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 »


Opel will offer 4G OnStar system

March 4, 2014 15:13 CET
General Motors' Opel/Vauxhall unit said it will launch a WiFi-enabled version of GM's OnStar connectivity system in major European markets by 2015.... Read More »


New Vauxhall chief is former Mitsubishi Europe boss Tozer

Feb. 19, 2014 15:06 CET
Vauxhall brand has named former Mitsubishi Europe boss Tim Tozer as its new chief. Tozer succeeds Duncan Aldred, who is moving to Detroit as U.S. vice president of sales and marketing for GM's Buick and GMC brands.... Read More »


GM to expand Opel diesel-engine plant in Poland

Feb. 11, 2014 13:28 CET
General Motors will spend $342 million on expanding its Opel engine plant in Poland for a new 1.6-liter four-cylinder diesel unit.... Read More »


GM to spend $342 million expanding Opel diesel-engine plant in Poland

7:28 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2014
General Motors will spend 250 million euros ($342 million) expanding its Opel diesel-engine plant in Tychy, Poland, as the carmaker seeks to return to profit in Europe.... Read More »


Adam helps lift Opel/Vauxhall's European market share

Jan. 7, 2014 06:01 CET
Opel/Vauxhall increased its European market share in 2013 as sales of the new Adam minicar helped counter a declining auto market. Opel has struggled to retain market share in recent years, suffering from management disruption and a scarcity of new products.... Read More »


Briton Batey to head GM's most profitable region

Dec. 11, 2013 06:01 CET
GM has given responsibility for its most profitable region -- North America -- to Alan Batey, a hard-charging 50-year-old Briton who has zoomed through the automaker's executive sales ranks over the past four years.... Read More »


GM to drop Chevrolet in Europe to focus on Opel

Dec. 5, 2013 09:21 CET
GM will drop the Chevrolet brand in Europe by the end of 2015. The move is the latest effort by GM to turn around its European operations and focus its resources on reviving the Opel brand.... Read More »


Opel, Buick key to profit, sales targets for GM

Aug. 20, 2013 06:01 CET
The near identical Opel Mokka and Buick Encore represent what GM CEO Dan Akerson is pushing the company to do more of -- leverage scale, drive profits and serve regional tastes.... Read More »


'Flanker brands' Buick, Opel key to profit, sales targets for GM

6:34 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
The near identical Buick Encore and Opel Mokka represent what GM CEO Dan Akerson is pushing the company to do more of -- leverage scale, drive profits and serve regional tastes. By working together, Buick and Opel hold the key to reducing costs and carving out a niche between upscale Cadillac and mass-market Chevrolet, while delivering fatter profits and margins.... Read More »



Opel Monza shows brand's new styling

July 9, 2013 12:58 CET
Opel/Vauxhall released details of the Monza concept that showcases a new styling direction for General Motors' struggling European division. The Monza will debut at the Frankfurt auto show in September.... 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 »


UK has best April car sales since 2008

May 7, 2013 11:16 CET
UK new-car sales were nearly 15 percent higher in April than a year ago, according to the SMMT, which said 2013 sales would be stronger than it previously forecast.... Read More »


Opel will offer cheaper loans after taking finance in-house

May 6, 2013 14:33 CET
Opel expects to boost the proportion of cars sold on financing with the offer of cheaper loans and leasing deals now that it has taken its German banking license back in-house.... Read More »


GM will invest 230 million euros to expand Opel test facilities

April 24, 2013 13:19 CET
General Motors will invest 230 million euros ($299 million) on test facilities for Opel as part of its effort to break even in Europe by 2015.... Read More »


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