June 19, 2014
- Two new engines, four different tunes.
June 18, 2014
- Opel's refreshed 2015 Meriva finally receives the long-anticipated entry-level "whisper-diesel."
- Peugeot might not loom large on our radar screen since it doesn't market in North America, but overseas (and counted together with its Citroën brand), the French automaker is a big player - the eighth largest in the world, in fact, ahead of Suzuki, Mazda, Mercedes, BMW and (crucially) its cross-town rival Renault. The 508 is one of Peugeot's most vital products, positioned against (but selling in fewer numbers than) the Volkswagen Passat, Opel Insignia, Ford Mondeo and Skoda Superb....
- The new Astra is slated for a 2016 release date.
June 17, 2014
- General Motors subsidiary Opel has come to terms on a severance package for workers at its Bochum factory, set to close this year as part of the company’s restructuring plan. Reuters reports Opel’s management reached a “binding and reliable" agreement with German labor union IG Metall. NASDAQ adds workers will receive €552 million ($748 million […]
- General Motors has taken a critical step in the restructuring of Opel by agreeing to spend $750 million on severance and retirement packages for 3,300 members of the IG Metal, the German metalworkers union. The move is part of the plan to return GM Europe to profitability by 2015. To get more insights, go to TheDetroitBureau.com.
- Opel had been in negotiations with the German labor union.
June 16, 2014
- Clocking a lap time of less than eight minutes on the Nürburgring is a real feat in just about any car. But a front-driver? That's the gauntlet that Seat threw down March when it hustled its new Leon Cupra 280 around the Nordschleife in 7:58.4, knocking Renault off its perch for the quickest front-drive lap of the famous German track. In doing so, Seat practically handed Renault - which had claimed the record time and time again - an embossed invitation to beat its time, and Renault was...
- With increased government regulations, how does Opel produce an attractive and efficient vehicle? Mark Adams sheds some light.
- Analysts are doubtful.