General Motors said it will put its new Opel/Vauxhall small cabriolet into production at its Polish plant in Gliwice.Read more
Tone down the Geneva show ‘concept’ wackier styling details, change the two-tone yellowy brown cabin to the battleship grey or coal mine black most European buyers prefer and you have – more or less – the redesigned production Opel/Vauxhall Zafira seve…Read more
First Look: Opel Zafira Tourer ConceptIts European Opel brand is also in the middle of a product overhaul, and it appears an all-new Zafira MPV is also on its way.General Motors’ North American brands are not the only ones receiving a number of new mod…Read more
Opel has turned down a EUR30m (US$40.8m) bid from the Port of Antwerp for the land and buildings of its now defunct car assembly planRead more
Geneva Motor Show debut for Opel Zafira Tourer Concept which previews all-new Zafira MPV.Read more
A worthy 3-Series competitor.
No matter how many times I drive an Audi A4 2.0T, I still wind up double-checking to confirm that I am, in fact, sitting behind a four-cylinder engine and not some excellent six-cylinder. Indeed, the words and numbers on the spec sheet — 211 horsepower, four-wheel-drive, 31-mpg on the highway, and 3600 pounds — simply do not jive with how spirited and fun the A4 is to drive. Mash the throttle, and the 2.0-liter responds instantly, emitting a throaty howl and propelling this heavy, leather-lined sedan more briskly than it has any business doing. It’s not merely a smoke screen of low-end torque and short gearing, either. Snap the precise stick shift into second, and it keeps on pulling.
Photo Gallery: 2011 Audi A4 – Automobile Magazine
Seat is aiming to steal Ford and Opel/Vauxhall customers with the launch of a new ‘Multitronic’ CVT transmission installed in its Exeo two-litre diesel model.Read more
Not astoundingly awesome, but quite impressive nonetheless.
Germany supplies 40% of the parts in a Buick Regal, and the cars are assembled in Opel’s Russelsheim, Germany plant. This Regal was originally intended to be a Saturn Aura, but then Saturn was put out to pasture during the bankruptcy and even GM’s control of Opel was uncertain last fall. Thankfully, GM found a way to hang onto Opel after bankruptcy and the complicated restructuring process.
European union representatives have accused Opel of not giving any chance or support to a potential investor for its doomed plant at Antwerp.Read more
Opel said on Monday afternoon (18 October) that further negotiations over the future of its Antwerp, Belgium, assembly plant had ended and that vehicle assembly would stop at the end of this year.Read more
Rita Forst, chief engineer at General Motors Co.’s unprofitable Opel brand, must bridge a cultural gap between the United States and Germany to overhaul the European model line-up. The challenge plays to her strengths.Read more
So that was Paris for another two years, time to move on this week to…. Antwerp? Yup, it’s home to a long-serving General Motors Europe plant, currently making Opel Astras and, while GM says it’s for the chop, unions and the Flemish government are saying, ‘hang on a mo’.Read more
Every day seems to bring a wild swing in the see-saw of the Opel saga that is gripping Belgian politicians and unions.Read more
Opel unions are demanding GM opens talks with a potential Chinese investor in a bid to save 1,200 jobs at its Antwerp plant.Read more
German trials of three electric Opel Merivas, with clever bi-directional charging, begin.Read more
Geely has dampened speculation it is the bidder behind a potential takeover of GM’s Opel plant in Antwerp.Read more
China’s Geely, owner of Volvo Car Corp., is interested in buying GM’s assembly plant in Antwerp, Belgium, a news agency reported.Read more
Opel’s main factory in Figuerelas, Spain, is set to boost production to 480,000 annual units or “full capacity” on the back of brisk demand for Corsa supermini, despite the GM subsidiary’s decision to hand some production to Eisenach, Germany.Read more
There are some pretty tough words coming from Belgian unions at the moment following GM’s Opel unit’s decision to pull the plug on the search for an industrial investor at its Antwerp site.Read more
Flemish government authorities say they are standing by to offer loan guarantees to potential investors for Opel’s Antwerp plant.Read more