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How Carlos Tavares can use LCVs to boost output and profits at PSA-Opel

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - As Carlos Tavares prepares to integrate Opel/Vauxhall into the PSA Group, he must minimize disruptive plant closures and job cuts in his bid to save money and develop synergies.

Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R to be brand’s last V8-engined car

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R will be the last V8-engined Vauxhall as the swansong to the Holden Commodore-based VXR8, production of which comes to an end later this year. The hardcore GTS-R will be launched at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Vauxhall bids farewell to four-door hot rod

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The VXR8 is essentially a British-spec version of the Chevrolet SS, meaning it's a casualty of General Motors' decision to stop manufacturing Holden-branded cars in Australia. For its final, most extreme evolution, it receives a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine tuned to produce 586 horsepower and 545 pound-feet of torque. The eight-cylinder spins the rear wheels via a limited-slip differential, but transmission options remain unconfirmed.

Mainstream family cars must boost appeal to fight premium rivals

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The likes of Vauxhall, Ford and Volkswagen must increase the appeal of their large family cars or risk being squeezed out of the sector by premium brands, according to the product marketing boss at Opel, Andreas Marx. Sales of D-segment cars such as the Insignia, Mondeo and Passat have plummeted in recent years, as buyers have downsized, moved to more popular SUV body styles or switched to premium models such as the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class, many of which are as cheap as their mass-market rivals to lease due to their better residual values.

Vauxhall Prepping For 2017 Goodwood FoS With Classic And Modern Cars

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - With just a little over a month to go until the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Vauxhall have announced their presence with a host of classic and modern vehicles.