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Opel Astra

Astra

Opel logo1 Sep 2012

Previously sold by GM Holden, the familiar Astra nameplate returned to Australia in September 2012 under its original Opel banner.

The popular small car came in a number of body styles and variants upon release including the three-door GTC hatch, five-door hatch and a wagon.

A series of powertrains were available including a 1.4- and 1.6-litre turbo petrol and a 2.0-litre turbo diesel with either a six-speed manual or six-speed auto.

Fuel economy ranged from 4.7 litres per 100kilometres for the diesel to 7.0L/100kms for the 1.6-litre petrol.

The OPC hot hatch with 206kW of power and a 6.0 seconds 0-100km/h sprint time landed in February 2013 to shake up the hot hatch segment.

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