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New 2020 Vauxhall Mokka X to gain electric version

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The next-generation Vauxhall Mokka X small SUV, due to go into production in 2020, will offer an electric powertrain. The move is part of the PSA Group’s plans to accelerate the electrification of the Vauxhall and Opel ranges, including a plug-in hybrid or electric version of every model.

General Motors to close seven factories, axe 15% of workforce

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - General Motors is planning to shut seven factories and shed 15% of its workforce as part of a major restructure that will also involve shifting investment into developing autonomous and electric vehicles. The US firm has struggled with falling sales in recent years prompting a major revamp, which has included selling Vauxhall and Opel, its British and European brands, to the PSA Group.

PSA deal aims to create win-win for Opel, French engineering firm

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - PSA's plan to transfer 2,000 engineering posts at Opel's underutilized Ruesselsheim engineering center to Segula Technologies is supposed to protect jobs while giving the French firm a coveted foothold in Germany.

PSA may still close a UK Vauxhall factory post-Brexit

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Vauxhall may lose one of its two UK manufacturing plants if the market declines after the UK leaves the European Union, according to a report. An unnamed source close to the brand told Bloomberg that the PSA Group, which took ownership of Opel and Vauxhall in 2017, is considering the best response to a potential drop in new car sales post-Brexit.

Opel to Lead EV Charge for PSA Groupe, Become All-Electrified Brand by 2024

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Opel clarified Thursday the role it will play in the electrification scheme of its new owner, PSA Groupe, the conglomerate also in charge of Peugeot, Citroën, and DS. The automaker states that as part of its "Pace!" plan, it will electrify the entirety of its lineup in the next few years as replacements for legacy General Motors products arrive. Eight new models are on the way within the next two years, along with significant electric boosts for two models in particular. Its compact Grandland X crossover—a Peugeot 3008 relative—will be offered as a plug-in hybrid.

Opel LCV chief Stoever expects big boost from move to PSA's platforms

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Light commercial vehicles are playing a bigger role at Opel/Vauxhall under PSA ownership and Tobias Stoever, Opel's senior manager for LCVs, expects a move to the French automaker's platforms will give Opel a "big boost," as he explained to...

Sure, GM Europe Is Gone, but the Automaker Hasn’t Entirely Pulled up Stakes

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - General Motors vacated the continent in fine style last year, flushing the Vauxhall and Opel brand to Groupe PSA in a deal worth about 2. 2 billion Euro.