July 23, 2014
- The vehicle was made at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck plant, which is set to expand production within the next two years for other vehicles.
- General Motors took the step of killing off Chevrolet in Europe earlier this year, and has long attempted to position Opel and Vauxhall as mainstream but slightly more premium offerings (analogous to how Volkswagen was once marketed in the United States). And that makes news of a new line of budget cars all the more […]
- The head of General Motors' money-losing European unit Opel said Wednesday the automaker will halt sales of the Detroit-built plug-in hybrid Opel Ampera after disappointing sales.
- As part of its European revival plans Vauxhall will look to rival the Dacia Sandero and Duster models with its own entry-level hatchback and small SUV Vauxhall boss Karl-Thomas Neumann has confirmed the company is planning a new line of entry-level vehicles to rival the likes of Dacia.Speaking to the Financial Times, Neumann said the budget sector was "very interesting," and confirmed the brand was "definitely looking at the segment."The plan involves bringing in two new low-cost models to plug...
July 22, 2014
- Since July 1, the newly-formed Opel Group has assumed full responsibility for Europe's operations.
- The Adam has managed 12 class wins in 15 starts over the course of just seven months.
- General Motors plans to make its European operations profitable are taking shape as the automaker has rebranded its European unit as the Opel Group and a renewed its focus on small, profitable cars. GM's operations have lost nearly $18 billion in the last decade. To get all of the details, go to TheDetroitBureau.com.
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- European buyers may soon have one fewer plug-in vehicle to choose from, with news that the Opel Ampera--European cousin to the Chevrolet Volt--could be dropped due to slow sales. The Ampera arrived to much critical acclaim, just as the Volt did in the U.S. While expensive--it hit the market at just shy of $60,000 back in 2012--critics praised the...