Touring Car Racing: Seven Opel Astra TCR for Target Competition

2016-02-12

Rüsselsheim. The current TCR (Touring Car Racer Series) championship team Target Competition is now relying on the new Opel Astra TCR. The Italian team that won both the drivers’ and teams’ titles in the TCR International Series in 2015 with Swiss racing car driver Stefano Comini is entering seven Astra TCR vehicles this season...

Opel Announces Game-changing Ampera-e Battery Electric Car

2016-02-11

Rüsselsheim. Opel will launch a revolutionary new battery electric car next year, as the German brand continues the biggest, most far-reaching model offensive in its history with 29 new models between 2016 and 2020. The new five-door, five seat will be called “Ampera-e”. It will not only have a longer range on a full charge than most electric cars...

Pre-Season Testing: Countless Kilometers for Opel Astra TCR

2016-02-10

Rüsselsheim. The Opel Astra TCR development program is going at full speed. Last week, the new customer racing touring car built in accordance with the TCR (Touring Car Racing Series) regulations covered countless kilometers over five test days on the Circuito do Estoril in Portugal ...

GT Concept, Mokka X and Astra – Opel’s Exciting Geneva Line-up

2016-02-09

Opel will showcase its confidence, its passion for the automobile and its vision for the sportscar of the future at the 86th Geneva International Motor Show (March 3 to 13, 2016) with the world premiere of the GT Concept – a direct descendant of the Experimental GT, which was the first ever concept car presented by a European car manufacturer in 1965 ...

Opel Records January Sales Increase of over 10 Percent across Europe

2016-02-08

Rüsselsheim. Opel has started the year positively across Europe. New registrations of around 80,000 gave the company its highest January sales figures and market share since 2011. According to preliminary data, sales increased by 7,500 units or 10.4 percent compared to January 2015 ...

Touring Car Racing: Seven Opel Astra TCR for Target Competition
Opel Announces Game-changing Ampera-e Battery Electric Car
Pre-Season Testing: Countless Kilometers for Opel Astra TCR
GT Concept, Mokka X and Astra – Opel’s Exciting Geneva Line-up
Opel Records January Sales Increase of over 10 Percent across Europe

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Touring Car Racing: Seven Opel Astra TCR for Target Competition

2016-02-12

Rüsselsheim. The current TCR (Touring Car Racer Series) championship team Target Competition is now relying on the new Opel Astra TCR. The Italian team that won both the drivers’ and teams’ titles in the TCR International Series in 2015 with Swiss racing car driver Stefano Comini is entering seven Astra TCR vehicles this season...

Opel Announces Game-changing Ampera-e Battery Electric Car

2016-02-11

Rüsselsheim. Opel will launch a revolutionary new battery electric car next year, as the German brand continues the biggest, most far-reaching model offensive in its history with 29 new models between 2016 and 2020. The new five-door, five seat will be called “Ampera-e”. It will not only have a longer range on a full charge than most electric cars...

Pre-Season Testing: Countless Kilometers for Opel Astra TCR

2016-02-10

Rüsselsheim. The Opel Astra TCR development program is going at full speed. Last week, the new customer racing touring car built in accordance with the TCR (Touring Car Racing Series) regulations covered countless kilometers over five test days on the Circuito do Estoril in Portugal ...

GT Concept, Mokka X and Astra – Opel’s Exciting Geneva Line-up

2016-02-09

Opel will showcase its confidence, its passion for the automobile and its vision for the sportscar of the future at the 86th Geneva International Motor Show (March 3 to 13, 2016) with the world premiere of the GT Concept – a direct descendant of the Experimental GT, which was the first ever concept car presented by a European car manufacturer in 1965 ...

Opel Records January Sales Increase of over 10 Percent across Europe

2016-02-08

Rüsselsheim. Opel has started the year positively across Europe. New registrations of around 80,000 gave the company its highest January sales figures and market share since 2011. According to preliminary data, sales increased by 7,500 units or 10.4 percent compared to January 2015 ...

GM Chairman & CEO Mary Barra to Highlight the Future of Personal Mobility at 16th CAR-Symposium

2016-02-08

Rüsselsheim. General Motors Chairman & CEO Mary Barra will deliver a keynote speech at the 16th CAR-Symposium in Bochum. In her address, Barra will talk about the future of personal mobility, which is already in full flow ...

