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.

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Buick Grand National Previewed in Opel Monza Coupe?

According to recent reports, Opel will be heading to the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show with a Monza coupe concept car.

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

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.

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2013 International Engine of the Year Won by Ford

Ford’s three-cylinder EcoBoost engine was named the International Engine of the Year today for the second consecutive year. 

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GM Investing 4B Euros in Opel, Keeping Brand Alive

Should General Motors’ German subsidiary be scrapped? Not according to its American parent, which plans to pour four billion Euros into it through 2016.

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Opel Cascada Has Buick Regal Convertible Written All Over It

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.

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Opel Cascada Reportedly Greenlit for America

Recently unveiled for Europe, the Opel Cascada is headed to America suggest sources inside the company, likely badged as a Buick.

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

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.

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Buick Convertible Teased by GM's Opel Brand

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.

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Chevy Bringing European 1.6-Liter Turbo Four to America

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.

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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 designed to keep the beam glare free, automatically adapting it to the traffic situation. Essentially the LED light matrix can adjust more rapidly to the traffic situation than any other solution that relies on the driver, or is based on mechanical components.

By working in combination with the front camera, the matrix light will adjust the second the sensors from the camera detect light sources from oncoming or proceeding traffic. The area in front of the vehicle will be completely dimmed while the rest of the road will remain brightly illuminated. This help ensures that drivers in front of the light matrix aren’t pestered, but other non-illuminated obstacles remain well lit.

Each of the two matrix headlights consists of four light segments. Behind each segment, there are four different light sources that can be switched on or off individually, giving it 16 possible combinations per headlight. In total, there are 256 different light settings that will change and adjust without the driver noticing.

Opel plans to implement the LED lighting matrix in its vehicles over the next few years.

Watch a video of it in action after the break.

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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.

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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.

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Opel Ampera To Participate In 2012 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 Annecy-le-Vieux, to Clermont-Ferrand, Luganu, and finally finishing three days later at Monaco.

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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.

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