GM's Opel gets over 30,000 bookings for new Astra

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FRANKFURT, Feb 29 (Reuters) - General Motors unit Adam Opel said on Sunday that it had received more than 30,000 firm orders for the new version of its Astra hatchback, a direct competitor to Volkswagen's main hope, the Golf V. Opel is counting on a successful launch for the car in March to help it recover from a 384 million euro ($479 million) operating loss last year as weak sales, currency effects, discounts and an overhaul of its sales network took their toll. An Opel spokesman said ...

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