Europe’s counterpart to the Chevrolet Volt is slated for discontinuation.
Opel is a German auto manufacturer owned by General Motors. Opel builds mostly rebadged GM products such as the Opel Ampera.
Buick will soon be able to market itself, at least in part, as a company with “German car quality.”
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.
With a focus on fuel efficiency and power density, General Motors has introduced a new range of three and four-cylinder engines that will be used in 27 new vehicles by 2017.
General Motors has registered the Cascada and Calibra names with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, hinting that the Buick lineup is about to get new additions.
General Motors CEO Dan Akerson has made his desire to bring the Opel Cascada stateside very clear, and it appears that it, “could happen soon.”
There wouldn’t be much for Buick to sell it if wasn’t for General Motors’ German subsidiary, Opel.
The MINI Cooper and Fiat 500 may soon have a rival in the U.S., but it won’t be a from another European automaker… or will it?
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…
General Motors unveiled its 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine bound initially for the Opal Adam city car ahead of its Frankfurt Motor Show debut.
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.
According to recent reports, Opel will be heading to the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show with a Monza coupe concept car.
At an investor’s conference at General Motors‘ Detroit proving grounds this month, CEO Dan Akerson expressed his desire to add the Opel Adam and Cascada to the Buick model lineup.
Rumors of the Opel Cascada heading to America as a Buick model surfaced late last year, so we decided to take a closer look at the convertible at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
Recently unveiled for Europe, the Opel Cascada is headed to America suggest sources inside the company, likely badged as a Buick.
Once languishing Buick had new life breathed into its sails during GM’s restructuring and part of that was an expanded lineup, the latest of which might be a convertible.
Opel‘s new 1.6-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine will be heading to America in 2014 and will be seen under the hood of various Chevrolet models.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Although the Ampera is little more than a badge engineered version of the Volt, raising Opel’s profile should at least help the brand in the short term.
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.