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Confirmed: Opel Insignia OPC to Be Launched in Barcelona
Confirmed: Opel Insignia OPC to Be Launched in Barcelona

16 Apr 2009, 09:33 UTC / General Motors has finally confirmed that the high-performance flavor of the already-popular Opel Insignia will be officially unveiled on May 7 at the Barcelona Motor Show. This upgraded version of ...

 
Opel Generates Enough Money to Survive for 4 Months
Opel Generates Enough Money to Survive for 4 Months

15 Apr 2009, 10:47 UTC / General Motors' German unit Opel is currently generating enough money to remain in business during the next four months, a report issued by local newspaper Bild Zeitung claims citing sources cl...

 
SAIC Planning to Buy GM's Vauxhall?
SAIC Planning to Buy GM's Vauxhall?

13 Apr 2009, 15:47 UTC / Even though we're again dealing with some kind of rumor, this is the second time in a few days when Shanghai car-maker SAIC makes the headline with some surprising industry news. According to a...

 
Abu Dhabi Denies Interest in Opel
Abu Dhabi Denies Interest in Opel

13 Apr 2009, 10:00 UTC / Following increasing reports that Abu Dhabi based Aabar Investment and some other Arab investment funds want to either raise the stake in Daimler or take over GM owned Opel, Abu Dhabi ...

 
2010 Opel Astra Unofficial Photos and Specs
2010 Opel Astra Unofficial Photos and Specs

9 Apr 2009, 10:18 UTC / Details regarding the 2010 Opel Astra are pretty ambiguous at this time, but the guys over at Auto Motor und Sport have just revealed some new unofficial specs of the upcoming model. As you can see ...

 
Abu Dhabi Royal Family Wants Opel...
Abu Dhabi Royal Family Wants Opel...

6 Apr 2009, 14:38 UTC / ...not a vehicle, but the entire company. At least this is what the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper claims, as it quoted Sheikh Hamdan saying that, even if this is so, "no decision ha...

 
Opel Zafira 1.7 CDTI ecoFlex - The Most Fuel Efficient Diesel in its Class
Opel Zafira 1.7 CDTI ecoFlex - The Most Fuel Efficient Diesel in its Class

6 Apr 2009, 09:49 UTC / There's no doubt the economic recession has changed the way people and automakers talk about cars, with new trends mostly related to fuel consumption and carbon footprints. Opel says it has rea...

 
GM Denies Is Requested Vauxhall Support in the UK
GM Denies Is Requested Vauxhall Support in the UK

1 Apr 2009, 10:30 UTC / A recent media report issued by The Financial Times newspaper claimed General Motors requested around 600 million pound ($859 million) from the United Kingdom government to support its Vauxhall unit...

 
Spyshots: 2010 Opel Insignia OPC
Spyshots: 2010 Opel Insignia OPC

1 Apr 2009, 09:27 UTC / What we have here are the newest spyshots showing the OPC flavor of the last-generation Opel Insignia, a model that brings several styling and engineering upgrades over the standard Insignia. Just l...

 
Merkel Visits Opel, Govts Could Buy 29 Percent of the Company
Merkel Visits Opel, Govts Could Buy 29 Percent of the Company

31 Mar 2009, 13:47 UTC / The German soap-opera Opel is currently involved in continued today with a new episode starring Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and a couple of other officials who visited the Insignia production s...

 
Aftermarket Agila B by Steinmetz
Aftermarket Agila B by Steinmetz

29 Mar 2009, 14:13 UTC / While global automakers are still desperately looking for new ways to cope with the economic recession, tuning companies are pretty busy improving their last-generation models and bringing a couple ...

 
German Vouchers Bring Opel the Best Result in 10 Years
German Vouchers Bring Opel the Best Result in 10 Years

27 Mar 2009, 14:23 UTC / The automotive market is so unstable that companies that were close to bankruptcy become over night leaders in their segments with thousands of models sold in a very short period. Opel, the German m...

 
Ford Would Not Be Happy if GM Went Bankrupt in Europe
Ford Would Not Be Happy if GM Went Bankrupt in Europe

20 Mar 2009, 15:51 UTC / Ford of Europe fully supports the European division of General Motors to get the requested funds and survive the economic downturn, CEO John Fleming told Automotive News Europe. Basically, Fleming s...

 
GM Europe Hires Berger to Help Save Opel
GM Europe Hires Berger to Help Save Opel

19 Mar 2009, 09:31 UTC / The European unit of General Motors hired consultancy Roland Berger to help parent company establish a better survival plant for Opel. More specifically, Roland Berger will assist General Motors in ...

 
Vauxhall Launches ecoFLEX Zafira in the UK
Vauxhall Launches ecoFLEX Zafira in the UK

16 Mar 2009, 16:21 UTC / General Motor's UK brand, Vauxhall, launched the new ecoFLEX Zafira, the latest in the company's ecoFLEX range. The revised vehicle receives a new 1.7 liter diesel engine with combined emi...

 
German Officials to Meet US Reps to Save Opel
German Officials to Meet US Reps to Save Opel

16 Mar 2009, 15:08 UTC / Germany's economy minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg will meet with representatives of the United States to discuss the possibilities to help General Motors' brand Opel. According to The ...

 
Opel Vauxhall Dealers Want to Step In
Opel Vauxhall Dealers Want to Step In

16 Mar 2009, 15:00 UTC / The dealers of GM's struggling brands Opel and Vauxhall are considering stepping in and try save the dramatic situation the companies find themselves in. They plan to raise some 400 million eur...

 
GM to Sell Insignia as a Cadillac
GM to Sell Insignia as a Cadillac

14 Mar 2009, 09:42 UTC / As part of its attempt to revamp sales in the United States and rely more on European cars and less on large-displacement models having absolutely no interest in reducing CO2 emissions and fuel cons...

 
Opel's Fate Depends on Detroit 3
Opel's Fate Depends on Detroit 3

11 Mar 2009, 09:32 UTC / Speaking about Opel's future and about the chances to help the German brand cope with the economic recession, German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted state aid will only be approved after the ...

 
GM Will Meet with EU on Friday the 13th
GM Will Meet with EU on Friday the 13th

10 Mar 2009, 15:57 UTC / No superstition seems to be strong enough to keep European Commission representatives to meet with the ones of General Motors and other stakeholders this Friday. With the future of some 300,000 peop...