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2009 Opel Insignia OPC spied and rendered

The performance flagship of the recently released Opel Insignia is nearing completion with an almost completely undisguised prototype captured lurking around its natural habitat at Germany’s Nürburgring. While the more timid versions are already available in showrooms, the OPC-variant embodies the “wolf in sheep’s clothing” design philosophy, packing a turbocharged V6 engine under the bonnet delivering over 224kW...

GM willing to 'give up' majority ownership of Opel

General Motors in the United States is struggling and in desperate need of more funding from the U.S. government. Meanwhile, General Motors Europe is in the same boat. Chief Operating Officer Fritz Henderson told reporters at the Geneva motorshow that his company will run out of money in the second quarter of this year without assistance from European governments...

Opel Ampera official gallery released

Now that the Opel Ampera has finally made its global public debut at the Geneva Motor Show, we can bring you the full high-quality image gallery. Just a reminder, CarAdvice is currently running a poll to determine which Volt derivative you prefer - so remember to vote.

Opel Ampera unveiled before Geneva

While Holden has confirmed it will adapt the US Chevrolet Volt for the local market in 2012, GM has released the first official image of the arguably more attractive Opel Ampera ahead of its global debut. Essentially sharing the same underpinnings as the Volt, the Ampera has been redesigned to better suit the European market and the results are certainly striking to say the least...

Daimler not interested in Opel, SAAB or Volvo

Daimler last night reaffirmed to the press that it has "no interest" in acquiring Opel, SAAB or Volvo. Although the purchase could immediately give Daimler a sizable share of the market, management has stated quite bluntly that the decision is final. "A takeover of Opel is not on the agenda. That also goes for Volvo or SAAB," Daimler management board member Thomas Weber said...

German government reluctant to assist Opel

The German government has expressed its reluctance to assist Opel as it waits for the manufacturer to present a future business plan before considering any state guarantees. Suffering under the economic woes of its parent company, General Motors, Opel sought help from the German government to finance a 3.3 billion euro ($6...

2009 Opel Ampera, new Euro Volt

Opel is set to reveal the Ampera Electric car at this year's Geneva Motor Show, effectively unveiling the European design for the Chevrolet Volt. The five-door, four-seat Opel Ampera uses an identical platform to the Volt, utilising GM's Voltec electric propulsion technology...

Opel will get Volt before Chev in Europe

It has been revealed that General Motors will debut its new plug-in electric Volt in European markets under the guise of Opel before the Chevrolet variant appears.   General Motor's wants Opel/Vauxhall to appear as the technological flagship among the European markets, driving the decision to release a variant of the Volt under the brand...

Spied: Insignia OPC at the Ring

The Opel Insignia has certainly made an impression since the staggered reveal of the sedan, hatch and wagon variants over the past few weeks. Now the final iteration has been spotted prowling the Nurburgring during a stint of performance testing.   Whilst on paper, the Insignia may seem out of place of the world's most infamous circuit; this is actually our first glimpse of the performance flagship OPC model...

2009 Opel Meriva spy shots and CGI

Our spy photographers have produced the best images so far of the upcoming Opel Meriva, along with an artist’s impression of the new model. Heavily camouflaged to confuse both the eye and the lens, these images reveal a unique new design feature of the Meriva despite the best efforts of the manufacturers to disguise it...

Opel Insignia Video

While we are still unsure as to whether or not the Opel Insignia will become the next Holden Vectra, this video makes it even more desirable. For more info on the Insignia, click here.