Opel

Opel plans 'electric' successor to Ampera plug-in hybrid

3:53 pm U.S. ET | July 23, 2014
Opel said it plans an "electric" successor to the Ampera. The plug-in hybrid was introduced across Europe in 2011 but will be discontinued.... Read More »

 

Opel plans 'electric' successor to Ampera plug-in hybrid

July 23, 2014 21:53 CET
Opel said it is working on an "electric" successor to the Ampera, a plug-in hybrid based on the Chevrolet Volt which hit European showrooms in 2011 but will be discontinued.... Read More »

 

Opel/Vauxhall to woo budget clients with low-end cars, report says

July 22, 2014 09:09 CET
Opel plans to build a range of entry-level cars to recapture the type of budget customers who in the past bought Chevrolets, a report said.... Read More »

 

Opel will discontinue weak-selling Ampera, sources say

July 21, 2014 06:01 CET
Opel will discontinue the weak-selling Ampera plug-in hybrid, according to people familiar with the company's plans.... Read More »

 

GM won't offer version of next Volt in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
GM's Opel division will discontinue the Ampera, a rebadged Volt, after the redesign of the 2016 Volt, according to two people familiar with the company's plans.... Read More »

 

Opel hopes fresh design will boost Corsa sales

July 9, 2014 13:05 CET
Opel/Vauxhall unveiled the first images of the upcoming Corsa subcompact, hoping the same design cues sported by most other new Opels will rejuvenate sales of the key model.... Read More »

 

Renault narrows sales gap with Opel in bid to be Europe's No. 2 brand

June 27, 2014 06:01 CET
Renault is narrowing its European sales gap with rivals in its bid to rise to No. 2 from No. 4 by 2017. To get there it will need to pass third-ranked Opel/Vauxhall and current No. 2 Ford.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BMW's iDrive earns high marks, but doesn't match Apple

7:37 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2014
BMW's iDrive system ranked highest in Germany and Italy for user experience in a recent test, but the automaker and its peers have a long way to go to match Apple.... Read More »

 

Opel will launch new Corsa with improved infotainment, frugal engines

June 24, 2014 19:22 CET
Opel said a new version of the Corsa subcompact with upgraded infotainment and fuel-efficient engines will arrive in European showrooms at the end of this year.... Read More »

 

Citroen's move down-market key part of PSA's turnaround plan

June 22, 2014 12:11 CET
Citroen's C4 Cactus is more than just another compact car. It's a manifesto on wheels for the brand's move down-market as parent PSA struggles to return to profit.... Read More »

 

Opel reaches severance deal with workers at Bochum, Germany, plant

June 16, 2014 17:18 CET
Opel has reached a severance deal with workers at its factory in Bochum, Germany, a crucial step in the GM unit's restructuring to return to profitability.... Read More »

 

Opel exec: EU regs make car design tougher

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Europe's increasingly stringent emissions standards are putting more pressure on vehicle designers. "In the last five to 10 years designing cars has gotten a hell of a lot tougher," Opel/Vauxhall design chief Mark Adams said at the Automotive News Europe Congress in Brussels.... Read More »

 

BRADFORD WERNLE

Ford of Europe's quiet designer made a big impact

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2014
Martin Smith, Ford's longtime design director for Europe, is not a man of many words. Smith has always preferred to let his vehicle designs do the talking from his long career at Audi through stints at Porsche and Opel and the last 10 years at Ford of Europe.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

EU rules up pressure on car design, Opel exec says

June 5, 2014 06:01 CET
Opel/Vauxhall design chief Mark Adams told the Automotive News Europe Congress that car designers are facing increasing pressure to meet the demands of tougher EU rules on CO2 and pedestrian protection.... Read More »

 

Opel plans return to profit through closer ties with parent GM

June 4, 2014 12:38 CET
Opel aims to return to profit and increase its market share in Europe by focusing on smaller cars using more components from parent company General Motors, CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann says.... Read More »

 

BRADFORD WERNLE

Ford of Europe's quiet designer made a big impact

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
The Sunday Times of London once referred to him as "Audi's Modest Mr. Smith." Indeed, Martin Smith, Ford's longtime European executive design director, is not a man of many words.... Read More »

 

Opel factory closure will cost more than 550 million euros, report says

May 16, 2014 19:10 CET
The closure of Opel's factory in Bochum, Germany, is set to cost at least 550 million euros ($754.41 million), sources said.... Read More »

 

European auto sales expand at slowest pace in 5 months

7:18 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2014
European car sales rose at the slowest pace in five months in April as doubts about economic growth in the region contributed to a drop in deliveries in Germany, Europe's biggest market.... Read More »

 

Opel CEO targets No. 2 sales position in Europe in comeback drive

6:19 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2014
GM's Opel brand is targeting second place in deliveries in Europe in the coming years as new models attract buyers. Opel currently is the third-largest brand in the region, behind VW and Ford, according to data from the ACEA trade group.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Opel will focus on crossovers to boost sales and return to profit, CEO says

April 15, 2014 06:15 CET
Opel will focus on crossovers as part of its product push to boost sales and return to profit, Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann said.... Read More »

 

Opel may break even before 2016, report says

April 14, 2014 15:34 CET
Opel may break even before its 2016 deadline, a report said, citing an interview with CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann.... Read More »

 

GM to invest $449 million in plants for next-generation Volt, 2 future products

12:25 pm U.S. ET | April 8, 2014
General Motors plans to invest $449 million at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant and a battery assembly facility in suburban Detroit to build the next generation Chevrolet Volt and two future vehicles that weren't disclosed.... Read More »

 

Opel to add EV as soon as 2016, report says

April 7, 2014 15:00 CET
Opel plans to add an electric car below the Ampera by 2016 or 2017 as part of its effort to meet tougher EU emission targets, a report says.... Read More »

 

Russia's slump threatens Ford, GM in Europe

April 6, 2014 06:01 CET
Russia's falling ruble, shrinking car demand and threat of additional economic sanctions are hitting automakers such as Ford and GM's Opel division just as their European operations are recovering from a six-year slump.... Read More »

 

Russia's slump threatens Ford, GM in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5, 2014
Russia's falling ruble, shrinking car demand and threat of additional economic sanctions are hitting automakers such as Ford and General Motors' Opel division just as their European operations are recovering from a six-year slump.... Read More »

 

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