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Buick Uses Opel Insignia To Resurrect Regal for 2010
Buick Uses Opel Insignia To Resurrect Regal for 2010

So says a "source familiar with GM's product plans," Buick will sell a version of Europe's Opel Insignia to resurrect the Regal nameplate for 2010. But isn't GM trying to spin much of Opel off to private investors as even foreign arms of the giant's sprawling operations face debilitating financial...Read More»

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GM Wants $4.2 Billion European Aid For Opel Restructuring

Today GM of Europe announced a restructuring plan that would spin Opel off into a separate business unit to save "as many jobs and factories as possible" according to Automotive News. But GM can't do it alone; they claim to need 3.3 billion euros in state aid (approximately $4.18 billion). This in...Read More»

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Opel Not Left Out of the Volt Race

digg_url = 'http://www.thecarconnection.com/marty-blog/1017988_opel-not-left-out-of-the-volt-race'; GM's well-oiled press machine looks like it's putting in overtime--this photo of an "Opel Ampera" just crossed the wires, and if our past experience with the 2011 Chevrolet Volt holds true, the...Read More»

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Opel Insignia "Sport Tourer," Saab 9-X Air for Paris

GM is prepping the ground for its 100th anniversary celebration tomorrow by announcing two more vehicles that will make their debut at the Paris auto show next month. The first is a wagon version of the Opel Insignia sedan, shown this summer at the London auto show. The striking new wagon version...Read More»

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Opel Insignia: The Once and Future-ish Saturn

Last week when GM vice chairman Bob Lutz spoke with TheCarConnection.com about the Saturn Aura, he explained that the plan had been to "short-cycle" the current Aura and bring this new Opel Insignia to the States as a Saturn. Now with Saturn being re-evaluated--could it be all small cars once...Read More»

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GM's Euro Makeover

If you'd like to get a look at the future - at General Motor's future, anyway - stop into your nearest Saturn showroom. There you'll see several models that were developed in a close cooperation between GM's U.S. brand and its flagship European subsidiary, Opel. While the recently updated Vue shows...Read More»

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GM Scores Big in Europe

Take good news where you can get it. There have been pretty slim pickings for GM to crow about in recent months in the home market, but for a modest upturn in retail passenger car sales driven by give-away incentives. But while the U.S. market is in near-freefall, things look decidedly better in...Read More»

Opel Meriva: A Saturn in the Offing?

“Suicide is painless,” goes the theme song from “Mash.” But don’t use that word around General Motors Chairman Rick Wagoner. “We’d rather you don’t use that word,” he explained, during a conversation at the Geneva Motor Show, following the debut...Read More»

Meriva Getting a Geneva Premiere

GM has announced it will have a trio of world debut cars at next month’s Geneva Motor Show – and this is the first to break cover. European bosses have released a single sketch of a new small car, and the clue is in the title. It’s the Meriva concept, which obviously hints at a...Read More»

Opel GTC A Saturn to Be?

What will happen to Opel’s GTC concept, after the Geneva motor show is done? Opel sources hint to TheCarConnection that a 2009 model-year production date in Europe is likely, with sales beginning in late 2008. That's for Europe, where the Opel brand is a mainstay. As for other brands, might...Read More»

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