Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Bertone vehicles, Opel Astra, Alfa Romeo 105/115 Series Coup s, Fiat X1/9, Fiat Punto, Alfa Romeo GT, Lancia Stratos HF, Alfa Romeo 2600, Gruppo Bertone, Citro n Xantia, Alfa Romeo Giulietta, BMW 3200 CS, Alfa Romeo Montreal, Alfa Romeo BAT, Marcello Gandini, Alfa Romeo 90, Alfa Romeo Pandion, Lamborghini Jarama, Bertone Mantide, Alfa Romeo Carabo, Buick Velite, Alfa Romeo Navajo, Lamborghini Marzal, Bertone Pirana, Lamborghini Bravo, Bertone Birusa, Bertone Genesis, Lamborghini Athon. Excerpt: The Opel Astra is a small family car engineered and manufactured by the German automaker Opel since 1991. It is branded as Vauxhall Astra in the United Kingdom, the Buick Excelle XT in China and the Chevrolet Astra/Vectra in Latin America. The Saturn Astra was also built for the American and Canadian market, but sales were discontinued in 2009 due to the discontinuation of GM's Saturn marque. The Holden Astra was also discontinued in Australia in 2009 due to exchange rates making the car uncompetitive, and was replaced by the Holden Cruze. It is planned to return it to the Australian market in 2012 as the Opel Astra. The Astra is now built in China, the United Kingdom, Brazil, South Africa, Poland and Ukraine, as well as being assembled from complete knock down (CKD) kits in other countries. The Astra nameplate originates from Vauxhall who had manufactured and marketed earlier generations of the Opel Kadett (the Kadett D (1979-1984) and Kadett E (1984-1991)) as Vauxhall Astra. Subsequent GM Europe policy standardised model nomenclature in the early 1990s whereby model names were the same in all markets regardless of whether the vehicle was being sold as an Opel or a Vauxhall. As of 2009, there have been four generations of the Astra. In a fashion typical for Opel they are designated with subsequent letters of the Latin alphab...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30.
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