Vauxhall

Will Buick Envision ever land in U.S. showrooms?

11:00 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2015

Buick plans to introduce the Envision in Europe badged as an Opel and a Vauxhall, as well as a Holden in Australia, and has floated the possibility of bringing the new crossover to the U.S. in 2016....
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Opel makes new Astra lighter, roomier to fight VW Golf, Ford Focus

May 6, 2015 11:23 CET

Opel has made its new Astra lighter, roomier and more agile to help the car compete better against the VW Golf and Ford Focus in Europe's tough compact car segment....
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All new EU cars will need emergency call technology from 2018

March 17, 2015 17:09 CET

All new cars sold in the European Union from 2018 will have to be equipped with technology to contact emergency services in the case of an accident....
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Chevy Bolt EV variant may be sold as an Opel in Europe, sources say

March 4, 2015 19:08 CET

General Motors may sell a version of the Chevrolet Bolt electric car in Europe as an Opel/Vauxhall model, company sources said....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Opel/Vauxhall touts connectivity as OnStar rolls out in Europe

March 3, 2015 18:43 CET

Opel/Vauxhall believes its OnStar digital service will help it win new customers, boost sales and return to profit after it begins to roll out the service in 13 European markets including Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Spain....
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Opel, VW CEOs cautious on Europe sales growth amid Russia crisis

March 3, 2015 09:14 CET

Europe's carmakers are benefiting from robust demand for passenger cars in most of the region although the slumping Russian market continues to cast a shadow, making forecasts increasingly difficult, Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann and VW boss Martin Winterkorn said....
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GM sees Europe turnaround on track even if local economy isn't

Jan. 23, 2015 10:34 CET

General Motors' efforts to restore European operations to profitability are on track even as the region's economy fails to revive, GM President Dan Ammann said. However, Russia is big "wild card," he said....
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Opel prices new Karl to win former Chevrolet customers

Jan. 15, 2015 11:31 CET

Opel said its new Karl minicar will cost 9,500 euros in Germany. The Karl will offer safety and driver systems not common in the segment including lane departure warning, Opel said....
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Opel's Europe sales rise 3% in 2014

Jan. 7, 2015 12:25 CET

Opel/Vauxhall sales rose 3 percent in Europe last year, boosting market share for GM's European unit by 0.1 percentage points to 5.74 percent. The carmaker plans to launch new models this year including the Karl entry-level minicar....
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Opel unions upset over output plans for Karl, Corsa, report says

Nov. 25, 2014 06:15 CET

Opel faces labor unrest in Germany over production plans for the Corsa and Karl small cars, a business magazine reported. Workers think the Karl should be made in Germany rather than Korea and fear future Corsa output will be cut from Germany....
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Opel on track to achieve turnaround, GM says

Oct. 24, 2014 12:14 CET

Opel/Vauxhall is on track to achieve a turnaround despite headwinds from Russia and a wider third-quarter loss, parent GM says. New models such as the Corsa will give the division a boost in the months ahead....
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British automakers, in foreign hands, overtake France

11:36 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11, 2014

Britain last year produced more cars than France for the first time in decades. And in a dramatic turnabout, the value of British car exports has doubled in the past 10 year....
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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Opel expects new Corsa to remain a best seller

Oct. 1, 2014 15:48 CET

Opel hopes its heavily reworked Corsa will remain the automaker's best seller in Europe. CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann said new driver assistance and infotainment systems will help maintain the car's success....
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BLOG: Vauxhall flexes its muscles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2014

Opel and Vauxhall's harmonious relationship was tested recently by the naming of their new minicar. Vauxhall fought against using a name that just wouldn't work in Britain -- and won....
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Opel targets Chevy buyers with new entry-level car

Sept. 11, 2014 12:41 CET

Opel/Vauxhall will launch a budget minicar in Europe next year to win customers from the Chevrolet brand, which will be discontinued in the region at the end of 2015....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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