Karl-Thomas Neumann

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 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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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....
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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....
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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....
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Check out the ANE monthly e-magazine

April 7, 2014 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This edition looks at the challenges facing new PSA CEO Carlos Tavares....
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ANE monthly e-magazine goes live Monday

April 4, 2014 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, April 7....
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Opel will build Buicks in Germany for U.S.

March 28, 2014 12:37 CET
Opel said it will build a Buick model for the United States at a plant in Germany. It said production would begin in the second half of the decade without naming the model. Opel also said it will stop exporting vehicles to China....
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Opel maps comeback as Chevrolet's shadow lifts

March 10, 2014 06:01 CET
Opel is embarking on its largest ever marketing campaign in Germany as the General Motors unit seeks to revitalize itself following GM's decision to pull sister brand Chevrolet from Europe....
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Opel maps comeback as Chevy's shadow lifts

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Opel is back to being General Motors' mainstream brand in Europe with the decision late last year to yank Chevrolet from the market, and Opel has the full backing of GM's new leadership. Now comes the hard part....
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Opel aims to become No. 2 automaker in Europe by 2022, CEO says

March 4, 2014 20:52 CET
Opel wants to overtake PSA/Peugeot-Citroen to become the second-largest carmaker in Europe by 2022, the German automaker's CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann, said....
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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....
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Opel sees enough sales growth to avoid more cost cuts

6:19 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2013
Opel is cautiously optimistic that sales will grow enough in 2014 to avoid a further round of cost cutting, CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann told newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung....
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Opel sees enough growth to avoid cost cuts, CEO Neumann tells paper

Dec. 23, 2013 12:47 CET
General Motors' European unit Opel is cautiously optimistic that sales will grow enough in 2014 to avoid a further round of cost cutting, CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann told a newspaper....
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SPECIAL REPORT

GM reshuffle will test Opel CEO's turnaround skills

11:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 20, 2013
A management rejig at GM and the scaling back of its alliance with PSA have created fresh uncertainty over the company's strategy for Opel, just as the European business seemed to have secured a settled future....
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SPECIAL REPORT

GM reshuffle will test Opel CEO's turnaround skills

Dec. 20, 2013 14:33 CET
A management rejig at GM and the scaling back of its alliance with PSA have created fresh uncertainty over the U.S. carmaker's strategy for Opel, just as the European business seemed to have secured a settled future....
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Barra's promotion to GM CEO welcomed in Germany

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2013
The appointment of Mary Barra as GM's next CEO has been welcomed in Germany, home of the automaker's struggling Opel unit....
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Opel CEO Neumann wants less overlap with Chevrolet in Europe

Nov. 28, 2013 06:15 CET
Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann says his automaker and sister brand Chevrolet need to do a better job differentiating from one another in Europe. Neumann's comments come just weeks after GM CEO Dan Akerson said he is frustrated by the “confusing” overlap between the automakers....
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GM will integrate Russia into its Europe business

Oct. 18, 2013 12:46 CET
General Motors said it will integrate its Russian operations into its GM Europe business in a move that will help the automaker's struggling Opel brand....
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Girsky, feeling like a survivor, shares tales of Opel's turmoil

Sept. 20, 2013 06:01 CET
General Motors Vice Chairman Steve Girsky is upbeat about the future of Opel, which has kept a steady market share in Europe so far this year after 15 years of falls....
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GM execs differ on the overlap of Chevrolet and Opel in Europe

Sept. 18, 2013 06:01 CET
GM says it is hatching a plan on how to best position Chevrolet and Opel/Vauxhall in Europe, but disagreement on branding still exists between the marque's top managers....
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Girsky, feeling like a survivor, shares tales of Opel's turmoil

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
At the Frankfurt auto show last week, GM Vice Chairman Steve Girsky was in an upbeat mood. After 15 straight years of bleeding market share in Europe, Opel's share is holding steady so far this year, albeit in a down market....
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GM execs differ on overlap of Chevy-Opel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
General Motors executives say they're hatching a plan for how best to position the Chevrolet and Opel/Vauxhall brands in Europe; analysts say they overlap too much to coexist and grow together....
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GM may sell Opel Adam minicar in U.S. as a Buick

Sept. 10, 2013 17:04 CET
General Motors may sell the Opel Adam minicar in the United States, likely wearing a Buick badge....
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