Opel


Opel is a German auto manufacturer owned by General Motors. Opel builds mostly rebadged GM products such as the Opel Ampera.


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GM’s All-New Ecotec Engine Family Detailed

GM’s All-New Ecotec Engine Family Detailed

General Motors unveiled its brand-new family of Ecotec small-displacement engines at its Powertrain Headquarters in Pontiac, Mich. this morning. The lineup will include 11 separate powerplants in both three- and four-cylinder configurations.

Opel Monza Concept Encourages Futuristic Hitchhiking

Opel Monza Concept Encourages Futuristic Hitchhiking

The future is full of technology for General Motors subsidiaries Opel and Vauxhall. Images and technical details surrounding a concept car slated for the Frankfurt Motor Show were released today, previewing what the brand’s designers and engineers are developing for future products. Opel seems to be putting a strong emphasis on connected car technology in…

Opel/Vauxhall Monza Concept Teased – Video

Following closely on rumors of a new sporty coupe from GM’s European operations, the first images of a the Monza Concept have broken cover, suggesting a possible two-door for the Buick brand as well.

Opel Develops Intelligent LED Lighting Matrix – Video

Opel is now the first automaker to road-test a fully integrated matrix light in its prototype vehicles. Its new LED light matrix technology is designed to make night time driving safer by using high beams in standard driving mode. While that may sound annoying to the other drivers on the road, the light matrix is…

Opel Ampera Wins 2012 Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally

Opel Ampera Wins 2012 Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally

When Opel/Vauxhall first announced that its Ampera plug-in hybrid electric vehicle would participate in the 13th International Monte Carlo Rally for alternative energy vehicles, it made a point to challenge the Tesla Roadster, which won the previous two years. Completing the racing stages from Annecy-le-Vieux to Monte Carlo from March 22 through 25, the Opel Ampera of Bernard…

Opel Ampera Breaks 7,000 Order Mark, Nearly Sold Out Until Years End

Opel Ampera Breaks 7,000 Order Mark, Nearly Sold Out Until Years End

Chevrolet Volt sales in America haven’t been what GM had hoped with the American automaker even stopping production to let inventory numbers subside a bit. But it appears that GM executives can let out a sigh of relief, as the European counterpart, the Opel Ampera, has broken the 7,000 order mark and is nearly sold…

Opel Ampera To Participate In 2012 Rally Monte Carlo

Opel Ampera To Participate In 2012 Rally Monte Carlo

Six Opel Ampera plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, the identical twin to the American Chevrolet Volt, will make an inaugural appearance at this year’s International Rally Monte Carlo. Entering the Monte Carlo Rally for Alternative Energy Vehicles, the six Amperas will race against 150 other green cars in a series of stages starting March 22 from…

Opel Astra OPC Details Released – Video

German automaker Opel revealed the specifications and pricing on its hot new OPC today which has us hoping it might, in some form, make it to the U.S. market. That might seem like a pipe dream, but the GM-owned company already has its hands in the American market by way of the Buick Regal, which since…

GM, Peugeot-Citroen in Talks for Possible Alliance

GM, Peugeot-Citroen in Talks for Possible Alliance

The venture will also give Peugeot improved access to overseas markets such as China and South America; it could possibly even witness a return of the brand to the US for the first time since 1992.