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Opel teases new concept, next-gen Corsa confirmed for 2019

Opel has revealed its upcoming model and development plans at its TechDay, hosted at the company's Rüsselsheim engineering centre in Germany. Freshly acquired by France's PSA Group, parent to brands like Citroen and Peugeot, Opel confirmed it will develop the group's next-generation of four-cylinder petrol engines and light commercial vehicles, along with teasing a new concept bound for reveal later this year...

ACCC adds 1.1 million vehicles to compulsory Takata recall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has added around 1.1 million vehicles to the Takata airbag recall, publishing a new list of vehicles previously not known to have been affected. While these models aren't under active recall just yet, the ACCC has identified them as subject to future recalls by their respective manufacturers as part of the compulsory campaign that requires affected makes to replace all defective airbags before the end of 2020...

VXR brand to live on under Groupe PSA - report

There are still plenty of questions about Opel and Vauxhall under their new Groupe PSA ownership, but one thing is becoming clear: there's still a place for hotted-up sports models under French ownership. A report from CarBuyer quotes a Vauxhall brand spokesperson, who says "VXR will survive" under the new ownership, although the sub-brand will likely need to shift from larger-displacement engines to compact hybrids...

Time Machine Tuesday: April 17, 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of April 17 in years past...

2019 Opel Mokka X spied

The new-generation Opel Mokka X has been spied on the snowy roads of Sweden this week, giving us a first look at the company's overhauled CX-3 rival. Having previously shared its underpinnings with the Chevrolet/Holden Trax, the next-generation of Opel's popular baby crossover will almost certainly going ride on a platform provided by PSA Peugeot Citroen...

Opel Corsa EV confirmed for 2020

Opel has confirmed the next-generation Corsa will be offered with an all-electric powertrain. In a statement released to European press, the company confirmed a pure-electric hatch will follow the regular Corsa, expected to launch in 2019. All versions will be built in Zaragoza, Spain – the first PSA Group facility to produce a pure-electric Opel or Vauxhall model...

Peugeot will electrify all models by 2025, planning return to the US

Carlos Tavares, CEO of the PSA Group, parent company of Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel and Vauxhall, outlined his company's plans for electrified vehicles and the world's second-largest car market. Electrification Speaking at the Automotive News World Congress on the sidelines of the 2018 Detroit motor show, Tavares committed to offering at least one fully-electric or partially-electric version of each of the company's models by 2025...

PSA Group wants refund from GM for Opel purchase - report

The PSA Group, parent company of Peugeot and Citroen, is reportedly seeking a refund from General Motors for half the purchase price of Opel. According to Reuters' sources, PSA understands Opel will significantly exceed the European Union's 2021 CO2 emissions target for passenger vehicles of 95 grams of CO2 per kilometre — equivalent to 3...

Opel announces turnaround and expansion plans

Opel has announced its turnaround plan as promised, 100 days after the PSA Group took ownership of the German and British automaker. At press conference overnight, Michael Lohscheller, Opel's recently installed CEO, laid out details about its "Pace!" strategy, which aims to bring Opel into the black by 2020 after two decades in the red...

Opel to become Peugeot's electric R&D hub, expand into new markets - report

Details about the restructuring of Opel under the leadership of the PSA Group, owner of the Peugeot, Citroen and DS brands, have leaked ahead of their official announcement. According to the Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung, Opel's Russelsheim technical centre will become a key research hub for the French-German automaker, and will focus on developing partial or full electrification solutions for all of PSA's platforms...

2018 Commodore (sort of) shortlisted for World Car of the Year

The Opel Insignia, near-identical twin to the Holden Commodore, has been nominated for World Car of the Year. The replacement for the locally-built Commodore, set to arrive in dealerships in February next year, is among 35 cars nominated for the award, won by the Jaguar F-Pace last year. Previous winners also include the Mazda MX-5, Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz A-Class...