Opel won't advance Astra to counter new Golf -labour

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HAMBURG, Germany, March 24 (Reuters) - General Motors' German brand Opel does not plan to speed up introduction of a new compact Astra model to counter a potential early revamp of rival VW's new Golf, a labour leader said on Friday. "The new Astra will come as planned," Opel works council chief Klaus Franz told Reuters, quashing speculation that the model changeover could come sooner than 2009/2010 given Volkswagen's stepped-up Golf timetable. VW company sources have said Europe's ...

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