Showing posts in the category of Opel

Opel Starts Production of the New 170PS 2.0-Liter Diesel in Kaiserslautern


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Opel’s engine manufacturing plant in Kaiserslautern, Germany, has begun producing the new 2.0-liter diesel engine that debuted at this year’s Paris Auto Show.

Vauxhall Celebrates Production of Five Millionth Car at Ellesmere Plant


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Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port factory has been building cars for fifty years, and in 2014 it produced it five millionth model. The plant currently employs 1,800 workers and makes the Vauxhall variant of the Opel Astra (basically the same car but with right-hand drive).

A Design Proposal for the Next-Generation Opel Astra


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As the fourth-generation Opel/Vauxhall Astra is entering its sixth full year on the market, Photoshop manipulators are trying to guess what the next-generation model will look like.

Opel Talks Us Through the Design of the New Karl City Car


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Opel’s smallest car, the recently unveiled Karl, is clearly not the type of car one would choose based on its looks only. Sure, some will appreciate it, but I think it is rather bland looking and uninspiring.

New Opel Karl Puts On a Virtual OPC Kit


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Although the recently-unveiled Opel Karl (called Vauxhall Viva in the UK) is a budget offering expected to start at under €10,000, this doesn’t mean it can’t be given the virtual OPC treatment.

New Opel Karl and Vauxhall Viva Affordable City Cars Unveiled [34 Pics]


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GM's European arms Opel and Vauxhall have released the first photos of their otherwise identical Karl and Viva city cars.

Opel Adam S Gets a €18,690 Starting Price in Germany


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Opel has begun taking orders for the new Opel Adam S, which is scheduled to arrive in European dealerships early next year.

GM CEO Announces Opel Will Build Flagship SUV in Germany by 2020


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GM CEO Mary Barra has announced that Opel will build a flagship SUV model at its headquarters in Rüsselsheim by the end of the decade. During her second visit to Germany this year, Barra also promised new investments for Opel’s plants in Kaiserslautern and Tychy (Poland).

2002 Opel Zafira Covers 500,000 Kilometers without Major Issues


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The German owner of a 2002 Opel Zafira that has covered 500,000 kilometers (310,686 miles) was congratulated by Opel Group CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann in person.

New Opel Corsa OPC Gets 210PS 1.6L Turbo, Claims Leaked Doc


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Take this with a few grains of salt, but a Spanish publication claims to have obtained an allegedly official document for the new Opel Corsa that lists a 210PS 1.6-liter turbo'd engine in its future.

Opel/Vauxhall to Replace Meriva, Zafira MPVs With PSA-Co-Developed Crossovers


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It seems Renault is not the only mainstream manufacturer ditching its conventional MPVs in favor of something of a more crossover-esque orientation. We learn that Opel/Vauxhall will be doing the same with two of its familiar people movers, the Meriva and Zafira - this confirms a previous report.

Man Mistakes Corsa for a Barbell


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There are many things one can do when boredom sets in, but exercising with an old Vauxhall Corsa instead of using actual weights is usually not one of them.

Opel Received 30,000 Orders for the Corsa Since August


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Even though the fifth-generation Corsa hasn’t arrived in dealerships yet, Opel says it has already received 30,000 orders Europe-wide for the new supermini.

Opel Sharpens Up the Corsa with OPC Line Grade


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Opel has quietly released photos of the Corsa OPC Line, a sharper looking version of the recently-launched supermini which features a more aggressive body kit.

Say Again? Karl Lagerfeld’s Cat Poses for 2015 Opel Corsa Calendar


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Following last year’s Opel Adam calendar by Bryan Adams, the German automaker has collaborated with another celebrity (and his cat) for the 2015 Opel Corsa calendar.

Could we See a New Calibra from Opel / Vauxhall?


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Ever since Opel / Vauxhall showcased the Monza concept, people have been asking for / about a possible re-imagining of the old Calibra idea.

It was a mid-1990s coupe that relied on Vectra underpinnings and a sexier two-door body to attract its buyers. Now, with the advent of an all-new Insignia (Vectra replacement) that’s due no later than 2017, the Calibra issue has come up again.

Interested in a Camouflaged Opel Adam Designed by Bryan Adams?


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Opel will auction seven Opel Adam city cars designed by musician and photographer Bryan Adams, with all proceeds to be donated to the “Bryan Adams Foundation”.

Review Finds New Opel / Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer an Average Proposition


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If don’t like SUVs or don’t like to be seen driving one, jacked-up estate models are at least as good, since they’re as practical and offer superior handling characteristics.

Opel Sprints Into Paris with New Adam S


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The Adam city car from Opel and Vauxhall just got a little bit warmer thanks to the addition of a new S version, which stands for Sport and comes with a turbo engine.

New Opel Corsa Hits Paris, Debuts alongside Claudia Schiffer


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If you like the Opel / Vauxhall Corsa but also like Claudia Schiffer at the same time, then you should feel sorry for missing its Paris auto show debut. No worries, though, we have live shots of the former supermodel posing alongside the supermini in the gallery below.