Opel

Opel will push ahead with EVs, flagship SUV under PSA ownership

March 15, 2017 18:18 CET

Opel will press on with plans to add more EVs and a flagship SUV under new owners PSA, the German automaker's CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann, told a motoring magazine.... Read More »

Buick expected to replace Regal sedan with 5-door hatch, wagon

11:00 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2017

General Motors plans to replace the Buick Regal sedan in the United States with a sedan-styled five-door hatchback and Buick's first wagon in two decades, according to two auto forecast firms.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW open to talks with FCA

3:00 pm U.S. ET | March 14, 2017

VW open to talks with FCA; Nakamura gave Nissan creativity, style and a funky Juke; Nissan marketing moves; Buick Regal replacements?; Puppy watch, Day 1.... Read More »

GM isn't done pruning

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

After pulling the trigger on a sale of its European operations, General Motors signaled that it's willing to cut off more vestigial corners of its business in a drive to improve its profit margins and stock price. CEO Mary Barra says the Opel deal is not the end of the automaker's effort to pare its portfolio.... Read More »

Could Opel deal set off a chain reaction?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Historically, deals like General Motors' sale of Opel/Vauxhall to PSA Group have set off a chain reaction in the industry. Is a new round of consolidation in the works?... Read More »

GM, Opel and the price of freedom

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

If General Motors' sale of its Opel and Vauxhall brands were an NBA trade, the commissioner likely would veto it for being too lopsided.... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

A new powerhouse emerges

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

To say that Carlos Tavares has surprised everyone would be an understatement. Tavares is a bold leader. It will be very interesting to watch PSA. I don't think he is finished.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

More scale doesn't always mean better

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

GM's disposal of Opel ("Auf Wiedersehen, General Motors," Feb. 20) will perhaps serve to further erode one of our most cherished, but wrongheaded, dogmas: Since a) scale certainly matters when it comes to cutting cost, then b) more scale is always a good thing.... Read More »

MULALLY's SECOND MIRACLE

Ford looks for upside in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2017

Ford gets buffeted by the same headwinds as General Motors, whether home or abroad, yet it earned $1.2 billion in Europe last year. A timely restructuring helped, but there's more to it than that.... Read More »

GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Station wagons back on stage to cure SUV fatigue

10:19 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2017

At the Geneva auto show, the world's blue-blooded European carmakers showed off their newest creations in a parade of carbon-fiber reptiles that command six-figure sums. But across the show floor, an even stranger beast appeared -- one many thought to be extinct: the station wagon.... Read More »

Marchionne sees VW bid for Fiat Chrysler as Opel sale seen spurring car deals

March 7, 2017 16:52 CET

Volkswagen could make a bid for Fiat Chrysler following PSA's move to form Europe's second-largest carmaker with the purchase of Opel, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: How BMW, VW see GM-PSA deal

3:00 pm U.S. ET | March 7, 2017

BMW, VW weigh in on GM, PSA; Neumann keeps Opel post; Cadillac's European ambitions; In Geneva: Fastest Honda ever sold in U.S.; Lambo's powerful Huracan; A zippy car from Tata.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Sergio still open to GM tie-up

8:45 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2017

Sergio still open to GM tie-up; Geneva highlights: VW's robo-taxi vision, Volvo's all-new XC60, Aston launches a sub-brand; Study ranks Porsche best in responding to online queries.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: For engineering, the good and the bad of GM's move to unload Opel

2:55 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2017

GM's sale of Opel/Vauxhall to PSA will have wide-ranging effects on the U.S. automaker as an engineering organization.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Opel buy boosts PSA in German, UK markets

2:30 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2017

PSA's purchase of Opel/Vauxhall gives it a sizeable share of Europe's two biggest car markets, Germany and the UK. This is an immediate prize the French automaker didn't have before the deal, as customers in the two countries don't buy cars from its Peugeot and Citroen brands in any great volume.... Read More »

PSA OPEL TIE-UP

VW CEO sees no immediate trouble from PSA-Opel deal

March 7, 2017 07:51 CET

PSA's purchase of GM's Opel/Vauxhall division will cause no immediate problems for VW Group's core autos division, which is undergoing major restructuring, VW CEO Matthias Mueller said.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: For engineering, the good and the bad of GM's move to unload Opel

