Opel Meriva (2003)

Opel Meriva (2003)
Opel Signum 3.0 DTI (2003)

Opel Signum 3.0 DTI (2003)
Opel Signum 3.2 V6 (2003)

Opel Signum 3.2 V6 (2003)
Opel Signum V6 CDTI (2003)

Opel Signum V6 CDTI (2003)
Opel Speedster Turbo (2003)

Opel Speedster Turbo (2003)
Opel Astra (2004)

Opel Astra (2004)
Opel Astra High Performance Concept (2004)

Opel Astra High Performance Concept (2004)
Opel Astra Station Wagon (2004)


Opel Astra Station Wagon

The third-generation Opel Astra features progressive design and superb driving dynamics. It has won numerous comparison tests in specialist automotive publications, and over 2.1 million units had been sold by the end of 2008. The bestseller is currently available with 11 engine variants ranging from 90 to 200 hp. It can also be ordered with technology features that are usually only found in luxury class and exclusive sports cars, such as the adaptive IDSPlus chassis system with electronic Continuous Damping Control (CDC) and the AFL headlamp system with dynamic curve light (Adaptive Forward Lighting). The Astra offers passengers plenty of space, especially in the Opel Astra Station Wagon, which has a longer wheelbase. The third member of the Astra model family next to the five-door and Opel Astra Station Wagon is the three-door GTC (Gran Turismo Compact), which is also available as the high-performance OPC variant with 177 kW/240 hp. The Astra family is completed by the four-seat Astra TwinTop - a cabrio-coupé with steel retractable roof - and a notchback variant.

Design and packaging

The Opel Astra five-door model's dynamic look distinguishes it from its competitors. Well-balanced proportions are the basis for its harmonious body line. Measuring 4.25 meters long, 1.8 meters wide and 1.46 meters high with a 2.61-meter wheelbase, the five-door model has attractive packaging dimensions. This produces a comfortable "feel-good" interior. The Astra also has plenty of room for luggage: it offers a best-in-class luggage compartment volume of up to 380 liters (VDA standard), which expands to a maximum of 1295 liters with the rear seat backs folded down.

Opel TRIXX Concept (2004)

Opel TRIXX Concept (2004)
Opel Antara GTC Concept (2005)


Opel Antara GTC Concept

+ Sporty concept of an off-road coupe
+ New SUV interpretation of dynamic Opel design

Rüsselsheim/Frankfurt. With its four-wheel drive Antara GTC concept vehicle (Gran Turismo Crossover), Opel demonstrates just how dynamic and athletic an SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) can actually be. The study has its premiere at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt (IAA) from September 15-25, 2005. With the characteristic three-door design (length/width/height: 4530/1970/1640 mm), Opel shows a particularly sporty interpretation of an SUV and its dynamic design language in this special vehicle format. With the striking LED headlamps that run well into the fenders, and the brand's typical crease in the engine hood, the front of the four-seater accentuates Opel's new design line. Viewed from the side, attention is captured by the frameless windows that drop right down and contribute to the coupe-like silhouette.

"The Antara GTC concept vehicle conveys 'adventure' - even when standing still. It leverages Opel's current design language and reinterprets it for the SUV genre," explains Bryan Nesbitt, Executive Director, GM Design Europe. "Contrary to traditional off-road concepts, the Antara GTC communicates that its true home is more on the road than on rough terrain."

For Alain Visser, Executive Director for European Marketing at Adam Opel AG, the Antara GTC is a convincing ambassador of the brand: "Anyone who has been lucky enough to see the Antara GTC has felt instinctively: 'Here comes a strong Opel.' As a surprisingly sporty SUV concept, the study also symbolizes Opel's innovative strength."