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Opel SUV Antara to Enter Chinese Market Next March

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Opel Antara being unveiled in Paris

SHANGHAI - November 5, 2007:

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German automaker Opel will introduce their SUV Antara to the Chinese market next March, Chendu-based West China Metropolis Daily News reported today.

Antara will be priced at in a range of 300,000 yuan to 400,000 yuan in Chinese market and will compete with Mitubishi Outlander, Toyota RAV4, Kia Sportage, Chervolet Captiva and Honda CRV, the report said.

The model, which made its introduction in Paris last year, is a four wheel drive SUV built on the same platform with Chervolet Captiva.

The vehicle is powered by 2.4 Liter engine with a maximum output of 140 horsepowers or a 3.2 Liter V6 engine with the maximum output of 227 horse-powers.

Captiva, Chervolet's best selling compact SUV had arrived in China earlier this month, and the imported U.S. made SUV is priced in a range between 240,000 yuan ($31,975) and 280,000 yuan ($37,303) in the Chinese market.

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