It’s a pleasure to devote yourself to something. The result can be addiction. And it can happen fast with the Steinmetz Astra Twin Top. Exciting design with additional aerodynamic components, accessories in the interior and the wheel and tyre combinations up to 19“ rims, will have both owners and observers in raptures again. Sporting and elegant, and ready for any weather, it’s always at its best.
General Motors plans to import rebadged Opel Astra compacts to replace the Ion at the bottom of Saturn’s lineup.
The imports, starting at the end of next year, will sticker at about $16,000 - approximately $3,500 above that of the 2006 Saturn Ion 2 sedan, Ion’s base model. Ion production is scheduled to end in December.
Importing Astras would fit GM’s strategy of repositioning Saturn as a Europeanized brand. At the New York auto show last month, GM Vice Chairman Robert Lutz said nearly (...) > Full story
Saab hopes to make a new compact model at its plant in Trollhattan, Sweden, Reuters reported last week.
Saab’s managing director, Jan-Ake Jonsson, told the Swedish news agency TT that the compact car would compete in the same segment as the BMW 3 Series and Audi A3 and be built on a platform similar to that of the next-generation Opel Astra. He did not say when the car would go into (...)
At the 2002 Burssels Motor Show, Opel launched the most powerful version yet of the Bertone designed and built Astra Cabriolet. Installed under the bonnet is the same turbocharged straight four engine that powers the Coupe Turbo. The top of the line package of the Cabriolet includes ESP, 17 inch alloy wheels and an aluminum centre consol.