel Vectra and uses the long-wheelbase version of the GM Epsilon platform. The car is based on an unusual concept of a very large hatchback with a nearly vertical tailgate. Its dimensions place it between traditional […]…

2009 Opel Vectra | new car review

Introduced in the summer of 2004, the current Vectra is built in Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom, and is based on the GM Epsilon platform. It is available as a four-door sedan and stationwagon, while the five-door hatchback, known as the Vectra GTS, is meant to recall cult models from Opel in the past […]…

2009 Opel Astra | new car review

Astra’s striking features and dynamic appearance sets itself apart from its competitors in the compact class. The bodyline is well balanced with the right execution of concave and convex surfaces. Opel took the Astra to the dissecting table at the end of 2004 and came back with a more aggressive and angular shape. The new […]…