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Opel Mokka Defends "All-wheel Drive Car of the Year"


Rüsselsheim. The Opel Mokka sub-compact SUV is again the number one readers’ choice in this year’s Auto Bild Allrad awards, retaining its "All-wheel Drive Car of the Year" title in ...

Opel has Most Creative Booth at Geneva Motor Show 2014


Rüsselsheim. Opel made a real impression in Geneva with its vehicles, technologies, exhibit and staff. Connectivity was the predominant theme of Opel’s booth at the 84th Geneva Motor Show ...

The Best Cars 2014: Opel ADAM Wins Major Readers’ Choice Award


Rüsselsheim. The Opel ADAM is a real winner, and its list of accolades just got longer. In the 38th Readers’ Choice Award of the respected trade magazine auto motor und sport ...

Opel Zafira Tourer is Most Environmentally Friendly Van 2014


Rüsselsheim. Opel has already won its first award in 2014! The environmental institute Ökotrend and the trade magazine Auto Test have chosen the Zafira Tourer the Most Environmentally Friendly Van 2014 ...

Opel Receives Connected Car Award for IntelliLink


Rüsselsheim. Connecting cars with their digital environment is a major engineering goal at Opel ...

Second victory in a row: Opel ADAM wins the ‘AutoTrophy 2013’


Rüsselsheim/Düsseldorf. The new Opel models inspire right across the board. With the ‘Auto Trophy 2013’ organized by Auto Zeitung, the stylish urban model the Opel ADAM not only wins twice in a row in the category ‘Citycars’ but also leaves the nearest competitor far behind ...

Opel Wins Red Dot Award for Communication Design


Rüsselsheim. The trendy Opel ADAM is the individualization champion among chic small cars and it is also a real communication star. With its Siri Eyes Free voice-controlled infotainment system IntelliLink, the ADAM ...

Opel Ampera Wins "eCar Award 2013" As Best Overall Concept


Rüsselsheim/Frankfurt. In 2010, the revolutionary Opel Ampera won the newly introduced "eCar Award” as the "Innovation of the Year"; in 2011 the series production vehicle was voted "eCar of the Year" ...

Premiere of Green Mobility Trophy: Opel Ampera Takes Top Honors


Clear vote for the trailblazer in electric mobility: readers of Auto Zeitung have awarded the Opel Ampera the “Green Mobility Trophy 2013” and named the mid-size sedan the best electric vehicle. For the first time, the trade magazine presented 134 models and engines from 34 brands as candidates in seven categories ...

GM Receives Most Initial Quality Awards Among Automakers


Rüsselsheim/Detroit. General Motors – parent company of Opel/Vauxhall – built on a strong performance in last year's J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study ...

Plus X Award 2013: Opel Retains Title as Most Innovative Brand


Rüsselsheim/Cologne. Opel is a leader in the development of trendsetting cars and technologies – and the brand again emerged from the Plus X Award ceremony in Cologne yesterday evening as the “Most Innovative Brand” in the automotive product group ...

Opel ADAM Wins Prize for Best Interior Design of the Year


Stuttgart. A big honor for a small car – today the Opel ADAM was awarded the design prize for the best interior in a production car at the “Automotive Interiors EXPO 2013” trade show in Stuttgart ...

Young, Bold, Award-winning: Opel ADAM Wins “red dot design award”


Rüsselsheim. The Opel ADAM is all the rage with experts and customers alike thanks to its unconventional looks and groundbreaking technology...

Student wins paid internship at Opel/Vauxhall design studio


Paris. One lucky design student has been awarded an internship at Opel/Vauxhall’s design studios in Rüsselsheim, Germany, as a result of being announced as the overall winner of the Car Design News-Opel/Vauxhall interactive design competition ...

Opel Astra GTC wins red dot design award


Rüsselsheim/Essen. The Opel Astra GTC has been given the prestigious “red dot design award” by a panel of international judges in this year’s product design category ...

ADAC Breakdown Statistics: Opel Meriva Best Minivan


Rüsselsheim. In the recently published ADAC (German Automobile Club) breakdown statistics for 2011, all five Opel models listed achieved above-average results, with the Opel Meriva leading the way ...

Opel Ampera Wins Monte Carlo Rally


Rüsselsheim/Monte Carlo. After winning the “Car of the Year 2012” award, the Opel Ampera has now also won the 13. International Monte Carlo Rally for electric cars and alternative propulsion in which it competed for the first time ...

