Opel

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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GM preps more fuel-efficient engine family for small cars

March 19, 2014 15:19 CET
GM is creating a suite of 11 new small powerplants that the automaker says will be quieter and more refined than those found in some rival models....
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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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Hits & Misses

Daring design is the norm at Geneva show

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Automakers are looking for a healthier European market this year, and their new products reflect the confidence....
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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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OLD PROBLEMS FOR NEW GM

GM execs brace for recall fallout

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2014
Top GM executives are under intense pressure to explain why it took them a decade to order a fix for a faulty ignition switch. Mindful, perhaps, of the backlash that hit Toyota during its unintended-acceleration crisis from 2009 to 2011, GM has struck an unusually contrite tone in its statements since the recalls, saying it is "deeply sorry" for its response to the switch defect....
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Opel plans Monza SUV flagship, reports say

6:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2014
Opel plans to add a large SUV/crossover as a flagship model, German press reports said. The SUV would go into production in 2017 and cost slightly more than the Insignia mid-sized sedan, reports said....
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Opel plans Monza SUV as its top model, reports say

Feb. 28, 2014 12:53 CET
Opel plans to add a large SUV/crossover as a flagship model, German press reports said. The SUV would go into production in 2017 and cost slightly more than the Insignia mid-sized sedan, reports said....
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2014 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Opel expands Adam range with off-road-inspired and high-powered variants

Feb. 18, 2014 13:21 CET
Opel/Vauxhall will expand its Adam minicar range with the Adam Rocks, an off-road-inspired variant, and the Adam S high-performance version....
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2014 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Peugeot reveals bigger, greener, more premium 108

Feb. 16, 2014 20:05 CET
Peugeot says the new 108 minicar is bigger, greener and more premium than the car it replaces, the 107, to better challenge rivals such as the segment-leading Fiat 500....
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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....
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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....
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Opel reaches job guarantee deal with 3 German factories

Feb. 2, 2014 20:05 CET
Opel signed a labor agreement with employees at three German factories in a sign of smoother relations between management and the work force, who have clashed over how to return the unit to profitability....
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Barra: GM sticking to product plans to revive Opel profits

8:09 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
GM's new CEO, Mary Barra, is sticking to plans for its Opel unit to build an all-new model at a key plant in Germany as part of a $5.5 billion product drive to restore European profits. Barra, making her first overseas visit as CEO to Opel, on Monday said the company's unprofitable European unit was a vital part of the automaker....
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GM sticks to plan for all-new model at Opel's Ruesselsheim plant

Jan. 27, 2014 13:22 CET
GM is sticking to plans for its Opel unit to build an all-new vehicle at the brand's main plant in Germany as part of an effort to restore earnings in Europe, CEO Mary Barra said....
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Nissan expects Qashqai to match predecessor's sales success

Jan. 22, 2014 12:11 CET
Nissan's Europe boss, Trevor Mann, says the second-generation Qashqai crossover will match the success of the original model, which consistently ranked as one of the region's top-selling models from 2008-2013....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Akerson 'optimistic' about Opel's future

Jan. 16, 2014 13:44 CET
General Motors' departing CEO Dan Akerson said he is "optimistic" about the automaker's struggling European brand, Opel. The brand's market share rose in Europe for the first time in 14 years in 2013, Akerson told the Automotive News World Congress....
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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....
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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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GM yet to reap full benefits of PSA alliance, European partnerships

Dec. 13, 2013 06:01 CET
GM scaled back its alliance with PSA/Peugeot-Citroen while announcing plans to sell its 7 percent stake in the French automaker in another setback for its efforts to seek growth in Europe through collaboration and partnerships....
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