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DS to launch flagship BMW 5 Series-rivalling saloon in 2020

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - DS is primed to launch a flagship saloon as early as 2020, according to company sources. It is thought that the new luxury model will be based on the PSA Group’s EMP2 platform, which underpins numerous other cars within the company including the DS 7 Crossback, the recently revealed Peugeot 508 and the Vauxhall Insignia.

France Thinks It Can Return to U.S. Auto Market On a Shoestring Budget

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Since acquiring Opel and Vauxhall from General Motors, France’s PSA Group has dropped not-so-subtle hints that it wants back into the American market. Chief executive Carlos Tavares said the group is already engineering upcoming models to meet US regulations.

Used car buying guide: Vauxhall Astra VXR

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - In this age of smart diffs, let’s hear it for the Mk5 Astra VXR, a 237bhp hooligan with muscle-building torque steer. In 2008, former Le Mans 24 Hours winner Manuel Reuter piloted a production example around the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 8min 35sec, at the time a record for a hot hatch.

Opel's OPC performance sub-brand likely safe

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Since its sale last year by General Motors to French auto giant PSA Group, Opel has refrained from using its OPC (Opel Performance Center) designation for performance models, instead opting for GSi, which traditionally has sat below OPC.

2019 Vauxhall Corsa ‘won’t be compromised’ despite ditching GM architecture

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The new Vauxhall Corsa “will not be compromised in any way” despite being developed in less than two years by PSA Group after a signed-off design based on previous owner General Motors’ (GM) architecture was axed. A revised Corsa was set to be launched this year, sitting on a modified version of GM’s Astra platform (it was spotted testing early last year; see picture above).

PSA Resilient As It Struggles To Turnaround Serial Loss-maker Opel Vauxhall

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Opel-Vauxhall lost about $1 billion a year for 20 years, so it was never going to be easy for PSA to fix the ailing company, bought from General Motors last year for $2.6 billion.

Vauxhall Grandland X Ultimate 2.0 2018 UK review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Does an upgraded spec and a bigger engine make the Grandland X an even more competent crossover? Our first impression of the Vauxhall Grandland X was of a crossover that was perfectly solid but did little to stand out.