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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.... Read More »

 

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.... 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 »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

GM yet to reap full benefits of Peugeot alliance, European partnerships

6:58 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2013
General Motors scaled back its alliance with Peugeot -- while announcing plans to sell its 7 percent stake in the French automaker -- and put a brave face on yet another setback for its efforts to seek growth in Europe through collaboration and partnerships.... Read More »

 

Opel, PSA end plans for shared subcompact platform

Dec. 12, 2013 11:06 CET
GM's Opel unit and partner PSA said they are abandoning plans to co-develop a common platform for subcompact cars.... 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 »

 

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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.... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

GM's wise move

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
General Motors' decision to stop selling Chevrolet vehicles in Europe removes a lingering vestige of GM's dysfunctional past.... Read More »

 

NEWS ANALYSIS

A missed opportunity for GM, or a fresh start?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Four years ago, General Motors' tumble into Chapter 11 bankruptcy was both a humiliating setback for an American icon and a fresh start that paved the way for a robust recovery. With its decision now to mostly pull Chevrolet out of Europe, GM is hoping for a similar plotline.... Read More »

 

NEWS ANALYSIS

Chevrolet pullback in Europe will end Opel, Vauxhall overlap

Dec. 6, 2013 06:01 CET
GM's decision to pull Chevrolet out of most European markets is a major setback to the automaker's goal of transforming Chevrolet into a globe-spanning powerhouse. But the move also ends a muddled overlap with GM's Opel and Vauxhall brands.... Read More »

 

NEWS ANALYSIS

Chevy pullback in Europe will end Opel, Vauxhall overlap

3:40 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2013
GM's decision to pull Chevrolet out of most European markets is a major setback to the automaker's goal of transforming Chevy into a globe-spanning powerhouse. But the move, announced today, also lets GM leave a costly, near decade-long strategy of force-feeding Chevys into a market that had shown little appetite for the quintessential American marquee. And it ends a muddled overlap with GM's Opel and Vauxhall brands, which outsell Chevy in Europe by a 6-to-1 margin.... 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 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.... Read More »

 

Opel and labor leaders reach outline severance deal for Bochum

Nov. 18, 2013 20:13 CET
GM's Opel division says it has agreed with labor leaders on the outline of a severance deal for workers at the troubled Bochum plant, which is due to stop making cars at the end of 2014.... Read More »

 

Opel and labor leaders reach outline severance deal for Bochum

2:13 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
General Motors' Opel division said today it agreed with labor leaders on the outline of a severance deal for workers at the troubled Bochum plant, which is due to stop making cars at the end of 2014.... Read More »

 

Chevy-Opel overlap is reminiscent of 'retro GM'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
General Motors CEO Dan Akerson says he's frustrated by the "confusing" overlap between GM's Chevy and Opel brands in Europe.... Read More »

 

Akerson: Opel-Chevrolet overlap in Europe is reminiscent of 'retro GM'

Nov. 15, 2013 22:45 CET
General Motors CEO Dan Akerson says he's frustrated by the “confusing” overlap between GM's Opel and Chevrolet brands in Europe, signaling that a major strategic shift is ahead to change the company's brand strategy in the region.... Read More »

 

Akerson: Chevy-Opel overlap is reminiscent of 'retro GM'

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2013
General Motors CEO Dan Akerson says he's frustrated by the “confusing” overlap between GM's Chevy and Opel brands in Europe, signaling that a major strategic shift is ahead to change the company's brand strategy in the region.... Read More »

 

Spain offers 4th car incentives program to boost sales

Oct. 27, 2013 06:01 CET
Spain's government offered the fourth car incentives program in a year, extending a program to boost sales as the economy tries to emerge from a two-year recession.... Read More »

 

PSA plant closing leaves Europe with 18 factories too many

Oct. 25, 2013 06:01 CET
PSA will end production at its factory in Aulnay near Paris but the closure is not enough to dent overcapacity in Europe's auto industry. Matching capacity with demand would entail closing 18 European plants, analysts say.... Read More »

 

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