While General Motors foreshadows even more cuts to its global organisation, the new boss-in-waiting of Opel, Carlos Tavares, says it could stage a renewed export drive outside Europe as soon as 2018. Tavares is keen to export Opels to markets where PSA brands Peugeot and Citroen aren’t popular such as the USA.
The Opel Insignia Grand Sport hatchback will replace the traditional four-door sedan.
PSA Peugeot-Citroen's bold plan for Vauxhall/Opel comes with certain immediate promises, but Graham Hope wonders what happens after that.
Buick's next-generation Regal could bow at the New York Auto Show. Essentially an Americanized Opel Insignia, the model will be offered as a five-door hatchback with a sedan-like look and as a station wagon, but the current four-door sedan body style will not be replaced.
The new 2018 Buick Regal will be offered in the same sportback and wagon guises as the Opel Insignia Grand Sport and debut publicly at next month’s New York Auto Show, reports Automotive News.
General Motors has plans to swap the American spec Buick Regal sedan with the brand’s first wagon in ages. The replacement Regals are anticipated to be rebadged Opel Insignia Grand Sport hatchbacks and Sports Tourer wagons, both of which were on display at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show this month.
As General Motors bids au revoir to its Opel/Vauxhall operations, the automaker has confirmed it will remain in the European premium market with Chevy performance cars and Cadillac. But why?
General Motors plans to replace the Buick Regal sedan in the United States with a sedan-styled five-door hatchback and Buick’s first wagon in two decades, according to two auto forecast firms. The new Regal models are expected to be rebadged versions of Opel’s Insignia Grand Sport hatchback and Insignia Sports Tourer wagon, which were showcased last week at the Geneva auto show.
Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Muller has refused to rule out forging a partnership with Fiat-Chrysler - but says that no talks have taken place. At the recent Geneva motor show Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) boss Sergio Marchionne speculated that VW would be hardest hit by the union of PSA Group and Opel, as they formed Europe’s second largest car maker.
With the sale of Opel and Vauxhall to France’s PSA Groupe, General Motors certainly lost a foothold in the right-hand drive development department. Specifically, Vauxhall has long been a source of engineering expertise for right-hand drive programs, since the British refuse to accept they’re placing the steering wheel on the wrong side of the car.