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10 millionth Opel Astra steps out of German plant

10 millionth Opel Astra steps out of German plant  
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Hatchbacks, News, Opel
on 05/14/2008

Source: GM


ts not everyday that you read in the news of a car manufacturer rolling out 10 million vehicles successfully. Only a handful of manufacturers have produced such massively successful models in the past. And today, there is one more addition to that supreme list.


Opel rolled out its 10 millionth Astra model off its Bochum assembly line in Germany today. The 10 millionth example was dressed for the occasion sporting special features to celebrate this achievement.

"The Astra is synonymous with Opel. Its success is also a recognition of our expertise in the compact segment in which Opel has been playing a pioneering role since 1936 and the launch of the first Kadett" says Opel Managing Director Hans H. Demant. "The Astra symbolizes our brand; offering bold design, versatility and advanced technology that meets customer needs. And it is fun to drive." added the excited gentleman.

The first Opel Astra was a magma-red station wagon which left the plant in August 12th, 1991. With the 10 million Opel Astras produced, this model is the best seller in almost 80 countries.

The Astra is presently built in Germany, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Brazil, South Africa, Poland, Ukraine and Russia, and assembled in CKD kits in other countries.



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