Opel's new Crossland X SUV has at first glance many of the characteristics and design features found in the brand's other cars, but look a little closer and it's possible to see how GM and PSA have collaborated on the model, using Citroen C3 Aircross mechanics and even a French engine.
PSA Group told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that it would uphold Opel and Vauxhall job guarantees if it buys GM's European arm, though some analysts say thousands of job losses are likely eventually.
PSA has told the UK government it would seek to build on the strengths of General Motors' Vauxhall business if the company buys it. However two sources close to PSA told Reuters that plant cuts were part of the company's discussions to buy GM's Opel and Vauxhall brands, with UK sites in the front line.
British business minister Greg Clark said he had been reassured by GM that the automaker did not intend to "rationalize" its Vauxhall operations. Clark made the comments after meeting with GM to discuss its plan to sell Opel/Vauxhall to PSA Group.