Opel Ampera Celebrates Double Win at the “10th Internet Auto Award”


Rüsselsheim/Geneva. After the start of deliveries to customers, the Opel Ampera has won two prizes in the “10th Internet Auto Award” sponsored by the AutoScout24 website ...

Ampera and Volt voted “Car of the Year 2012”


Geneva. The Opel Ampera and the Chevrolet Volt have today won the “Car of the Year 2012” award ...

DEKRA Report 2012: Astra and Insignia Get Top Marks for Quality


Rüsselsheim. The Opel Astra is the vehicle with the fewest faults according to the results of the “DEKRA Used Car Report 2012”. With an index of 96.9 percent, the Opel Astra achieved the top result of all tested cars in the category “best individual ranking” ...

Opel Ampera wins “Auto Trophy” two years in a row


Rüsselsheim/Düsseldorf. For the second time in a row, the Opel Ampera has won the annual German “Auto Trophy” award. In the electric car category the vehicle scored a clear victory against 17 competitors ...

Opel AFL lighting system wins Euro NCAP Advanced award


Rüsselsheim/Brussels. The independent consumer organization, European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP), has given its Advanced award to Opel for the automaker’s safety lighting system AFL (Adaptive Forward Lighting) ...

Highest safety standards: Five Euro NCAP stars for Opel Zafira Tourer and Astra GTC


Rüsselsheim/Brussels. There have been further top marks for new Opel car models from the independent consumer organization Euro-NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme). Crash test experts awarded five stars in terms of safety and accident prevention ...

Opel Ampera Electric Car Excels in Real-world Driving Range Test


Rüsselsheim. At the Opel Ampera’s international media presentation in The Hague, Netherlands, last month, more than one thousand journalists had an opportunity to assess the vehicle prior to its launch at the end of the year. One of the tests in the event’s “Eco Drive Contest” ...

Five Euro NCAP Stars for the Opel Ampera


Rüsselsheim. The Opel Ampera has been awarded five stars by the independent consumer organization Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme). With this, the first electric vehicle from a European manufacturer suitable for everyday use achieved the maximum safety level...

ADAC Breakdown Statistics: Opel Meriva Best Minivan


Rüsselsheim. In the recently published ADAC (German Automobile Club) breakdown statistics for 2010, all four Opel models listed achieved above-average results, with the Opel Meriva leading the way. The flexibility champion for the registration years 2005 ...

DEKRA Faults Report 2011: Opel Insignia Gets Top Marks for Quality


Rüsselsheim. The Opel Insignia is the vehicle with the fewest defects according to the results of the DEKRA Faults Report 2011 ...

Opel Insignia OPC Sports Tourer races ahead with (yet) another award


Essen/Rüsselsheim. For the second time in two years, the Opel Insignia OPC Sports Tourer took the “Best Sport Car of the Year” award Friday in the station wagon category at a ceremony sponsored by Auto Bild SportsCars, the sister publication of the German car magazine Auto Bild ...

Opel Flextreme GT/E receives red dot design concept award


Rüsselsheim/Singapore. The Opel Flextreme GT/E concept car has been recognized by an international jury for its outstanding design ...

Top Five-Star Euro NCAP Rating for Opel Meriva


Rüsselsheim. The Opel Meriva, already lauded for its innovative ergonomics and flexibility, has been awarded five stars by Euro NCAP for its excellent safety performance ...

Opel Meriva is shortlisted for Car of the Year 2011


Rüsselsheim. Opel is honored to be named as a finalist for Europe’s top automotive award for the third year in a row ...

Opel Wins Safety Innovation Reward from Euro NCAP Advanced


Paris/Rüsselsheim. Opel was honored with a first-ever safety award for its Opel Eye system by Euro NCAP, the consumer safety organization ...

Opel Named “Most Innovative Brand 2010”


Rüsselsheim/Cologne. The winners of the “Plus X Award 2010”, the world’s largest contest for technologies, sport and lifestyle products, were announced at an awards ceremony in Cologne ...

Opel Receives Allianz “Genius 2010” Safety Award


Rüsselsheim. Insurance company Allianz has awarded its “Genius 2010” prize to Opel for its safety lighting system AFL+ ...

Opel Astra Wins red dot Design Award


Rüsselsheim. A great honor for the new Opel Astra: An international expert jury has recognized the compact car with the internationally known “red dot” award in the product design category ...



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