Vauxhall-Opel Antara – Road & Track

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14, 2011 / 1:45PM / By Ian Adcock

The UK is a market to GM, it is the Generals fourth market globally and its largest market which means it was ironical that, at the height of GMs meltdown, there were suggestions that the Vauxhall be replaced by Opel in the UK.

That happen but when I went to the new Antara soft-roader on its European it was in Scotland #150; driving drive Opels.

Soft roaders are one of the UK’s growing sectors accounting for one in 10 sold. No doubt spurred on by the winters we’ve had for the past two and the reason why my X-Type wagon make way for a 4#215;4 this

Anyhow, back to the plot. The Antara didn’t exactly itself in glory, the Korean car wasn’t finished to a particularly degree, the engines were the ride lumpy, overall it wasn’t very sophisticated.

All that’s changed with the new which has been totally benefitting from new engines and as well as revised suspension and all of electronic gewgaws including start, descent control and all-wheel drive.

The 2.2-liter powertrains have been in Italy by the GM half of the engine with former partner, There’s a choice of two: 161 bhp and 258 of torque and 181 bhp with 295 lbs.-ft. of There’s a 2.4 gasoline engine as but that wasn’t available for us to although both the new six-speed and manuals were.

Its road manners were to write home about in a positive or negative way, it a little in corners thanks to its than average center of the cabin was a pleasant if uninspiring to be in and the ride, on roads blistered and by the severe winter Scotland has varied from acceptable to and juddery.

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Off-road, as can be seen from the it coped with the mild dirt road that has crafted for it. None of the obstacles its ability and, let’s it this, like its rivals, expected to go where the hand of man has never set foot. It will get the box across a grassy field or the jet ski to the pier, but that’s all.

And that, it does the job.

Unlike the Insignia, the Antara `States bound but as GM gradually its manufacturing strategy there be some more European products heading your

I was told that 70% of Buick buyers, surprisingly, come either BMW 3-series or Lexus and that has encouraged GM to offer the VXR with all-wheel drive and its 321 bhp, 2.8-liter V-6.

as intriguing is the prospect of a GM rival to the VW spun off the Astra platform. If we this line of thought a bit further and draw parallels VAG.

Audi will launch its Q3 on the Tiguan later this to#160;take on BMW’s X3 so what’s the of their being a Buick Or even a Caddy badged

Meanwhile back in Scotland, the had shrouded the snow covered around Loch Lomond what was that ripple in the dark waters I just from the corner of my eye. it have been.

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