August 2, 2014

Opel Adam going rallying

Photo Opel Adam R2 Rally car

Opel is adding a bit of rally credibility to the new Adam by taking it rallying with an Adam R2 rally car for a one-make cup. The new Opel Adam (and Vauxhall Adam, for that matter) is a car we love the look of – even if it does seem to be a mish-mash of […]

Vauxhall & Opel could merge with Peugeot Citroen.

GM Europe PSA Joint Venture Planned

GM Europe (Opel and Vauxhall) could extend their deal with PSA (Peugeot Citroen) with a Joint Venture or merger. When GM Europe and PSA announced they were forming an alliance earlier this year, we asked if this was an admission that the mainstream car market in Europe had changed forever, and an alliance between Opel, […]

2013 Astra Cabrio caught on video

Spy photo of 2013 Astra Cabrio

We have video of the 2013 Opel / Vauxhall Astra Cabriolet on video ahead of its debut at the Paris Motor Show. We’re guessing that even though the 2013 Astra Cabriolet (which will arrive as both the Vauxhall and Opel Cabrio) is due to debut at the Paris Motor Show next month, it won’t be […]

Vauxhall / Opel Adam spied undisguised

Vauxhall / Opel Adam spied

The GM rival for the MINI and Fiat 500 – the Vauxhall and Opel Adam – has been caught undisguised on a photo shoot in Spain. The last news we had of what we thought was going to be the Opel Junior was GM’s announcement that it would actually be the Opel Adam – named […]

New Opel/Vauxhall Astra saloon revealed – but not for the UK

Opel/Vauxhall Astra saloon

The new Astra with a boot has been revealed but it’s not heading for the UK. It will, however, be offered in Germany and Spain. The hatchback has taken over the car world in recent years when it comes to family cars (although we could see the crossover / compact SUV supplant it before long), […]

Vauxhall: Three new engine ranges arriving in next year

New Vauxhall Engine Range

Vauxhall – and we assume Opel – are planning three new engine ranges to launch in the next twelve months. Vauxhall has revealed that they are planning a wholesale revamp of their engine range with the launch of three new engine ranges in the next year, starting with a new 1.6 litre turbo petrol. The new turbo petrol engine […]

Vauxhall Adam (& Opel Adam): GM’s new ‘MINI’ in Europe

Vauxhall Adam

GM’s MINI rivalling new small car for Europe will be the Vauxhall Adam, an odd name to celebrate the founder of Opel. It’s been known as the Opel ‘Junior’ (and, of course, Vauxhall ‘Junior’ for the UK) as it’s been blatting round roads camouflaged with swirly paint and bolt-on panels. But now it has a […]

Vauxhall & Opel – no plant closures before 2014

Vauxhall Mokka

Despite reports that GM Europe are planning closures at Vauxhall and Opel, GM boss says there will be no closures before 2014. GM in Europe are not having an easy time of things, with both Vauxhall and Opel struggling for sales as the car market in Europe polarises and the mainstream car makers struggle. GM have made […]

Vauxhall Ampera & Chevy Volt win European Car of the Year 2012. Are they mad?

White Vauxhall Ampera

The Vauxhall / Opel Ampera (& the Chevy Volt) has won the European Car of the year 2012. Which seems completely stupid. Last year we had a car that almost no one is buying – the Nissan LEAF – voted Car of the Year. And having set a precedent for barking mad choices on a COTY panel, […]

GM & Peugeot Citroen Alliance. The beginning of the end for mass market car makers?

GM, Peugeot, Citroen, Vauxhall & Opel logos

General Motors (GM) and Peugeot Citroen (PSA) have formed an alliance to cut costs and develop new cars. But is this an admission  mass car makers are no longer viable? Yesterday we had an email announcing that GM and PSA had formed an alliance to share buying power, co-develop new models and share platforms in […]

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