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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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GM to invest $449 million in plants for next-generation Volt, 2 future products

12:25 pm U.S. ET | April 8, 2014
General Motors plans to invest $449 million at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant and a battery assembly facility in suburban Detroit to build the next generation Chevrolet Volt and two future vehicles that weren't disclosed....
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Opel to add EV as soon as 2016, report says

April 7, 2014 15:00 CET
Opel plans to add an electric car below the Ampera by 2016 or 2017 as part of its effort to meet tougher EU emission targets, a report says....
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Russia's slump threatens Ford, GM in Europe

April 6, 2014 06:01 CET
Russia's falling ruble, shrinking car demand and threat of additional economic sanctions are hitting automakers such as Ford and GM's Opel division just as their European operations are recovering from a six-year slump....
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Russia's slump threatens Ford, GM in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5, 2014
Russia's falling ruble, shrinking car demand and threat of additional economic sanctions are hitting automakers such as Ford and General Motors' Opel division just as their European operations are recovering from a six-year slump....
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Opel will build a Buick for the U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
General Motors' Opel unit said it will build a Buick model for the United States at its plant in Ruesselsheim, Germany. Opel said production will begin in the "second half of the decade" without naming the model....
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GM pulling Opel out of China after two decades

1:35 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2014
GM will pull Opel from China next year after failing to gain traction in the market over the last two decades and will invest in Europe to boost the German car brand’s sales in its home region....
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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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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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