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Peugeot parent completes takeover of Opel/Vauxhall from GM

The PSA Group, the parent company behind Peugeot, Citroen and DS, completed its takeover of Opel and Vauxhall from GM on August 1. Opel has promised to deliver a new performance plan within 100 days, with the key goal of achieving operational profitability by 2020 and a six per cent profit margin by 2026...

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HSV GTSR arrives in UK; looks weird with Pommy plates on it
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HSV GTSR arrives in UK; looks weird with Pommy plates on it

Last month we told you about 15 very special Aussie HSV GTSR beasts that were bound for the UK and set to be rebadged as Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-Rs. Well, they've arrived… and they look a bit strange wearing British number plates. “They’re finally here,” Vauxhall proclaimed in a press release alerting media to a stack of fresh hi-res images of its newly-arrived VXR8 GTS-R...


EU approves Peugeot's purchase of Opel/Vauxhall from GM
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EU approves Peugeot's purchase of Opel/Vauxhall from GM

The PSA Group's purchase of Opel and Vauxhall from General Motors has been given the go-ahead from the European Union's antitrust authorities. With approval secured from the EU, one of the key hurdles has been cleared in the 2.2 billion euro ($3.3 billion) purchase of the majority of General Motors' European operations by the PSA Group...


Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R: 15 Aussie HSV GTSRs rebadged for UK
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Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R: 15 Aussie HSV GTSRs rebadged for UK

Strewth! It turns out 15 of our HSV GTSR supercharged specials are going to the Poms, badged as Vauxhalls. Dubbed the Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R, the 435kW/740Nm supercharged 6.2-litre LSA V8-powered HSV GTSR will not only rock their limey socks off, it’ll also become the most-powerful car Vauxhall has ever sold in the company’s 114-year history...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Australian Mike Simcoe to become GM's global design chief on May 1
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Australian Mike Simcoe to become GM's global design chief on May 1

Australian designer Michael Simcoe will take over from Ed Welburn as the vice president of General Motors Global Design on May 1. In the process, Simcoe will become the seventh global design leader at GM, following in the footsteps of Harley Earl, Bill Mitchell, Irvin Rybicki, Chuck Jordan, Wayne Cherry, and the soon-to-depart Ed Welburn...


April Fools’ Day wrap: The best of 2016
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April Fools’ Day wrap: The best of 2016

In case you missed it, today is the 1st of April – April Fools’ Day. And while CarAdvice had our own fun, there were plenty of others who tried their best to make fools of us all. You may have spotted our three not-quite-genuine 'news' stories that went live on the site in the wee hours of this morning: Tesla creates DIY supercar, 2017 Ford Ranger Raptor Hybrid spied, and New bike laws proposed: cyclists to earn demerit points, risk having bikes crushed...


Vauxhall Maloo LSA uncovered: brutal ute on sale in the UK
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Vauxhall Maloo LSA uncovered: brutal ute on sale in the UK

General Motors brand Vauxhall has uncovered its version of the HSV Maloo R8 LSA ute in the form of the Vauxhall Maloo LSA. The company has stated frankly that it positions the ute as a performance model, stating that "while our rivals will wow you with improvements in emissions and fuel economy in a CV’s (commercial vehicle's) new model year, our offering – the new Maloo LSA – is more likely to impress with the arrival of its all-new, supercharged 6...


2016 Opel Astra spied on the road in Europe
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2016 Opel Astra spied on the road in Europe

Our spy photographers have snapped photos of the next-generation Opel Astra on public roads in Europe, giving us our clearest look yet at the next-generation hatchback. Compared to earlier prototypes, the latest pre-production versions of the Astra are clothed with production body work, bumpers and lighting...


Opel Corsa OPC revealed with 152kW turbo
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Opel Corsa OPC revealed with 152kW turbo

Overnight GM pulled the sheets off the new Opel Corsa OPC/Vauxhall Corsa VXR hot hatch, which looks barely a pixel different to the leaked images that surfaced the yesterday. Under the bonnet, the Opel Corsa OPC features a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine churning out 152kW of power and 245Nm of torque, with up to 280Nm available on overboost...


Opel Corsa OPC/Vauxhall Corsa VXR photos leaked online
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Opel Corsa OPC/Vauxhall Corsa VXR photos leaked online

Purported promotional images of the new Opel Corsa OPC/Vauxhall Corsa VXR have been leaked online a day ahead of the car's official unveiling. It's widely expected that the Corsa OPC/VXR will be powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine pumping out around 150kW of power and 250Nm of torque for the front wheels to handle...


Vauxhall Viva city hatch unveiled
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Vauxhall Viva city hatch unveiled

General Motors has taken the wraps off its affordable city car for the European market, which will be sold as either the Vauxhall Viva or Opel Karl depending on the market. At 3680mm from front to rear, the new five-door, five-seat Viva is just 40mm longer than the Holden Barina Spark. In the UK and Europe, the Viva/Karl will initially be offered only with a 55kW 1...


Next-generation GM infotainment system to run on Android OS
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Next-generation GM infotainment system to run on Android OS

GM's next-generation entertainment and navigation system will be built on the Android OS, although it's not clear when, or even if, the next-gen units will begin to appear in Holden cars. Dinesh Paliwal, Harman CEO, spoke to Automotive News about the next-generation entertainment and navigation system that his company is building for GM as part of a US$900 million ($1...