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GM promotes former Opel engineer to Asian tech center chief

May 23, 2015 06:01 CET

General Motors named former Opel engineer Tobias Suenner as president of its technical center in Shanghai. Suenner moves to the role from his current job as GM's chief engineer for compact cars....
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Will Buick Envision ever land in U.S. showrooms?

11:00 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2015

Buick plans to introduce the Envision in Europe badged as an Opel and a Vauxhall, as well as a Holden in Australia, and has floated the possibility of bringing the new crossover to the U.S. in 2016....
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Opel makes new Astra lighter, roomier to fight VW Golf, Ford Focus

May 6, 2015 11:23 CET

Opel has made its new Astra lighter, roomier and more agile to help the car compete better against the VW Golf and Ford Focus in Europe's tough compact car segment....
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Bitter rivals at home, GM and Ford taking different roads abroad

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2015

General Motors and Ford, Detroit's two venerable rivals, usually compete toe-to-toe in everything they do. But in Russia, they are headed in radically different directions....
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Opel CEO affirms goal of posting Europe profit in 2016

April 9, 2015 17:05 CET

Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann affirmed that the European arm of General Motors will return to profit in 2016, as continued growth in southern and central Europe would help offset a slump in Russia sales....
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Opel CEO affirms goal of posting a profit in Europe in 2016

11:05 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2015

Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann affirmed that the European arm of General Motors will return to profit in 2016, as continued growth in southern or central Europe would help offset a slump in Russia sales....
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Automakers stay in Russia despite risk of high losses

March 19, 2015 12:39 CET

Automakers such as Volkswagen, Renault and Ford continue to compete for market share in Russia, even as GM scales back in the country. Companies risk losing as much as $2,000 on each car sale, according to a Russian dealership association....
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GM's Opel to exit Russia, Chevy to reduce lineup to 'iconic' models

9:10 am U.S. ET | March 18, 2015

General Motors' Opel division will exit the plunging Russian market and abandon production at its plant in St. Petersburg by the end of the year. In addition, Chevrolet will scale back its presence in Russia, selling “iconic” U.S.-built models such as the Corvette, Camaro and Tahoe....
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All new EU cars will need emergency call technology from 2018

March 17, 2015 17:09 CET

All new cars sold in the European Union from 2018 will have to be equipped with technology to contact emergency services in the case of an accident....
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Chevy Bolt EV variant may be sold as an Opel in Europe, sources say

March 4, 2015 19:08 CET

General Motors may sell a version of the Chevrolet Bolt electric car in Europe as an Opel/Vauxhall model, company sources said....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Opel/Vauxhall touts connectivity as OnStar rolls out in Europe

March 3, 2015 18:43 CET

Opel/Vauxhall believes its OnStar digital service will help it win new customers, boost sales and return to profit after it begins to roll out the service in 13 European markets including Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Spain....
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Opel, VW CEOs cautious on Europe sales growth amid Russia crisis

March 3, 2015 09:14 CET

Europe's carmakers are benefiting from robust demand for passenger cars in most of the region although the slumping Russian market continues to cast a shadow, making forecasts increasingly difficult, Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann and VW boss Martin Winterkorn said....
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A shakeup in Germany’s top auto ranks

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2015

Germany's automotive ranks are undergoing a generational shift. When Harald Krueger rises to CEO at BMW Group and Herbert Diess takes over as chairman of the Volkswagen brand this year, four of the six heads of Germany's biggest automotive brands will be in their late 40s to mid-50s....
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Ford, Opel, Renault step up battle for No. 2 in Europe

Feb. 3, 2015 06:01 CET

Renault and Opel/Vauxhall will step up their efforts this year to replace Ford as Europe's No. 2 brand by vehicle sales with major product pushes. Ford fought off both rivals last year but Renault's volume increased 9 percent, while Opel's sales were up 7 percent, both outpacing Ford's 5 percent gain....
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Opel's next-gen Adam could also be a Buick

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015

Buick's top U.S. executive wants to bolster the brand's U.S. lineup with a rebadged Opel Adam, a sporty three-door minicar that competes with the Fiat 500 and BMW's Mini brand in Europe. But the prospect is likely several years off....
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GM sees Europe turnaround on track even if local economy isn't

Jan. 23, 2015 10:34 CET

General Motors' efforts to restore European operations to profitability are on track even as the region's economy fails to revive, GM President Dan Ammann said. However, Russia is big "wild card," he said....
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Opel plans EV version of its Karl minicar, report says

Jan. 23, 2015 06:01 CET

Opel plans an electric version of its new Karl minicar, a German magazine reported. The Karl EV could go on sale by the end of 2018, the report said....
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Opel prices new Karl to win former Chevrolet customers

Jan. 15, 2015 11:31 CET

Opel said its new Karl minicar will cost 9,500 euros in Germany. The Karl will offer safety and driver systems not common in the segment including lane departure warning, Opel said....
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GM CEO Barra stands by target to return to profit in Europe in 2016

Jan. 9, 2015 10:23 CET

General Motors stands by its target to return to profit in Europe in 2016, CEO Mary Barra said. Barra's stance contrasts with Ford, which last autumn cut its outlook for Europe due to steeper losses in Russia....
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Opel's Europe sales rise 3% in 2014

Jan. 7, 2015 12:25 CET

Opel/Vauxhall sales rose 3 percent in Europe last year, boosting market share for GM's European unit by 0.1 percentage points to 5.74 percent. The carmaker plans to launch new models this year including the Karl entry-level minicar....
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Opel CEO warns that 2016 profit target is under threat

Dec. 20, 2014 22:07 CET

Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann has warned top managers that the General Motors unit's 2016 profit target is under threat from economic setbacks, according to a German daily paper....
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Opel says Karl will cost less than 10,000 euros

Dec. 3, 2014 11:42 CET

Opel will launch its entry-level Karl minicar next summer at a starting price of less than 10,000 euros in Germany. Opel today released pictures and details of the Karl....
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Opel is succeeding in restoring poor image, exec says

Nov. 27, 2014 06:01 CET

Opel is succeeding in turning around its tattered image in Germany, the brand's marketing chief Tina Mueller said....
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Opel unions upset over output plans for Karl, Corsa, report says

Nov. 25, 2014 06:15 CET

Opel faces labor unrest in Germany over production plans for the Corsa and Karl small cars, a business magazine reported. Workers think the Karl should be made in Germany rather than Korea and fear future Corsa output will be cut from Germany....
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Opel names new engineering chief

Nov. 21, 2014 10:25 CET

Opel named Charlie Klein as its new engineering chief, promoting the executive from his current post as the brand's chief engineer for light commercial vehicles....
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