Opel

Opel Grandland X set to take on VW Tiguan

April 19, 2017 13:45 CET

Opel/Vauxhall unveiled the Grandland X, the automaker's latest model underpinned by a platform from its new parent, PSA Group.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2017

The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition Opel/Vauxhall all compete in Europe's saturated volume car market.... Read More »

Opel confirms new SUVs will be built in Germany; will continue to build Buicks for U.S.

April 6, 2017 14:50 CET

Two Opel plants in Germany have been promised new SUVs, securing their midterm future following PSA's acquisition of the automaker from GM. Opel also committed to produce Buick-branded vehicles for GM in its German factories.... Read More »

BlaBlaCar unveils Opel leasing deal in boost for ride-sharing

April 6, 2017 09:36 CET

BlablaCar, Europe's biggest ride-sharing startup, will offer its drivers cheaper leases for Opel cars in the latest threat to the traditional transport model. Like Uber and Lyft, BlaBlaCar offers new mobility services that are disrupting automakers and transport companies.... Read More »

Germany will support PSA-Opel tie-up after gaining work assurances, ministers says

April 5, 2017 15:02 CET

Germany's economy minister, Brigitte Zypries, said she had held constructive talks with PSA CEO Carlos Tavares about the French automaker's plan to buy Opel from GM and felt reassured that existing labor deals would remain.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Buick's Regal plan: No sedan

8:45 am U.S. ET | April 5, 2017

Buick's Regal plan: No sedan; White House seeks to slash EPA testing funds; Lexus pulls ads from 'O'Reilly Factor'; BMW union plans strikes; Pinterest emerges as car-marketing tool.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for April

April 3, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at the next steps PSA will need to take to make its purchase of Opel and Vauxhall a success.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

PSA's purchase of Opel has the power to shake up Europe's auto industry

April 2, 2017 06:01 CET

Now that the dust has settled on the industry's deal of the year, the hard work will start for those trying to make PSA's purchase of Opel a success. They will need to examine reducing workforces and plants, and also address the overlap between the Peugeot, Citroen and Opel brands.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

How Opel avoided a Saab-like demise and what its future might hold

April 2, 2017 06:01 CET

Under GM's ownership, Opel avoided the fate of former sibling Saab, which vanished after the brand was starved of product. But the tie-up with PSA will now offer it the opportunity to develop a full lineup tailored to market requirements, rather than being forced into the clumsy compromises GM sought.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

To fix Opel, Tavares wants to avoid simple solutions

April 2, 2017 06:01 CET

Closing plants and laying off workers would be the quickest and easiest way to fix Opel's problems, but PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares wants to avoid that.... Read More »

ANE's April issue goes live Monday

March 31, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, April 3. The new edition looks at the next steps PSA will need to take to make its purchase of Opel and Vauxhall a success.... Read More »

Opel managers in line for big bonuses after PSA deal, report says

March 29, 2017 09:44 CET

GM will pay Opel's senior managers million-euro bonuses following the sale of the German brand to PSA, regardless of whether the executives remain with the company, a German report said.... Read More »

Opel sees Insignia turning heads of premium buyers

March 28, 2017 06:01 CET

Opel/Vauxhall believes the improved quality and upgraded technology in the new Insignia will help it lure customers from premium equivalents such as the BMW 3 series.... Read More »

France digs in as Peugeot shareholder with stake shift

March 27, 2017 22:02 CET

France's state holdings agency sold its stake in PSA to the Bpifrance sovereign wealth fund in a move signaling the government's intention to remain a shareholder in the automaker for years to come.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

GM: Carmaker or financial entity?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2017

While GM management sits glued to Detroit desks and worries about finances, Ghosn, Tavares, Zetsche, Fields and Marchionne are personally involved in the international automotive marketplace.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: JLR's next move: Buy Vauxhall from PSA

12:00 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

JLR's turnaround, from a money-losing business Ford dumped for $2.3 billion, at a huge loss, to India's Tata Motors, is one of the biggest success stories of the last decade. But now the next -- and far more difficult -- challenge awaits.... Read More »

French watchdog clears Opel of cheating on diesel emissions

March 20, 2017 10:55 CET

France's consumer fraud watchdog cleared Opel of suspected diesel-emissions cheating. The watchdog has previously sent files to prosecutors detailing suspected emissions fraud by Fiat Chrysler, Renault and PSA. Its probe is part of a wider investigation launched after VW's diesel scandal erupted.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Management is the problem at GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

If you can't build decent cars in Germany, where car talent exists in overabundance, then it is management that is inept, a reader writes.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

GM plays Moneyball

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

Today's GM can act more decisively because its finances are not only more stable, but also more transparent. Thanks to an accounting system overhaul that Dan Ammann spearheaded as CFO, GM has much clearer intelligence on the performance of its various markets, subsidiaries and product lines.... Read More »

Peugeot family says Opel deal paves way for global expansion

March 19, 2017 15:45 CET

PSA Group's acquisition of Opel gives the French automaker greater scale to pursue global expansion plans, family shareholder Jean-Philippe Peugeot told a German newspaper.... Read More »

Opel will push ahead with EVs, flagship SUV under PSA ownership

March 15, 2017 18:18 CET

Opel will press on with plans to add more EVs and a flagship SUV under new owners PSA, the German automaker's CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann, told a motoring magazine.... Read More »

Buick expected to replace Regal sedan with 5-door hatch, wagon

11:00 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2017

General Motors plans to replace the Buick Regal sedan in the United States with a sedan-styled five-door hatchback and Buick's first wagon in two decades, according to two auto forecast firms.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW open to talks with FCA

3:00 pm U.S. ET | March 14, 2017

VW open to talks with FCA; Nakamura gave Nissan creativity, style and a funky Juke; Nissan marketing moves; Buick Regal replacements?; Puppy watch, Day 1.... Read More »

GM isn't done pruning

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

After pulling the trigger on a sale of its European operations, General Motors signaled that it's willing to cut off more vestigial corners of its business in a drive to improve its profit margins and stock price. CEO Mary Barra says the Opel deal is not the end of the automaker's effort to pare its portfolio.... Read More »

Could Opel deal set off a chain reaction?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Historically, deals like General Motors' sale of Opel/Vauxhall to PSA Group have set off a chain reaction in the industry. Is a new round of consolidation in the works?... Read More »

 
China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
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Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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Volvo dealers get crash course on conquests

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Volvo's head of Europe says that his dealers have had to get used to something new: knowing how to cash in on conquest sales. ...
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How China dealer association resolved Audi's dealer crisis


3:59 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Audi's dispute with some of its China dealers, that threatened to blow up into all-out war, finally ...
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Lithium next German power play?

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28 2017

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BMW, Daimler and VW came together to acquire Nokia's HERE high-definition mapping unit in 2015 so wi ...
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