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Opel teases new “bold and pure” design language

Opel announced Wednesday plans to unveil a new concept car by the end of the year. The concept, previewed in a single teaser shot, will introduce Opel's new design language “bold and pure,” which the German brand will use to mark its new era away from the control of former parent General Motors. Coinciding with its arrival will also be a new...

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2019 Opel Astra spy shots

Opel engineers are out testing a prototype for a facelifted version of the Astra compact hatchback. The facelifted Astra is expected on sale in markets where Opel operates sometime next year. The tweaks constitute a mid-cycle update for the current Astra which made its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show. We can expect a new front fascia and revised...

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2018 Opel Corsa GSi hot hatch revealed with 148 horsepower

German automaker Opel recently revived its GSi performance trim with a hot version of its Insignia sedan and wagon. Now, Opel has revealed the second model to receive the GSi treatment: the Corsa subscompact. The Corsa GSi is all about agile handling. That's why the car's 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 delivers just 148 horsepower and 162 pound-feet. It's...

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Former Opel boss joins US electric car startup Evelozcity

Evelozcity, an electric car startup based in Los Angeles and formed by ex-Faraday Future staff, announced last week the appointment of Karl-Thomas Neumann as the new head of mobility and European operations. Neumann has almost three decades of experience in the auto industry and served as CEO at supplier giant Continental and the Volkswagen Group's Chinese...

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Opel Corsa latest to receive GSi performance trim

German automaker Opel recently revived its GSi performance trim with a hot version of its Insignia sedan and wagon. Now, Opel has revealed the second model to receive the GSi treatment: the Corsa subscompact. The Corsa GSi is all about agile handling. That's why the car comes with the same sport-tuned suspension from the previous Corsa OPC. Honed on the...

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2019 Opel Mokka X spy shots

Opel engineers are out testing the first model post the brand's sale by General Motors to France's PSA Group. The model is a replacement for the current Mokka X, which does duty in the United States as the Buick Encore. The Mokka X is one of the most popular models in the subcompact crossover SUV segment. It was only introduced in 2012 but Opel...

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2019 Opel Mokka X spy shots

Opel engineers are out testing the first model post the brand's sale to France's PSA Group. The model is a replacement for the current Mokka X which does duty in the United States as the Buick Encore. The Mokka X is one of the most popular models in the subcompact crossover SUV segment. It was only introduced in 2012 but Opel is keen to replace...

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Wagons ho! Opel Insignia GSi Sports Tourer revealed

Hot wagons are a rarity in the United States but over in Europe they're all the rage, outselling their sedan equivalents in many cases. Opel will use this week's 2017 Frankfurt auto show to introduce its latest high-performance wagon, the Insignia GSi. We've already seen the car in fastback sedan form, which we're getting as the 2018...

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GM’s sale of Opel to France’s PSA Group is complete

General Motors and French automaker PSA Group on Tuesday announced the completion of the sale of Opel. Its acquisition of Opel means PSA Group is second only to the Volkswagen Group for size among European automakers. Combined deliveries for PSA and Opel totaled 4.3 million vehicles in 2016, or...

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