Opel in talks to make Zafira at PSA plant in France, report says

Sept. 25, 2013 11:04 CET
Opel and PSA plan to expand their partnership by building the Opel Zafira minivan at a PSA plant in France and the Citroen C3 Picasso minivan at Opel's plant in Spain, a report said.... Read More »


Opel will replace Astra with Zafira at Ruesselsheim plant

June 7, 2013 14:34 CET
GM's Opel brand will stop making its compact Astra hatchback in Ruesselsheim, Germany, in 2015 to make space for the Zafira minivan now made at its Bochum plant, which is scheduled to close by the end of next year. The company's factory in Gliwice, Poland, will increase Astra production to make up for the lost volume, an Opel spokesman said.... Read More »


Opel keeps Bochum logistics center open to fulfill contract

May 22, 2013 06:01 CET
Opel will keep a spare-parts distribution center open until 2016 at its plant in Bochum, Germany, as long as two years after car production ends at the site. The plant, which makes the Zafira minivan, is scheduled to close by the end of 2014 after workers rejected a restructuring plan in March that would have extended manufacturing there for another two years.... Read More »


GM will move Opel Zafira production to German plant

May 15, 2013 11:58 CET
General Motors will move production of the Opel/Vauxhall Zafira minivan to Ruesselsheim in Germany from its Bochum factory. Ruesselsheim and Vauxhall's plant in Ellesmere Port, England, had been in the running to gain Zafira production after Bochum closes.... Read More »


Opel to cut CO2 by 27% with new powertrains

May 3, 2013 06:01 CET
Opel/Vauxhall says new powertrains will cut its average CO2 output 27 percent by 2020, helping the automaker comply with tougher EU emissions regulations. With 13 new engines, Opel will renew 80 percent of its engine portfolio between 2012 and 2016.... Read More »



Opel returns to Shanghai auto show with limited ambitions

April 21, 2013 06:01 CET
Opel unit returned to China's main auto show after a five-year absence with three new cars at the center of a long-promised push into the world's largest market.... Read More »


Opel confirms Bochum plant to close in late 2014

April 17, 2013 17:13 CET
GM's Opel unit solidified plans to close its car plant in Bochum, Germany, at the end of 2014 after workers rejected a wage freeze, the first shutdown of an auto factory in the country since World War II.... Read More »


Opel board meets to seal fate of Bochum plant

April 17, 2013 13:30 CET
Opel's supervisory board is meeting today to approve the first closure of a German auto plant in the country since World War II. The carmaker is shutting the Bochum plant, which builds the Zafira minivan, as part of a wider restructuring plan in Europe.... Read More »


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