Opel

Peugeot & Citroen begin their (long awaited?) return with car-sharing service
Peugeot & Citroen begin their (long awaited?) return with car-sharing service

In April of last year, PSA Group announced plans to bring Peugeot and Citroen back to the U.S. market, along with the newer, more upscale DS brand. The first step of PSA's grand scheme was to take on car-sharing and ride-sharing giants like Uber and Zipcar. One year later, PSA has begun putting its...Read More»

Sergio Marchionne
Marchionne would still merge with General Motors, but is it the right fit?

In December 2015, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' CEO Sergio Marchionne admitted that he'd given up his dream of merging FCA and General Motors for the time-being. But apparently, true love never dies: in the wake of yesterday's announcement that GM is selling off Opel/Vauxhall to PSA, reporters asked...Read More»

PSA's Carlos Tavares and General Motors' Mary T. Barra
GM sells Opel/Vauxhall to PSA: is it a win-win?

This morning, General Motors confirmed that it has sold both its Opel/Vauxhall subsidiary and its European financial arm to Paris-based PSA for a total of €2.2 billion ($2.3 billion). Naturally, GM has pitched this as a win-win for itself and for PSA (formerly known as PSA Peugeot Citroen)...Read More»

Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Pushback on 3.0-liter diesel suit, execs rake in $455 million

There's been a lot of news about Volkswagen's ongoing Dieselgate crisis the past few days. Join us as we pour ourselves a bowl of muesli, drown it in pilsener, and recap the top stories: 1. Volkswagen may compensate struggling dealers: VW's U.S. sales have been slow for many years, but they...Read More»

2012 Buick Regal GS Production Live Shots
2012 Buick Regal GS Gets Pre-Launch Horsepower Bump

Common wisdom decrees that Buicks have an interior that’s silent as a tomb, with handling most often associated with ocean-going vessels. Common wisdom, then, wouldn’t apply to the new Buick Regal, which is the first Buick in recent history to add a dose of sport to its ample amounts of...Read More»

Screencap from Opel's design contest website
Design Students: Opel Wants You To Create A 'Lounge In Motion'

Like Whitney Houston, Opel believes that children are the future -- of cars. The German subsidiary of General Motors has just launched a contest for design students, with the goal of creating a concept car that could one day roam the roads. The contest rolls out in two stages. Stage one centers on...Read More»

Camaro Convertible
Today in Car News: Camaro Convertible, Regal GS and Spoilers

Before the first one's even seen live, Chevrolet is auctioning off a 2012 Camaro Convertible at Barrett-Jackson. [Inside Line] High Gear Media will be there live when Buick shows off the production Regal GS in Miami in November. [eGMCarTech] Lance Armstrong, you are the first celebrity to get a...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
Driven: 2011 Buick Regal

Look, you're just going to have to get used to the fact that Buick's given up some stuff to survive. It's making the grade as an authentic near-luxury brand with cars like the swanky Enclave crossover and the plush, kicky LaCrosse--and there's not a lazy undersquare V-8 lumbering under their hoods...Read More»

2010 Opel Meriva leak
New Opel Meriva, Toyota Prius Tuning: Today’s Car News

General Motors’ European division Opel has taken the wraps off a new compact MPV complete with suicide style rear-hinged doors. The new car is the Opel Meriva and though it was originally hoped that it could be sold in the U.S. as a Saturn, the chances of it ever appearing on this side of the...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
Preview: 2011 Buick Regal

What is it?: The relaunch of the popular Regal nameplate, which will be Buick's new mid-size sedan  The basics: Four-cylinder only for now; front-wheel drive, 180+ hp Price: $21,500 (estimated) On sale: late 2010/early 2011 Rumors of the Buick Regal's return to production have been circulating for...Read More»

Opel Ampera
Opel CEO Calls It Quits, Rolls-Royce Hybrid: Today’s Car News

It’s official. The boss of Opel, Carl-Peter Forster, will be leaving his role as head of the European operation and will advise the company during the transition to find a new CEO. Who will that be? Rumor has it, none other than GM’s own Bob Lutz. [Motor Authority] You know hybrids have...Read More»

2009 volkswagen golf bifuel 006
The Coolest Car In Draganesti-Vlasca

Ah, Romania: home of quirky mid-century art, bloody communist repression, gypsies, and Dracula. Just like the textbooks say, it's a land of contrasts. Case in point: this unholy, Frankensteinish alliance of a Volkswagen and an Opel, billed as "the coolest car in Draganesti-Vlasca". We're not sure...Read More»

2009 Fiat 500
Strange Bedfellows, Part Deux: Will Fiat Turn to Peugeot Instead of Opel?

On a day when General Motors filed bankruptcy and Chrysler found its way almost entirely out of a quick Chapter 11 filing, news of yet another possible automaker tie-up began to float. This time, Fiat's turned its attention--possibly, according to Britain's Autocar--to PSA Peugeot Citroen, as it...Read More»

Opel Ampera
Magna and Opel Ready to Deal?

The purchase of Opel reads like a daytime soap opera romance - too many suitors, lots of drama, and a fair amount of threats and protests. But in the end, it looks like Magna will come away with the girl, with a tentative agreement worth $2.1 billion reached today. The deal will provide emergency...Read More»

2010 Opel Ampera
And Then There Were Three: GM's Opel Gets Bidders

General Motors has three bidders interested in its European businesses Opel and Vauxhall. Among the bidders? Fiat Group, which is busy recrafting itself from also-ran in the European car sweepstakes to a global player that's starting to look a lot like the old General Motors. For its part, GM is...Read More»

Wartburg
The Dubious File: Opel Wants New Wartburgs!

If you think the great juggling act between Chrysler, Fiat, and General Motors has gotten out of hand, wait until you read the latest from Opel, GM's European arm. One report from Ward's Auto suggests that Opel is looking for a bargain-basement brand to take on the likes of the Dacia Logan and...Read More»

2010 Opel Ampera
Fiat, Magna Eyeing Opel

Though it's still short of bankruptcy, the parting out of General Motors' corporate structure is underway, and the latest word has Fiat and Magna emerging as rivals over a majority stake in Opel. The gang over at Motor Authority have dug up word from several German officials that shows a clear...Read More»

Bee's 'Bee.One' electric car
Link Love From The Car Connection: Fiat Goes For Opel, An EV For The U.K., And The Booth Hostesses Of Shanghai

Fiat may take majority stake in Opel -- Not content to take a big ol' slice of Chrysler pie, Fiat is seriously eying GM's Opel brand. In fact, by the time you read this, the ink may be drying on a deal. [DetNews] New Bee line -- These days, cranking out a battery-powered concept is de rigeur for...Read More»

Opel Logo
Opel Assistance Deal Thin On Details Says German Gov't

Yesterday German Economy Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, on his way from Germany to the U.S. for talks with GM and U.S. government officials, called upon more information from GM regarding its proposed solution for ailing Opel. He claims that GM's plan for Opel, its German division, is thin on...Read More»

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