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    Report: GM designer Lyon bails just days before taking over Opel/Vauxhall
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    Dave Lyon won't be taking over as head of design for Opel and Vauxhall after all. The Detroit Free Press reports the designer abruptly left General Motors last week for unknown reasons, just days before he was supposed to step into his new role. The defection is the latest in a string of ...

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    Rumormill: Cadillac XTS to become Opel flagship sedan?
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    According to Auto-News.de, Opel is considering using Cadillac's all-new big sedan, the XTS, as the base for its new flagship car, which would likely carry the name Omega. WorldCarFans.com speculates that Opel could use GM's 3.6-litre direct-injection V6 that generates 304 horsepower or, ...

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    Video: Opel/Vauxhall Adam zooms into Europe's supermini fray [w/video]
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    We've done a triple-take with the Opel/Vauxhall Adam, and after two rounds of grainy spy shots, we can finally see the car in crisp, clear focus. From the looks of these videos, we like it a bit more than we thought we did initially. Yes, it's got plenty of Audi A1 going on in that greenhouse. ...

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    Spy Shots: Opel Adam hatch caught sans camo
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    Two weeks ago we brought you some of the worst spy shots ever, revealing the forthcoming Opel Adam minicar. Today we've got more. These are remarkably better – yet still low res – shots of Opel's long-gestating competitor to the Volkswagen Up! But hey, they're better than nothing, ...

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    Official: Opel board approves new turnaround plan
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    Opel's supervisory board has approved changes in the company it hopes revitalizes the brand. The most important element are "massive" investments in new products over a four year period. The division also plans to increase exports and cut materials and development costs. The Opel board said it ...

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    Spy Shots: Opel Adam caught undisguised at a photo shoot
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    The new and not-yet-revealed Opel Adam was taken to a Spanish technology park for a photo shoot, and there it was caught by an unofficial photo crew sent by our sister site Autoblog Spain. It was described as looking like a cross between an Opel Corsa and an Audi A1 in the metal. There appears to ...

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    Official: Buick Verano goes to Europe, changes name to Opel Astra
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    The Opel Astra notchback sedan has completed its round-the-world trip. General Motors has based its latest compact on the Delta II platform. Designed by its studios in the U.S. and Asia, it was first sold as the Chinese-market Buick Excelle GT and then in North America as the Buick Verano. Now it ...

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    Report: Union takes hard stance against German automakers
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    Anyone considering a German-built car might want to buy it now. It could be a long summer. Europe's largest industrial union, IG Metall, is taking a tough stance against some job rules German carmakers want to enforce, potentially creating the possibility of a strike, according to ...

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    Report: GM Europe headed for another restructuring after disappointing losses
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    General Motors is having a hard time nailing down its European operations. The automaker reported its first-quarter earnings slid by US$1 billion, down from US$3.2 billion in the first quarter of last year. The drop was partially attributable to a one-time loss that included changes in accounting ...

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    Featured: Translogic identifies differences of Opel Ampera
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    Most gearheads know the Opel Ampera is the European near-twin of the Chevy Volt. There are obvious exterior differences, such as the Ampera's "boomerang" headlights and Opel badging, but inside, the only noticeable difference is another Opel badge on the steering wheel. Bradley Hasemeyer and the ...

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