2008 Opel : Agila, Antara, Astra, Corsa, Meriva, Signum, Tigra twin top, Vectra, Zafira new model line.
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Agila.  The 2nd-generation Agila was officially announced on May 15, 2007 and will be presented at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show. The car is 200 mm longer than its previous model, that is bigger than traditional city cars. All its engines will be straight fours. Petrol units will be a 1.0L 65 hp and a 1.2L 86 hp, and the diesel unit a 1.3L 75 hp with common rail technology.

Antara. The Opel Antara is a middle-size crossover SUV,  based on the GM Theta platform. It is closely related to the Chevrolet Captiva (made in Korea by GM Daewoo and sold as the Daewoo Winstorm) Opel Antara shares the engine lineup with Daewoo Winstorm, but has a different exterior and interior, as well as different exterior dimensions. The Antara will be launched this summer 2007.

Astra. The Astra H/C was first launched as a 5-door hatchback, which by the end of 2004 was joined by a 5-door Caravan estate and a sporty 3-door hatchback. Designated the Astra GTC for European markets, Sport Hatch in the UK and the Coupé in Australia, The GTC has the option of a panoramic windscreen, a unique feature for a production car at the time of its launch, it extends into the roof area.

Astra GTC.  During 2005 Opel introduced the OPC variant of the Astra GTC (Astra VXR in the UK) which is powered by an updated version of the 2.0L turbo ecotec engine producing 240PS (177kW) and 320Nm of torque. Standard features of the OPC version include sports bodykit and interior, a 6-speed manual gearbox, xenon headlamps and 18" alloys wheels.

Astra Twin Top is a 2-seater Astra based coupé convertible with a retractable hardtop.

Corsa. The Corsa D was designed using a new version of the Gamma platform, which was co-developed by Fiat and Opel and is also employed by the 2006 Fiat Grande Punto.

Meriva. The Opel Meriva is a mini MPV using the platform of the 3rd-generation Opel Corsa and sold under that name on all of the European markets with the exception of the UK, where it is called the Vauxhall Meriva. It is also sold in Mexico and Argentina as Chevrolet. It is assembled in Brazil by General Motors do Brasil and in Zaragoza, Spain, by Opel.

Signum. The Opel Signum is a large family type car manufactured by General Motors in Germany since 2003. It is almost exclusively sold in Europe, in the United Kingdom under the Vauxhall Signum name. Introduced in 2003, the Signum is mostly based on the Opel Vectra and uses the long-wheelbase version of the GM Epsilon platform, also used by Vectra Caravan.

Tigra Twin Top.  After four years absence, Opel resurrected the Tigra nameplate in 2004 for a new sports car based on the Corsa C. The Tigra Twin Top, as it was named, is a 2-seater coupé convertible with a retractable hardtop in the fashion of the Peugeot 206 CC. The new Tigra is produced by French coachworks Heuliez.

Vectra. The new Vectra C received a facelift near the end of 2005, and the V6 engine was replaced by an Australian -built 2.8 V6 Turbo engine, similar to the one used in the Saab 9-3. Holden introduced, for the first time, an OPC (VXR in the UK) version of the Vectra, available only in the hatchback and estate bodies. Power on the Saab V6 Turbo was increased to 255 PS (188 kW), and maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph).

Zafira. The new Zafira B debuted in Europe in 2004, and sales started in 2005. It also shares it's platform and mechanicals with the Astra, this time the H/C model.
In February 2006, Zafira B was also launched in Singapore and by March 2006, the model had only been introduced in Europe, Singapore and Japan, substituting the previous Zafira and the Subaru Traviq, respectively.

 

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