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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 2017

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 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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Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann resigns as Peugeot takeover moves forward
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Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann resigns as Peugeot takeover moves forward

Karl-Thomas Neumann has stepped down from his position as CEO of Opel, effective immediately. Neumann has been replaced by Michael Lohscheller, who has been Opel's chief financial officer (CFO) since September 2012. Neumann will remain on Opel's management board until the sale of Opel/Vauxhall to Group PSA, parent company of Peugeot, Citroen and DS, is completed...


Pope Francis receives new Opel Ampera-e
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Pope Francis receives new Opel Ampera-e

An all-electric Opel Ampera-e has been given to Pope Francis as part of the Vatican City's push to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions. The Opel Ampera-e is essentially a Chevrolet Bolt with different grilles and badging. The two cars feature the same drivetrain consisting of a 150kW/360Nm electric motor and a 60kWh lithium-ion battery pack...


Opel/Vauxhall sale held up by disagreement over on-going development work - report
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Opel/Vauxhall sale held up by disagreement over on-going development work - report

The sale of Opel and Vauxhall to the PSA Group, owner of the Peugeot, Citroen and DS brands, has reportedly hit a snag. Sources have informed the Allgemeine Zeitung the company's works council has paused the transition timeline. Employee information sessions, which were due to be held this week, have been postponed indefinitely...


Opel Grandland X SUV revealed
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Opel Grandland X SUV revealed

German brand Opel, newly under French ownership, has revealed its upcoming new Grandland X mid-sized SUV today. Entering above the compact Mokka X and Meriva-replacing Crossland X, the third X model in Opel's new-generation SUV trifecta will make its first public appearance at September's Frankfurt motor show...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 7, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 7, 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...


Holden confirms 2018 Commodore 0-100km/h target, new details revealed
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Holden confirms 2018 Commodore 0-100km/h target, new details revealed

The 2018 Holden Commodore has this week gone on sale in Europe as the new Opel Insignia, with the local arm of General Motors releasing new details of the upcoming family car - including the target 0-100km/h time for the front-wheel-drive 2.0-litre turbo model. As previously reported, the new Commodore will be available locally with a 2...


Peugeot family says Opel purchase part of plan to 'conquer' the world
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Peugeot family says Opel purchase part of plan to 'conquer' the world

Members of the Peugeot family have revealed more of the rationale behind the PSA Group's purchase of the bulk of GM's European operations, including Opel and Vauxhall. Reuters reports that Jean-Philippe and Robert Peugeot sat down for an interview with Welt am Sonntag, and presented further thoughts on the 2.2 billion euro ($3.1 billion) deal...


2017 Geneva motor show: Full walkaround experience
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2017 Geneva motor show: Full walkaround experience

Missed out on going to this year's 2017 Geneva motor show? Join Dave as he takes you to each corner of all seven halls of one of the world's best automotive exhibitions. In this epic from-the-show-floor film, you’ll see everything from the show-stopping Aston Martin Valkyrie, Ferrari 812 Superfast, and McLaren 720S, to race cars and concept cars that will leave you breathless...


2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience
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2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience

If you don't already know, Geneva is in Switzerland. And while some Aussies might miss having motor shows here in Oz, few will see that as enough of an excuse to splash out to attend a major international one. Luckily, this year's 2017 Geneva motor show (on until March 19) was my first, and it was so good, I didn't want anyone to miss out...


2017 Geneva motor show gallery
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2017 Geneva motor show gallery

The 2017 Geneva motor show is done and dusted, leaving us with only fond memories and heightened anticipation for the arrival of newly revealed cars to Australian shores. On the ground in Geneva, our own David Zalstein ran about with the camera to help tell the story of the show for us back home...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 10, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 10, 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...


Holden involved in Opel Insignia development since 2012
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Holden involved in Opel Insignia development since 2012

Opel says Holden’s involvement in the Insignia has been integral to the project since day one, with both design and engineering input from Australia shaping the next-generation Commodore from as far back as 2012. The Insignia, which will become the new 2018 Holden Commodore, has been engineered and designed by Opel in Europe, but the team in Australia had been actively involved with the project from the get-go...


General Motors: 'European market too challenging'
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General Motors: 'European market too challenging'

General Motors says it could no longer continue to be profitable in Europe with the changing market demands and regulatory requirements, following the sale of Opel and Vauxhall to PSA Group. Speaking to the Australian media at the Geneva motor show today, the president of General Motors, Dan Ammann, confirmed the challenges facing the American giant in Europe were too much...


Holden part of GM’s sustainable profit-focused future
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Holden part of GM’s sustainable profit-focused future

General Motors says it sees Holden as part of its future to maintain businesses that are sustainable and profitable in the long term. Speaking to the Australian media at the Geneva Motor Show today, the president of General Motors, Dan Ammann, emphasised GM’s plan to ensure its global operations show strong signs of efficient growth...


General Motors '100 per cent' committed to Holden despite Opel sale
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General Motors '100 per cent' committed to Holden despite Opel sale

General Motors confirmed it is completely committed to the future of Holden in Australia, following the sale of Opel and Vauxhall to the Peugeot Citroen (PSA) group in Europe yesterday. Speaking to the Australian media at the Geneva Motor Show today, Dan Ammann, the president of General Motors, said the sale of Opel and Vauxhall should have no real material impact on the operation of Holden in the short to medium future...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 3, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 3, 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...


2017 Opel Insignia Country Tourer spied
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2017 Opel Insignia Country Tourer spied

The next-generation Opel Insignia Country Tourer, the soft-roading version of the car we'll know as the Holden Commodore, has been spied undergoing testing in Europe. This prototype wears a light camouflage up front, hiding potential changes to the front bumper. Opel hasn't made any attempt to hide the Country Tourer's raised suspension, wheel arch protectors, higher profile tyres or grained plastic side sills...


PSA plan to buy Opel advancing - UPDATE
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PSA plan to buy Opel advancing - UPDATE

PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares will meet UK prime minister Theresa May to discuss the company's intention to buy the money-losing Opel and Vauxhall brands from General Motors. The planned talks must be construed as a clear indication that PSA's intent to take-over GM's European arms is serious and advanced...


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...