Astra versus Golf

While Volkswagen plans to build up to 600,000 units of the new Golf a year, Opel is a little more cautious with the new Astra, which will launch in April 2004.

"I expect sales of between 400,000 and 500,000 units during its first full year of production," Michael J. Burns, president of GM Europe, told Automobilwoche.

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