Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Opel/Vauxhall Astra Coupe



These are the official pictures of the Astra Coupe.
And it is quite a stunning looking car.

I am still hoping this might somehow end up over here as a sporty Buick Verano Coupe.
But I am also not holding my breath.

More on this car soon...

16 comments:

Dav said...

Very Handsome...

Now bring it to the US as a Buick - That is all.

Anonymous said...

An Astra seems to small to be successful as a Buick.

tore13 said...

My opinion. Kill buick bring over Opel

Anonymous said...

If only they'd killed Buick and saved Saturn...

:-(

Anonymous said...

Buick Bengal! Bring it on home to the U.S. GM!

I think the exterior is distinctive enough to justify a different model name. Give the interior different material treatments from the Verano sedan (no faux wood, please!) and it could pass as a separate model.

Vince Burlapp said...

That's a great idea!

moore said...

Beautiful car! Hard to see 20 or 30somethings buying a Buick. No matter how attractive it is. The new Regal has proven that to me. I swear everone I see in a new Regal is at least 65+.

Anonymous said...

verry attractive, reminds me of the new versa hatch out soon. Wow, this segment is heating up!

Anonymous said...

I swear everone I see in a new Regal is at least 65+.

You must live were the only people of means are old folks. Where I spend the summers 20 & 30-somethings drive 5 & 7 series, Chrysler 300's, Jags, Masarattis, Challengers, Mustangs & Chargers! (Probably Cads more than Buicks but Buicks aren't exactly rare among the young.) Old farts are few and usually are in a Lexus or Merc. (Except the janitor at church--he drives a '10 Accord with lots of dings & scrapes--Only Accord I've ever seen with whitewalls)

Scion xBoy said...

This car is just drop-dead gorgeous...

..and yet were talking about an ASTRA!


This needs to come here pronto.

Anonymous said...

Good looking car...till GM puts the gawdy U.S. version BUICK grille on it. Watch, faux wood will be included.

GM can screw up a wet dream, they have many many times already.

Anonymous said...

Buicks website shouldn't be a bunch of clouds either, their customers will think they are dead already.

john m said...

Where's the 300hp motor this thing was supposed to come out with?

Dag Kvello said...

The 300PS version (Opel Astra GTC OPC Edition) will come out in 2012

Anonymous said...

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/05/06/buick-to-bring-astra-gtc-to-the-states-possibly-a-convertible/

There's hope, Vince!!!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! This is what the new Mazda3 should have looked like