3:00 pm U.S. ET | March 6, 2017

The sale of GM's Opel and Vauxhall brands to PSA Group will have wide-ranging effects on General Motors as an engineering organization. And some will be positive.... Read More »

PSA OPEL TIE-UP

New Opel Corsa delayed as PSA pushes technical convergence

March 6, 2017 13:04 CET

The new Opel/Vauxhall Corsa will be delayed as new owner PSA moves to shift the brand's next-generation cars onto the French automaker's platforms.... Read More »

PSA agrees to buy Opel in $2.3 billion deal, sets recovery goals

March 6, 2017 07:44 CET

PSA agreed to buy GM's Opel unit for 2.2 billion euros ($2.3 billion). The French automaker vowed to return Opel and its UK-based sister brand, Vauxhall, to profit with an operating margin of 2 percent within three years and 6 percent by 2026.... Read More »

Why GM is selling Opel to PSA

5:43 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2017

After years of losses that totaled nearly $20 billion, GM will unload Opel and Vauxhall because Europe's geo-political and regulatory climate demands more investment when GM executives see a bigger need to focus on North America, China and emerging technologies. “The mass-market opportunity in Europe is no longer compelling,” GM President Dan Ammann told analysts.... Read More »

PSA OPEL TIE-UP

UK focused on Astra production after PSA buyout

March 6, 2017 17:48 CET

The UK government and the country's biggest trade union are focused on securing long-term production of the Astra after PSA confirmed it would buy the Vauxhall brand from General Motors. GM had committed to build the model until about 2021 in northern England and PSA has said it will honor existing agreements.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Tavares wins favorable terms with Opel takeover

5:11 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2017

PSA's agreement to buy GM's Opel/Vauxhall unit in a transaction valued at 2.2 billion euros ($2.3 billion) at first glance seems to have cost the French automaker a bit more than pre-deal expectations of just below 2 billion euros, but this is just an optical illusion.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Birth of a 'European champion'?

8:30 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2017

PSA to buy GM's Opel-Vauxhall for $2.3B, Barra calls deal 'win' for all; U.S. expected to reconsider emissions rules; Ford tests 3-D printed race-car parts; How Uber picked up PR crisis.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Tavares wins favorable terms with Opel takeover

5:11 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2017

PSA's agreement to buy GM's Opel/Vauxhall unit in a transaction valued at 2.2 billion euros ($2.3 billion) at first glance seems to have cost the French automaker a bit more than pre-deal expectations of just below 2 billion euros, but this is just an optical illusion.... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

The incredible shrinking GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2017

Not long ago General Motors was a juggernaut in the global automobile industry. Sadly, it appears that time has passed.... Read More »

 
Piech isolated at family gathering

Christiaan Hetzner
7:16 am U.S. ET | May 30 2017

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Ferdinand Piech made what may be the last appearance at his family's holding company that controls a ...
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After Fields, is anyone safe?

Jason Stein
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29 2017

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Former Ford CEO Mark Fields restored European profits, renegotiated labor agreements and started a movement to the world of mobility. ...
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Lotus can thrive under Geely

Nick Gibbs
5:47 am U.S. ET | May 24 2017

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Geely's decision to take a majority stake in Lotus is great news for the unprofitable UK sports-car maker because the Chinese company has had great success in reviving... ...
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How Renault plans to keep the Captur ahead of rivals

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19 2017

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Renault hopes to keep the Captur as Europe's top-selling subcompact SUV by giving it an upgraded int ...
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After attracting top suppliers, Macedonia eyes bigger prize

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 10 2017

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Macedonia has spent the last decade establishing itself as open for business to global automotive suppliers such as Delphi, Adient and Lear, but is it ready to become home to. ...
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Why VW brand's plunging revenue is good news

Christiaan Hetzner
7:14 am U.S. ET | May 3 2017

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One aspect of VW Group's first-quarter report is the plunge in revenue at its core brand. ...
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VW has no compelling reason to sell Ducati


4:33 am U.S. ET | May 2 2017

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Volkswagen's 747-million-euro acquisition of Ducati might not have been based on any industrial logi ...
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China's bigger families are good news for minivan sales

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28 2017

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China's scrapping of its one-child per family policy has created an unexpected increase in minivan s ...
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Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

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Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
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Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
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German sales fall 8% as diesel share declines
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
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Renault names new boss for India, Africa and Middle East
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
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