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Vauxhall's long lost sports car - the original GT Concept

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - When Vauxhall-Opel’s designers set out a few months ago to uncover the all-important history that would provide provenance for their latest Geneva design study - called GT Concept - they at first came up with two important sports car proposals of the 1960s: the German-built Opel Experimental GT of 1965 and the British-made Vauxhall XVR of 1966. Both were sports cars, designed to alert an audience to the fact that, after the recent opening of design centres remote from the parent company’s US headquarters, Vauxhall and Opel now had the capability to design fully-fledged cars of their own.

How Opel, Ford will make Europe a reliable profit source after years of struggle

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Ford and General Motors' European units have both suffered tough times in recent years but 2016 looks likely to be different. GM Europe is set to break even, while Ford of Europe expects to become the money-making machine it was from 2004 until 2011.

GM pitches new product strategy to skeptical investors

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - General Motors executives used to boast about how frequently the company redesigned cars and trucks. Now, the automaker wants to double the lifespan of vehicle platforms as part of a broader effort to slash and redirect capital spending, GM executives said.

Opel Zafira Tourer Loses Boomerang Headlights, Gets Astra Face

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The new Opel/Vauxhall Zafira Tourer MPV is getting ready for its first facelift, with the update to bring it in line with the new corporal identity and add more safety features.

Opel GT Concept: A study in avant-garde

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Ready to grab its share of the limelight at the Geneva Auto Show, the new Opel GT Concept was “created to capture the bold, emotional spirit of the Opel brand,” according to Mark Adams, Vice President, Design Europe.

Opel GT Concept To Debut In Geneva

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - While General Motors is making waves in North America with the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV that was unveiled earlier this month, the European arm of the manufacturer has released a few images of their new sports car design study.

Opel ADAM and IntelliLux LED Matrix Light in the New Astra Win at “Best Cars 2016” Readers’ Choice Awards

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Opel bring home two prizes at the 40th “Best Cars” readers’ choice awards conducted by magazine auto motor und sport. The trendy Opel ADAM cruised to an overall success in the mini-car category with 26 percent of all votes. In addition, Opel also won the “International Paul Pietsch Award 2016” for innovative technology. A jury consisting of 26 editors-in-chief from 21 countries chose Opel’s adaptive IntelliLux LED® matrix light featured in the new Astra as the winner of the renowned award.

Opel shows off GT sports car but says a production version is not planned

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Opel/Vauxhall said its GT Concept that will be unveiled at the Geneva auto show is unlikely to go into production. Opel released images of the concept for a small sports coupe.