Opel Monza Concept Encourages Futuristic Hitchhiking

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Opel Monza Concept Encourages Futuristic Hitchhiking
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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… Continue Reading...

GM CEO Wants Opel Cascada, Adam Models Added to Buick Lineup

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GM CEO Wants Opel Cascada, Adam Models Added to Buick Lineup
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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. Continue Reading...

Opel Cascada Has Buick Regal Convertible Written All Over It

Opel Cascada Has Buick Regal Convertible Written All Over It
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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. Continue Reading...

Vauxhall Cascada Revealed: The Return of the Buick Riviera Convertible?

Vauxhall Cascada Revealed: The Return of the Buick Riviera Convertible?
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From the Regal to the Verano, several of the new models in Buick’s revitalized lineup owe their origins to GM’s European operations where they were first engineered under the automaker’s Opel division. That could happen once again with the new Vauxhall Cascada a possible look at a future Buick convertible. Continue Reading...

Chevy Bringing European 1.6-Liter Turbo Four to America

Chevy Bringing European 1.6-Liter Turbo Four to America
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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. Continue Reading...

Opel Develops Intelligent LED Lighting Matrix – Video

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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… Continue Reading...

Opel Ampera Wins 2012 Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally

Opel Ampera Wins 2012 Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally
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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… Continue Reading...

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
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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… Continue Reading...

Opel Ampera To Participate In 2012 Rally Monte Carlo

Opel Ampera To Participate In 2012 Rally Monte Carlo
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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… Continue Reading...

Opel Astra OPC Details Released – Video

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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… Continue Reading...

Opel to Debut Astra OPC/VXR and Mokka Crossover at Geneva Auto Show

Opel to Debut Astra OPC/VXR and Mokka Crossover at Geneva Auto Show
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Opel and Vauxhall have announced the lineup of debuts for the upcoming 2012 Geneva Motor Show, with the highly-anticipated Astra OPC/VXR headlining the booth. The aggressively designed Astra OPC/VXR will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0L powerplant with 277-hp and 295 lb-ft of torque and will also sport High Performance Struts (HiPerStruts), a FlexRide chassis,… Continue Reading...

Opel Allegra “Junior” Spied: Could Buick Get a Micro-Car? [Spy Photos]

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Opel Allegra “Junior” Spied: Could Buick Get a Micro-Car? [Spy Photos]
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In 1989, Rick Moranis played a nerdy dad who accidentally downsized his children to an insect scale in Honey, I Shrunk The Kids. He probably wouldn’t have believed it if someone told him that 23 years later automakers would be doing the same thing to their cars. For those of us living in the North… Continue Reading...

GM Says Opel Not For Sale Despite Discussions With Fiat

GM Says Opel Not For Sale Despite Discussions With Fiat
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When there’s blood in the water, sharks start to bite. If the automotive industry does nothing else, it fosters ruthless competition and a winner-takes-all mentality akin to professional sports. That’s exactly why reporters were peppering Chrysler–Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne with questions about his company wanting to buy GM’s struggling German subsidiary, Opel. Outside scheduled announcements,… Continue Reading...