Opel

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 »

PSA OPEL TIE-UP

Timeline – Opel history, from sewing machines to sale to PSA

March 6, 2017 09:25 CET

A chronology of Opel's history and its sale to PSA Group.... Read More »

Will purchase of Opel mean deja vu for PSA?

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

PSA Group has purchased the loss-making European arm from a U.S automaker before. It didn't go well.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for March

March 6, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at whether the EU's next wave of emissions targets will doom vehicles powered by traditional combustion engines in the world's largest economic bloc.... Read More »

PSA OPEL TIE-UP

PSA's purchase of Opel will bring challenges and benefits

March 5, 2017 14:13 CET

PSA's rationale for acquiring GM's chronic money loser, Opel, has many industry watchers puzzled but it has potential benefits for both sides, analysts and experts say.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Opel comes to its senses on Crossland X

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2017

Opel has come to its senses. The brand planned to focus on the wrong product at the Geneva auto show -- its second-generation Insignia -- while leaving its all-new Crossland X small crossover behind. Thankfully, the company changed its mind.... Read More »

PSA OPEL TIE-UP

Opel's relationship with GM grew turbulent through the years

March 5, 2017 16:22 CET

PSA's acquisition of Opel will end GM's nearly 90 years of ownership that grew more turbulent and acrimonious as time wore on.... Read More »

GM, PSA plan Monday news conference; details begin to leak

March 4, 2017 10:36 CET

GM and PSA will hold a press conference on Monday, with the subject expected to be PSA's acquisition of GM's European operations. Both companies are finalizing details of the deal for PSA to buy GM's Opel unit over the weekend, reports said.... Read More »

PSA reaches deal to buy Opel from GM, wins board approval, report says

11:54 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2017

PSA Group reached an agreement with General Motors to buy the U.S. carmaker's loss-making Opel division and won the support of its own board for the deal on Friday, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM-PSA deal approved, report says

3:30 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2017

GM-PSA deal approved, report says; Mercedes fire risk; Mobility matters: Infiniti loads Q50 with autonomy tech, GM's Maven offers monthly reservations, Where drones meet flying cars.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Building sales by boosting bargains

3:45 pm U.S. ET | March 2, 2017

Building U.S. sales by boosting bargains; Mercedes still in luxury lead; Opel outside, PSA inside; Ford recalls new Continental, Edge, MKX; A tiny world premiere.... Read More »

PSA close to deal to acquire GM's Opel unit, reports say

1:11 pm U.S. ET | March 2, 2017

PSA Group is closing in on a deal to acquire General Motors' Opel unit to create Europe's second-largest automaker, with an agreement possibly coming early next week, according to two major wire reports.... Read More »

How Opel and PSA are already successfully cooperating

March 1, 2017 10:29 CET

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.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Opel changes its mind, will debut Crossland X

March 1, 2017 14:03 CET

Opel has decided to show its new Crossland X subcompact crossover, the brand's first collaboration with PSA, at the Geneva auto show next week. Previously Opel had planned to focus all the attention at its Geneva stand on the debuts of its new Insignia midsize family.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: FCA discloses diesel probes

8:30 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2017

FCA discloses state, federal diesel probes; Trump touts Detroit 3 job creation; Barra addresses PSA 'opportunities,' GOP border-tax proposal; Toyota rolls without Android, Apple.... Read More »

Barra 'exploring opportunities' for Opel with Peugeot

3:37 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2017

GM CEO Mary Barra said the automaker is exploring opportunities with French automaker PSA Group, but declined to discuss a potential sale of its money-losing European Opel unit.... Read More »

Forward thinker

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares said buying Opel would quickly create significant savings for both companies and lift their combined annual sales to as many as 5 million.... Read More »

GM-PSA TALKS

PSA has 'track record' to turn around Opel/Vauxhall, Tavares says

Feb. 24, 2017 06:01 CET

PSA CEO Carlos Tavares offered a robust justification for a potential deal to buy GM's Opel/Vauxhall business, saying his company has the track record and expertise to turn around GM's European operations, which has continued to lose hundreds of millions of dollars a year for its U.S. parent.... Read More »

GM-PSA TALKS

How Spain could deliver swift savings in PSA-Opel deal

Feb. 24, 2017 09:39 CET

Spain is the only European country where PSA's production overlaps with that of Opel, and the market could deliver the quick cost savings sought by the French automaker if it buys GM's European unit. Workers at PSA's Villaverde plant in Madrid are worried that its output could be absorbed by the French firm's larger factory in Vigo or Opel's site in Zaragoza.... Read More »

GM-PSA TALKS

PSA could sell Opel cars outside of Europe

Feb. 23, 2017 13:53 CET

PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares laid out his vision for Opel that includes expanding the German brand outside its European home market.... Read More »

GM-PSA TALKS

Tavares talks about Opel/Vauxhall jobs with Germany's Merkel and UK's May

Feb. 23, 2017 14:42 CET

UK Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have both spoken with PSA CEO Carlos Tavares in the last few days as the executive looks likely to preside over a deal with Opel/Vauxhall that may put UK and German car jobs at risk.... Read More »

 
Shanghai show to measure progress of China's would-be Teslas

Yang Jian
4:19 am U.S. ET | March 24 2017

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At least six startups funded by Chinese backers have hatched plans to develop high-performance EVs a ...
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Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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Velar may signal new strategy at Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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The Range Rover Velar runs dangerously close to the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's luxury lineup. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
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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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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
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Toyota names new Europe sales boss
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Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
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