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Full range of 2021 Opel and Vauxhall Mokka twins revealed overseas
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3rd Sep 2020
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Full range of 2021 Opel and Vauxhall Mokka twins revealed overseas

Opel and Vauxhall have revealed their petrol and diesel powered variants of the Mokka SUV range, filling out the range alongside the Mokka-e electric version. Following in the footsteps of the Corsa hatch, the design of internal combustion and electric versions has been kept the same. A design initiative also seen of the related Peugeot 208 hatch and 2008 SUV. The newest release also adds a slightly sportier GS trim for Opel versions or SRi variant for the Vauxhall range.
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Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot merger could be signed before Christmas - reports
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27th Nov 2019
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Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot merger could be signed before Christmas - reports

The next step in the proposed US$50 billion ($73.5 billion) merger of Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and the PSA Group could be complete by the end of 2019. According to internal emails seen by Reuters and Automotive News, the PSA Group and FCA have formed multiple working groups to come up with a legally-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the merger.
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Fiat Chrysler in merger talks with Peugeot - report
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29th Oct 2019
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Fiat Chrysler in merger talks with Peugeot - report

There are reportedly high-level talks regarding a merger of Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and the PSA Group, which could create a new automaker valued at around US$50 billion ($73 billion). Sources have told the Wall Street Journal the two parties are discussing an all-share transaction. Should such a deal occur, PSA CEO Carlos Tavares would lead the newly merged automaker, while John Elkann, and head of the Agnelli family which holds a controlling stake in FCA, would become its chairman.
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Derek Fung
2021 Opel Astra to be built in Rüsselsheim, will offer electrified model
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1st Jul 2019
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2021 Opel Astra to be built in Rüsselsheim, will offer electrified model

Opel has announced the next-generation Astra small car will be built at its Rüsselsheim facility in Germany from 2021, also confirming an electrified variant. Currently, the Astra is assembled at Ellesmere Port in the UK, and Gliwice in Poland – the former supplying Australia’s now-axed Holden Astra Sportwagon, and the latter the source of the Holden Astra hatchback which remains on sale.
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James Wong
Peugeot 308: Rumours of German and UK production not true - UPDATE
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14th May 2019
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Peugeot 308: Rumours of German and UK production not true - UPDATE

The PSA Group, parent to brands including Peugeot, Citroen and Opel, could shake up its production schedule, starting with the next-generation Peugeot 308. UPDATE, 15/5/19: Automotive News Europe has published a new article this morning quoting a PSA spokesperson shutting down rumours of Peugeot 308 production outside of France. "There is no plan to produce the 308 in Germany or in the UK," the spokesperson told the publication. "We will advise on the production site when appropriate."
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