Opel

PSA, Opel look to offset damage caused by VW scandal

April 2, 2016 11:26 CET

PSA and Opel are expanding their plans to publish real-world fuel economy figures to help win back consumer trust hit by VW's emissions-cheating scandal.... Read More »

Greenpeace, German regulator clash over vehicle test data

March 18, 2016 17:33 CET

Greenpeace and Germany's autos regulator clashed over some data from vehicle tests, highlighting the tensions over car pollution in the wake of Volkswagen's emissions test-cheating scandal.... Read More »

GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief

March 13, 2016 06:01 CET

GM named Brazilian national William Bertagni as head of its European vehicle engineering unit. Bertagni will help drive forward Opel's product offensive.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Volvo sees XC90's loss as a win

9:00 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2016

Volvo sees the XC90's close second-place finish to the Opel/Vauxhall Astra in the 2016 European Car of the Year contest as a victory.... Read More »

Automakers say tighter EU border controls over refugees could hit production

March 2, 2016 08:54 CET

The auto industry's lean manufacturing system is vulnerable to any tightening of Europe's border controls in the wake of the region's refugee crisis, Ford, Opel and Daimler executives said at the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: How Opel caught the eye of Ferrari's former boss

3:59 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 29, 2016

Opel has earned high praise from Ferrari's former chairman. “I am impressed with Opel. They have a clear position and good products. They are German but also European,” Luca Cordero di Montezemolo said.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Opel should partner with MG to build a GT roadster

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 26, 2016

Opel/Vauxhall's GT Concept ticks all the boxes for European sports car enthusiasts and offers the GM unit a perfect halo car. But the automaker says the GT Concept is purely a design study and it will not be built. One possibility could be joint production with MG, which is owned by GM's Chinese partner SAIC.... Read More »

GM eyes Russia production restart

Feb. 26, 2016 10:38 CET

General Motors can envision a day when it restarts vehicle production in Russia, although the company is unlikely to relaunch Opel in the market, GM's top European executive said.... Read More »

Buick's next-gen Regal to get bigger footprint

11:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2016

The next-generation Buick Regal sedan is likely to be longer than its predecessor but won't adopt the fastback styling of its corporate cousin, the Opel Insignia, according to new spy photos.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: BMW to revive 8 series in 2020, report says

11:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2016

It looks like we finally know what the 2013 BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe concept was all about; Autocar reports that BMW will resurrect the 8 series, dormant since 1999, in four years.... Read More »

2016 GENEVA AUTO SHOW PREVIEW

Automakers target hot-selling SUV segment

Feb. 21, 2016 06:01 CET

Three VW Group brands, along with Maserati and Toyota, are among automakers that will debut their latest SUVs and crossovers at this year's Geneva auto show in an effort to win more sales in Europe's fastest-growing segment.... Read More »

2016 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

High-performance vehicles will be on parade at Geneva

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2016

Supercars and SUVs will take center stage at this year's Geneva auto show, with the Bugatti Chiron -- billed as the world's fastest production sports car -- likely to be the showstopper.... Read More »

Opel's Ampera-e electric car will be built in the U.S., report says

Feb. 15, 2016 14:43 CET

Opel's Ampera-e electric car will be built in the U.S. alongside its sibling, the Chevrolet Bolt, a German magazine reported.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: GM's rising faith in Opel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2016

GM CFO Chuck Stevens expects the U.S. automaker's long-struggling European arm will break even in 2016. Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann is more cautious.... Read More »

Opel will launch long-range, affordable electric car

Feb. 11, 2016 10:19 CET

GM CEO Mary Barra said Opel/Vauxhall will launch a long-range, affordable electric car called the Ampera-e in 2017. It will share the Chevrolet Bolt's underpinnings.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: GM's rising faith in Opel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2016

GM CFO Chuck Stevens expects the U.S. automaker's long-struggling European arm will break even in 2016. Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann is more cautious.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Is this what the 2017 Buick Encore will look like?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2016

The 2017 Buick Encore will debut at the New York Auto Show in April, but before that its European-market Opel Mokka X twin will premiere at the Geneva motor show.... Read More »

Diesel Fiat 500X has excess emissions, German lobby group claims

9:16 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2016

German environmental lobby group DUH stepped up its campaign against auto industry pollution today, accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' 500X compact SUV of releasing excessive levels of toxic diesel emissions.... Read More »

Q&A: OPEL'S KARL-THOMAS NEUMANN

At last, Opel sees breakeven on the horizon

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016

This year Opel expects to break even financially after more than a decade of losses, finally rewarding parent General Motors' huge investment in its European division. Karl-Thomas Neumann, who next month begins his fourth year as Opel CEO, says the automaker has beaten all internal targets since he arrived.... Read More »

REBOUND IN EUROPE

Ford, Opel find footing as carmakers will count more on the region

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016

Opel is confident this is the year that it will break even after more than a decade of losses. Ford of Europe, which after three years of losses returned to profit in 2015 with the help of an accounting change, expects to once again become the money-making machine it was from 2004 until 2011.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: How GM's 'shampoo princess' is restoring Opel's image

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2016

Opel marketing chief Tina Mueller, a former cosmetics executive dubbed the "shampoo princess," is playing a pivotal role in restoring the brand's battered image.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: How GM's 'shampoo princess' is restoring Opel's image

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2016

Opel marketing chief Tina Mueller, a former cosmetics executive dubbed the "shampoo princess," is playing a pivotal role in restoring the brand's battered image.... Read More »

Former Opel CEO Demant retires after VW role

Feb. 2, 2016 06:01 CET

Volkswagen Group's international projects chief, Hans Demant, has retired, ending a long career that was mainly spent at General Motors' European operations where he was known as "Mr. Opel."... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Sergio's plan to sell rebadged Dart, 200 replacements could work -- if he chooses wisely

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016

FCA just may be able to replace the Dart and 200 with more salable vehicles. The key to success: The replacements must not be available here from any other manufacturer.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Opel CEO on reaching breakeven in 2016: 'We can see the target now'

Feb. 2, 2016 06:01 CET

Karl-Thomas Neumann says Opel has beaten all internal targets since he arrived four years ago as CEO and this year the automaker expects to break even after more than a decade of losses. Neumann spoke with Automotive News Europe about the challenges that need to be overcome to reach this point.... Read More »

 
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