Opel

Opel bears fruit for PSA in Aisin gearbox talks

May 17, 2017 16:09 CET

PSA is in talks to build Toyota-owned supplier Aisin's automatic gearboxes at one of its own plants, sources told Reuters, in what would be an early reward for the French automaker's purchase of Opel from GM.... Read More »

PSA's Tavares reassures shareholders over Opel buy

May 12, 2017 09:50 CET

PSA CEO Carlos Tavares reassured shareholders over the acquisition of Opel from GM, saying that the purchase will boost PSA's European sales by 50 percent and vault the automaker "far ahead" of its French rival Renault.... Read More »

PSA's Tavares sees Opel racking up more losses in 2017

May 10, 2017 11:55 CET

PSA CEO Carlos Tavares expects Opel to lose more money this year as the French carmaker acquires the business from General Motors. However, the brand is recovering, Tavares said, highlighting growth in vehicle sales.... Read More »

Opel will build new Corsa with PSA technology

May 1, 2017 14:00 CET

Opel will use PSA's technology in the next generation of its Corsa. Opel had previously said the Corsa, slated to be launched in 2019, would be built with GM technology.... Read More »

PSA's tough double: Fixing China slump while also absorbing Opel

April 27, 2017 10:56 CET

PSA CEO Carlos Tavares already has a big job ahead of him as he focuses on integrating the operations of Opel/Vauxhall into the French automaker. Now he has another worry: fixing PSA's retail network in China.... Read More »

Opel Grandland X set to take on VW Tiguan

April 19, 2017 13:45 CET

Opel/Vauxhall unveiled the Grandland X, the automaker's latest model underpinned by a platform from its new parent, PSA Group.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2017

The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition Opel/Vauxhall all compete in Europe's saturated volume car market.... Read More »

Opel confirms new SUVs will be built in Germany; will continue to build Buicks for U.S.

April 6, 2017 14:50 CET

Two Opel plants in Germany have been promised new SUVs, securing their midterm future following PSA's acquisition of the automaker from GM. Opel also committed to produce Buick-branded vehicles for GM in its German factories.... Read More »

BlaBlaCar unveils Opel leasing deal in boost for ride-sharing

April 6, 2017 09:36 CET

BlablaCar, Europe's biggest ride-sharing startup, will offer its drivers cheaper leases for Opel cars in the latest threat to the traditional transport model. Like Uber and Lyft, BlaBlaCar offers new mobility services that are disrupting automakers and transport companies.... Read More »

Germany will support PSA-Opel tie-up after gaining work assurances, ministers says

April 5, 2017 15:02 CET

Germany's economy minister, Brigitte Zypries, said she had held constructive talks with PSA CEO Carlos Tavares about the French automaker's plan to buy Opel from GM and felt reassured that existing labor deals would remain.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Buick's Regal plan: No sedan

8:45 am U.S. ET | April 5, 2017

Buick's Regal plan: No sedan; White House seeks to slash EPA testing funds; Lexus pulls ads from 'O'Reilly Factor'; BMW union plans strikes; Pinterest emerges as car-marketing tool.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for April

April 3, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at the next steps PSA will need to take to make its purchase of Opel and Vauxhall a success.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

PSA's purchase of Opel has the power to shake up Europe's auto industry

April 2, 2017 06:01 CET

Now that the dust has settled on the industry's deal of the year, the hard work will start for those trying to make PSA's purchase of Opel a success. They will need to examine reducing workforces and plants, and also address the overlap between the Peugeot, Citroen and Opel brands.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

How Opel avoided a Saab-like demise and what its future might hold

April 2, 2017 06:01 CET

Under GM's ownership, Opel avoided the fate of former sibling Saab, which vanished after the brand was starved of product. But the tie-up with PSA will now offer it the opportunity to develop a full lineup tailored to market requirements, rather than being forced into the clumsy compromises GM sought.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

To fix Opel, Tavares wants to avoid simple solutions

April 2, 2017 06:01 CET

Closing plants and laying off workers would be the quickest and easiest way to fix Opel's problems, but PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares wants to avoid that.... Read More »

ANE's April issue goes live Monday

March 31, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, April 3. The new edition looks at the next steps PSA will need to take to make its purchase of Opel and Vauxhall a success.... Read More »

Opel managers in line for big bonuses after PSA deal, report says

March 29, 2017 09:44 CET

GM will pay Opel's senior managers million-euro bonuses following the sale of the German brand to PSA, regardless of whether the executives remain with the company, a German report said.... Read More »

Opel sees Insignia turning heads of premium buyers

March 28, 2017 06:01 CET

Opel/Vauxhall believes the improved quality and upgraded technology in the new Insignia will help it lure customers from premium equivalents such as the BMW 3 series.... Read More »

France digs in as Peugeot shareholder with stake shift

March 27, 2017 22:02 CET

France's state holdings agency sold its stake in PSA to the Bpifrance sovereign wealth fund in a move signaling the government's intention to remain a shareholder in the automaker for years to come.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

GM: Carmaker or financial entity?

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

While GM management sits glued to Detroit desks and worries about finances, Ghosn, Tavares, Zetsche, Fields and Marchionne are personally involved in the international automotive marketplace.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: JLR's next move: Buy Vauxhall from PSA

12:00 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

JLR's turnaround, from a money-losing business Ford dumped for $2.3 billion, at a huge loss, to India's Tata Motors, is one of the biggest success stories of the last decade. But now the next -- and far more difficult -- challenge awaits.... Read More »

French watchdog clears Opel of cheating on diesel emissions

March 20, 2017 10:55 CET

France's consumer fraud watchdog cleared Opel of suspected diesel-emissions cheating. The watchdog has previously sent files to prosecutors detailing suspected emissions fraud by Fiat Chrysler, Renault and PSA. Its probe is part of a wider investigation launched after VW's diesel scandal erupted.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Management is the problem at GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

If you can't build decent cars in Germany, where car talent exists in overabundance, then it is management that is inept, a reader writes.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

GM plays Moneyball

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

Today's GM can act more decisively because its finances are not only more stable, but also more transparent. Thanks to an accounting system overhaul that Dan Ammann spearheaded as CFO, GM has much clearer intelligence on the performance of its various markets, subsidiaries and product lines.... Read More »

Peugeot family says Opel deal paves way for global expansion

March 19, 2017 15:45 CET

PSA Group's acquisition of Opel gives the French automaker greater scale to pursue global expansion plans, family shareholder Jean-Philippe Peugeot told a German newspaper.... Read More »

 
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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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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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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Premium brands gain ground as UK sales plunge 20%
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German sales fall 8% as diesel share declines
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Renault, Skoda and Citroen among winners as Italy sales fall 5%
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Renault, PSA suffer as French sales decline 6%
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
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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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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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Renault names new boss for India, Africa and Middle East
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Ford appoints Armstrong head of Europe operations
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Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
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BMW adds 2 execs to North American leadership
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VW names U.S. compliance officer after diesel scandal
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Continental names new head of China operations
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VW names new communications, logistics chiefs for North America
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
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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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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
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