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Karl-Thomas Neumann

GM Appoints Former Volkswagen Exec To Head Troubled Opel

Last summer, General Motors’ European unit Opel made the surprise announcement that its chief, Karl-Friedrich Stracke, was being reassigned to a new role, and that its turnaround expert, Steve Girsky, would fill in as interim chief. Since then, we’ve seen Opel enter an alliance deal... read more

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2013 Opel Adam Cup race car

Opel Returns To Motorsports With New One-Make Series

Opel, General Motors’ loss-making European division, is attempting to build excitement for its new Adam minicar by announcing a new one-make racing series. Called the... read more November 22, 2012 by


 
GM and PSA Peugeot Citroen alliance

GM And PSA Peugeot Citroen Announce New Vehicle Projects

Following their initial alliance announcement made in March of this year, the heads of General Motors and France’s PSA Peugeot Citroen have announced an update on the... read more October 24, 2012 by


 
2013 Opel Cascada

2013 Opel Cascada Revealed

Though it wasn’t at the recent Paris Auto Show, as we had expected, Opel’s new Astra convertible, the Cascada, has been revealed in full today and is confirmed... read more October 17, 2012 by


 
GM CEO Dan Akerson (left) and PSA Peugeot Citroen CEO Philippe Varin

GM Mulls Deeper Ties With PSA Peugeot Citroen, Could Form Joint Venture: Report

In March of this year General Motors made the surprise move of forming an alliance with PSA Peugeot Citroen by purchasing seven percent of the French automaker’s stock... read more October 15, 2012 by


 
2014 Buick Regal facelift spy shots

2014 Buick Regal Spy Shots

A prototype of an updated Buick Regal has been spotted testing in Europe alongside the car’s European twin, the Opel Insignia. The blacked-out waterfall grille gives... read more September 13, 2012 by


 
2013 Opel Cascada teaser

Opel Astra Cabrio To Be Called Cascada, Debut In Paris

We’ve been spying prototypes of the convertible version of the Opel Astra for almost a year, and now we’re just a few weeks out from the car’s debut at the... read more September 5, 2012 by


 
2013 Opel Astra Cabrio spy shots

2013 Opel Astra Cabrio Spy Video

GM’s European division Opel is working on a new convertible version of its popular Astra compact, a prototype of which has been spotted in Southern Spain looking almost... read more August 31, 2012 by


 
2013 Opel Astra Cabrio spy shots

2013 Opel Astra Cabrio Spy Shots

Last year Opel released a teaser image of a new convertible version of its latest-generation Astra, and now, almost a year on, we have a fresh set of spy shots of the car... read more August 22, 2012 by


 
2014 Buick Regal GS facelift spy shots

2014 Buick Regal GS Spy Shots

A masked prototype of the Buick Regal’s European twin, the Opel Insignia, has been testing in Europe for the past several months, suggesting that an update for the car... read more August 9, 2012 by


 
2013 Opel Adam

Opel Loses New Design Boss

Just two weeks after Opel CEO Karl-Friedrich Stracke announced his resignation from the top job, David Lyon, Opel’s recently appointed head designer has reportedly... read more July 31, 2012 by


 
2013 Cadillac XTS

Could The Cadillac XTS Serve As Opel’s New Flagship?

Providing Opel escapes its current financial troubles, could the company eventually launch a model beyond its current range-topper, the mid-size Insignia? According to latest... read more July 24, 2012 by


 
2013 Opel Adam

Opel Appoints New Interim Chief

Opel has announced that Thomas Sedran, one of the struggling automaker’s strategy heads and chief of operations, will serve as interim chairman until a permanent... read more July 18, 2012 by


 
2013 Opel Adam

Opel Boss Steps Down Amid Rising Concerns In Europe

This year Opel turns 150, but the company has very little to celebrate, with news emerging overnight that Karl-Friedrich Stracke, president of General Motors Europe and the... read more July 13, 2012 by


 
GM design chief Ed Welburn presents the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept

Opel Designer Appointed Design Chief Of Buick And Cadillac

As General Motors celebrates the 85th anniversary of its GM Design organization, which today employs more than 1,900 talented designers in 10 advanced studios located around... read more June 19, 2012 by


 
2012 Opel Astra

Updated 2012 Opel Astra Revealed

Joining the brand new Astra Sedan in European showrooms later this year is the updated 2012 Opel Astra range, which has been revealed today ahead of its official debut at the... read more June 15, 2012 by


 
 

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