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VW brand trails market growth and rivals' big gains in Germany

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Sales of Volkswagen brand cars in Germany last month trailed rivals Ford and Opel, as well as strong market growth, in the aftermath of the automaker's emissions-rigging scandal.

Growing Buick brand set for surprise reveal in Detroit

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - For the second straight year, Buick will use the Sunday ahead of press days for the North American International Auto Show for a big premiere. The entry-level premium brand will show journalists the Chinese-built Buick Envision compact SUV for the U.S. market and another surprise car. Representatives of the GM brand are mum on what that is, but some analysts predict it could be a latest version of the Verano small car or a small-car concept based off an Opel Astra or Adam — or possibly an all-new large car, or the latest Enclave SUV or Regal sedan.

Trademarks indicate Buick Regal wagon could be on the way

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - American wagon fans have been waiting for General Motors to import a Buick-badged version of the Opel Insignia Sports Tourer since the current Insignia-based Regal hit dealers. If a new patent filing is any indication, that day could be coming soon. Buick has filed a pair of new trademarks that could point to the arrival of a wagon variant of the next-gen Regal sedan in 2017.

Opel brings back a GT

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - A reliable source tells Germany's Auto Bild magazone that Opel engineers in Rüsselsheim are working on a new version of the legendary Opel GT. Opel wants to bolster his image with a high-profile sports car that's more like a Chevrolet Corvette than a Saturn Sky. The vehicle may appear at the Geneva auto show in March 2016.

The Coming Disruption Of The Auto Industry, Fueled By Diesel

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - European automakers could be facing the biggest crisis in postwar history, brought on by the demonization of diesel. No day seems to pass without a new revelation about diesel cars far over the legal emission limits. The political winds begin to blow into the faces of EU automakers dependent on “oil burners,” as they are called in the jargon. Diesel exhaust emissions have been labelled as carcinogenic by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Every second car sold in the EU is diesel driven.

Vauxhall to publish real-world mpg and emissions stats from 2016

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Vauxhall is now the second UK car company to commit to real-world emissions testing on its model range. Vauxhall's parent company Opel will publish real-world emissions test results from summer 2016, aiming for transparency on fuel economy and NOx emissions.