Astra is a model name that has been used by Vauxhall, the British subsidiary of Adam Opel AG, on their small family car ranges since 1979. For its first two generations, the nameplate was applied to right-hand drive versions of the Opel Kadett for use in the UK. Since 1991, Opel has used the Astra nameplate on its B/C-platform. General Motors' Saturn division in the US also offered the Astra as a captive import from late 2007 until Saturn was discontinued following GM's 2010 bankruptcy.
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