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The Opel Flextreme GT/E Concept Is Totally Extreme

February 21st, 2010

Opel FlextremeExtended range electric automobiles are becoming the new rage and Opel is jumping right on the bandwagon. Their take on this category, the Flextreme GT/E concept, will enjoy its debut at the annual motor show in Geneva, set to take place quite soon.

The Flextreme itself is a showcase of the new, future design aesthetic and direction that Opel hopes to take. Fun fact: it is projected that the Flextreme GT/E concept will achieve a whopping 0.22 Cd.

Thus far, GM has only gotten glimpses of some sketches and has only been tempted with a few teaser shots of this concept. Consequently, that is all we have to offer as well, but geez, what a tease!

Details on new Opel Astra Sports Hatch unveiled

August 3rd, 2009

The attention of the auto world can now veer away from the basic 5-door hatchback Opel Astra which has been all over the internet since its debut. Car lovers and industry insiders are hinting of an eye-catching Cabrio and a functional Wagon. There are also reports that Opel is coming up with a three-door hatch which will be as sporty as it can get.

According to Malcolm Ward, the chief designer of Astra, the new sports hatch will be more aggressively stylish against its five-door sibling. The Astra sports hatch will be due to roll out on 2011 and is expected to have a rakish looks with a lower profile than its current version.

There will also be an OPC variant which is a high performance spawn from the platform. Details have never been revealed yet by the Opel Performance Center which is a division specifically tasked to tune and tweak the Opel brands to upgrade their looks and performance.

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