Opel Building New Spare Parts Distribution Center

2016-02-04

Rüsselsheim. Opel is building in Bochum: The company will erect a new building complex on the Opel site in Bochum-Langendreer for €60 million. 700 employees will look after European spare parts supply from 2017. More than 100,000 different part items will be stored in the new distribution center with a surface of 95,000 m2...

Even More Adventurous – The New Opel Mokka X

2016-02-04

Rüsselsheim. Ever since its launch in 2012, the Opel Mokka has gone from strength to strength. With its perfect size (4.28 meters long), its sporty look and elevated seating position, the sub-compact SUV appeals to the zeitgeist and has already been ordered over 500,000 times across Europe making it one of the most popular models in its segment...

GM Reports Record Net Income of $9.7 Billion and Record EBIT-Adjusted of $10.8 Billion for 2015

2016-02-03

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced record 2015 calendar-year net income attributable to common stockholders of $9.7 billion, or $5.91 per diluted share, up from $2.8 billion, or $1.65 per diluted share in 2014. Earnings per share (EPS) adjusted for special items was $5.02, up 65 percent compared to $3.05 in 2014.

Opel Passenger Car Sales up Almost 22 Percent in January

2016-02-02

Rüsselsheim. Opel has delivered excellent January result on the important German market: Opel passenger car sales were up by almost 22 percent compared to the same month of last year to around 16,500 cars. The Rüsselsheim-based carmaker’s best January result since 2008 saw the brand outgrow the overall passenger car market...

Opel Air + Style in Innsbruck: Snowboard Event Extraordinaire

2016-02-01

Rüsselsheim/Innsbruck. Innsbruck, Austria will turn into the international snowboarding Mecca from February 4 to 7. 24 leading snowboarders will compete against each other during the main event of the Opel Air + Style Festival Innsbruck-Tirol on Saturday, February 6...

Opel in Vogue: Brand Climbs in “Best Cars 2016” Image Poll

2016-01-29

Rüsselsheim. Opel’s repositioning is having an impact: The Rüsselsheim-based carmaker was one of the winners in the image poll conducted by auto motor und sport in the course of the “Best Cars 2016” readers’ choice awards. Opel managed to increase its ratings especially with its own customers...

Small Residual Value Giant: Opel ADAM is Wertmeister 2016

2016-01-29

Rüsselsheim. This is the third consecutive victory for Opel’s small individualization champion: At yesterday’s awards ceremony in Berlin for Wertmeister 2016 (best residual value car), the Opel ADAM 1.0 ecoFLEX was once again number one ...

Double Success: Opel ADAM and IntelliLux LED® Matrix Light in the New Astra Win at “Best Cars 2016” Readers’ Choice Awards

2016-01-28

Rüsselsheim/Stuttgart. Opel bring home two prizes at the 40th “Best Cars” readers’ choice awards conducted by magazine auto motor und sport. The trendy Opel ADAM cruised to an overall success in the mini-car category with 26 percent of all votes ...

The Opel GT Concept: This is How Sportscars Will Look in Future

2016-01-27

Rüsselsheim. The Opel GT Concept will celebrate its world premiere at the 86th Geneva International Motor Show (March 3 to 13, 2016). This trendsetting sportscar expresses the continuous innovative strength of Opel – breathtaking in its shape, reduced to the bare essentials, pure passion ...

“Mission: Title Defence” for the Opel Rallye Junior Team

2016-01-25

Rüsselsheim. Opel is tackling its ambitious “Mission: Title Defence” in the FIA ERC Junior with a strong trio. The ADAM drivers in 2016 are Marijan Griebel, Julius Tannert and Chris Ingram. After Swede Emil Bergkvist’s sensational championship victory last year, the Opel ...

GM Reports Third Consecutive Year of Record Global Sales

2016-01-21

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) global sales totaled 9.8 million vehicles in 2015, up 0.2 percent for the company’s third consecutive year of record sales.

Opel Has Reinvented Itself: A First Glimpse of the GT Concept

2016-01-21

Rüsselsheim. A new short video, a preview of an upcoming world premiere – a breathtaking and at the same time puristic looking sportscar. Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann opens the door to the future for just a short moment and says: “Opel has reinvented itself ...

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