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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

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In talks: GM could sell Opel to Peugeot parent
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In talks: GM could sell Opel to Peugeot parent

General Motors and the PSA Group, owners of the Peugeot, Citroen and DS marques, have confirmed they are discussing a sale of Opel and Vauxhall to the French car maker. Overnight, the automakers released a statement to the media and the markets that they are discussing the "potential acquisition of Opel [and] Vauxhall" by the PSA Group...


2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon revealed
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2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon revealed

The next-generation 2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon has been revealed today, thanks to an online reveal of the new model in its European form. At the same time, Holden has confirmed it will continue the Sportwagon name, rather than introduce the Sports Tourer badge worn by the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia version shown in today's reveal...


2017 Opel Grandland X spied in the snow
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2017 Opel Grandland X spied in the snow

An SUV prototype believed to be the upcoming 2017 Opel Grandland X has been spied during cold weather testing this week, giving us a first glimpse at the company's upcoming CX-5 rival. If you're thinking these photos look familiar, it's because the Grandland X look very similar to the DS 7 Cross prototype that was spotted in the same place earlier in the week...


2017 Opel Crossland X revealed as Meriva replacement
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2017 Opel Crossland X revealed as Meriva replacement

The all-new 2017 Opel Crossland X has been revealed overnight in UK-market Vauxhall guise, and will sit below the Mokka X in the company's line-up. Serving as the successor to the Meriva people mover, the Crossland X has been given a comprehensive makeover, and will take on the likes of the Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008 when it hits the European showrooms later this year...


German authorities seeking recall for Fiats with 'illegal' shut-off devices – report
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German authorities seeking recall for Fiats with 'illegal' shut-off devices – report

Germany's transport minister wants to take Fiat models that breach emissions regulations off the market, according to a new report by German newspaper Bild am Sonntag. In the article, translated by Automotive News Europe, German transport minister Alexander Dobrindt said the European Commission must ensure Fiat vehicles that do not comply with pollution regulations are pulled from sale...


Opel GT RWD coupe not dead yet - report
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Opel GT RWD coupe not dead yet - report

Vauxhall-Opel’s spectacular Opel GT concept that debuted at the Geneva motor show earlier this year could yet become a reality, despite General Motors currently having no platform on which to base the RWD coupe. Reports out of Europe continue to suggest Opel is looking at ways to turn the concept into a production based rear-wheel-drive coupe...


Opel Insignia Grand Sport revealed for Europe: Holden Commodore twin unveiled
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Opel Insignia Grand Sport revealed for Europe: Holden Commodore twin unveiled

Forming part of a simultaneous global unveiling, GM Europe brand Opel has revealed its new Insignia in sync with the local 2018 Holden Commodore's digital debut. Shown here in its UK-market Vauxhall form, the Insignia is, as expected, identical to the car that will replace the VF II Commodore when it enters retirement next year...


2017 Opel Grandland X rendered: Upcoming small SUV imagined
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2017 Opel Grandland X rendered: Upcoming small SUV imagined

Independent, speculative renderings for the recently-confirmed Opel Grandland X SUV have surfaced online, giving us a glimpse of what the company's medium SUV might look like when it launches in Europe sometime next year. Created by Dutch artist Remco Meulendijk, the renderings depict a handsome crossover, resembling several models in the company's line-up including the Astra and smaller Mokka X...


2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon spied again
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2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon spied again

The next-generation Holden Commodore Sportwagon has been spied again on public roads in Germany. The car seen here is the second-generation Opel Insignia wagon, which will be sold down under as the next-generation Holden Commodore when local production of the VF II range ceases towards the end of 2017...


2018 Holden Commodore teased as Opel details new LED matrix headlights
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2018 Holden Commodore teased as Opel details new LED matrix headlights

The new Opel Insignia, and in all likelihood the Holden Commodore too, will feature a second-generation version of GM's IntelliLux matrix LED headlights. While the first-generation unit, which is available in the new Holden Astra, features 16 LED segments all up, the new version will have 32 LED segments, with 16 on each side...


Turbocharged V6 ruled out for 2018 Holden Commodore
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Turbocharged V6 ruled out for 2018 Holden Commodore

Despite speculation and rumours, a turbocharged version of the 3.0-litre or 3.6-litre General Motors family engines has been ruled out by Holden, with packaging cited as the main reason. With Holden madly working on the 2018 Holden Commodore, which is to be based on the Opel Insignia, Holden has said that while they would have liked an engine with forced induction, it simply wouldn't fit...


Opel Insignia OPC to lose V6 for all-wheel drive turbocharged four-cylinder
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Opel Insignia OPC to lose V6 for all-wheel drive turbocharged four-cylinder

The European market's performance-tuned 2017 Opel Insignia OPC will be powered exclusively by an all-wheel-drive four-cylinder turbo-petrol setup, dropping the current turbocharged V6 arrangement, according to an Opel engineer. Here in Australia, instead of that sporty four, a V6 engine will join the more vanilla 2...


2018 Holden Commodore to be police ready
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2018 Holden Commodore to be police ready

When the 2018 Holden Commodore arrives in February 2018, it will be ready for action as a general duties and highway patrol police vehicle, Holden has confirmed. Speaking at a recent development drive of the next-generation Holden Commodore, Holden executive director of sales, Peter Keley, told CarAdvice that Holden had shown key executives from police forces nationwide details about drivetrains and they were impressed...


2018 Holden Commodore and Opel Insignia: The clever art of camouflage
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2018 Holden Commodore and Opel Insignia: The clever art of camouflage

Today we were able to confirm, as had been expected, that the 2018 Holden Commodore will indeed be based on the next-generation Opel Insignia due to launch in mid-2017. While it's a special car for Australia because it will replace the Commodore we know and love, it's also special because of the type of camouflage used on its body...


2018 Holden Commodore/Opel Insignia image gallery
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2018 Holden Commodore/Opel Insignia image gallery

Holden has finally revealed the full details behind the next generation 2018 Holden Commodore, which is set to be based on the new Opel Insignia. While the car and final design is still over a year away, we have an image gallery of the new car undergoing testing at Holden's top secret Lang Lang proving ground...


2017 Buick LaCrosse could preview all-new Commodore: 230kW all-wheel-drive V6 with torque vectoring
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2017 Buick LaCrosse could preview all-new Commodore: 230kW all-wheel-drive V6 with torque vectoring

The new Buick LaCrosse won't be seen in Australia anytime soon, but it might just preview the new Holden Commodore. Speculation has been rife around the locally-built Commodore's replacement, with many suggesting the new Opel Insignia will act as Holden's new large car...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 21, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 21, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2018 Opel Corsa sedan spied
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2018 Opel Corsa sedan spied

The next-generation Opel Corsa sedan has been spied just days after the first pictures of the next-generation hatch arrived in our inbox. Like the earlier hatch prototype, it's hard to make out too many of the final car's styling details due to the extensive camouflage and numerous false body panels...


2018 Opel Corsa spied testing
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2018 Opel Corsa spied testing

The sixth-generation Opel Corsa has been spied in Europe ahead of its rumoured launch in 2018. With all the camouflage applied to this prototype, it's hard to make out the car's finer styling points. Despite that, though, we can see that the new Corsa will feature head- and tail-lights, and a grille, that are not dissimilar to those used on the next-generation Astra...