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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 Neumann has been replaced by Michael Lohscheller, who has been Opel's chief financial officer (CFO) since September 2012.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

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

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

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...

PSA board approves Opel takeover, announcement due Monday - UPDATE

UPDATE: It is now official, Opel has been sold to PSA Group. Story here. French automotive giant PSA Group is on the brink of completing a deal to buy General Motors' Opel and Vauxhall divisions, according to a report out of Europe over the weekend. More, the companies are now expect to announce details at 9:15am, Monday morning, in Europe - 7:15pm tonight, Australian time...

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...

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...

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

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 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...

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...