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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.

VW Golf challenged by new Opel Astra, Renault Megane in Europe's compact segment

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The new Opel Astra will move into second place in Europe's volume compact segment next year and take sales from the top-selling VW Golf, analysts believe. Renault will also get a boost from the new Megane.

GM’s Opel finding path from automotive wilderness

Posted By Charlie on Articles - After more than 15 years wandering in the automotive wilderness, and accumulating something more than $15 billion in losses, GM’s Opel looks to be more on track than any time since its glory days in the early 1990s. Opel is winning awards for its once-dreadful marketing and for its cars, last month claiming AutoBild’s coveted Golden Steering Wheel for the new Astra compact. Its losses are winnowing and European market share is creeping back up, despite the high-profile decision to exit the unpredictable Russian market.

Opel denies understating CO2 emissions on Zafira minivan

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Opel has denied understating CO2 emissions and fuel consumption after a German media report said the carmaker's own tests on its Zafira minivan had shown strong deviations from official data.

PSA must improve performance in Germany, CEO says

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - PSA must urgently improve its position in Germany, where its market share lags rivals VW brand and Opel as the automaker fails to convince customers of the value and attractiveness of its cars, CEO Carlos Tavares told a German magazine.

First Buick Cascada Rolls Off the Assembly Line in Poland

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The Cascada is the first Buick model built by GM's Gliwice, Poland plant. It also produces the Opel Cascada for European markets, and in February 2015, the plant began exporting the Holden Cascada to the Australian and New Zealand markets.