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    Official: Opel Adam sales 'exceeded expectations' in 2013, helped Opel nudge market share
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    Sales funk? What sales funk? When we last touched on the Opel Adam, we noted that after strong early demand, sales were reportedly less than had been hoped for. However, Opel has stepped forward to counter that thought, noting that sales of the stylishly customizable minicar have reportedly ...

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    Official: Opel files trademarks for Cascada, Calibra... in the US
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    General Motors has toyed with a variety of ways to sell Opel products outside of continental Europe, sending them to the UK as Vauxhall products, to Australia with Holden badges, and even back to North America as Saturn models. But these days, Opel has been cozying up to Buick. That's how models ...

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    Report: Opel execs wonder how recent GM moves will alter their business
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    The ship called Opel has been heaving through a storm, non-stop, for more than a decade. The aborted sale in 2009 when General Motors decided it could do better than potential buyers only led to estimates of up to $20 billion in costs to GM, more years of turnaround plans, retreat from global ...

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    Official: Opel brings in Valentino Rossi, Bryan Adams to jazz up the Adam
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    Every notice than when an automaker brings in a fashion designer or celebrity to "design" one of its cars – and by "design", we mean give them fancy paintjobs – it's almost always a European city car? If it's not a Mini for the Life Ball, it's a special Renault Twingo, a '60s-style ...

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    Official: GM winding down Chevrolet brand in Europe
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    If you've taken even a cursory look at GM's European strategy and wondered how it can target the market there with both Chevrolet and Opel/Vauxhall, you're not alone. In fact General Motors itself has found it difficult to justify the two-pronged approach. That's why it's essentially pulling ...

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    Video: Rally accident brings timely death to brick building
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    There are crashes and then there are crashes. This is emphatically the latter, as a competitor in a Belgian event partially demolishes a brick building with the help of his Opel Ascona rally car. Next time, we'd recommend a backhoe, bulldozer or perhaps some dynamite. Despite the aftermath of ...

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    Report: GM, Peugeot strains kill joint small car, possibly whole alliance
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    The relationship between General Motors and PSA/Peugeot Citroën got off to a bumpy start last year, and Automotive News says that the tie-up between the two automakers will be short-lived. Heavy losses from both companies is causing the alliance to be scaled back, but PSA's talks with ...

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    Official: Vauxhall Astra sets 12 World and 6 National Speed Endurance Records [w/video]
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    You may know it as an Opel, a Vauxhall, a Holden, a Chevy, a Buick or even a Saturn, depending on where you live. But whatever emblem it's wearing, the Astra is straightforward car. Nothing particularly remarkable about it. Which is why this series of records is pretty darn impressive. Earlier ...

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    Quick Spin: 2013 Opel Adam
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    General Motors currently finds itself in the great position of having a lot of very good small cars in its US lineup. Less than a decade ago, the eight-branded automaker couldn't have enough trucks, SUVs and vans, but now it finds models like the Chevy Sonic and Cruze, Buick Encore and Verano, ...

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    Report: Opel readying Adam model with SUV cues
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    The Opel Adam, the microcar of General Motors' European subsidiary, has seen its sales cool significantly since it first hit the market in the United Kingdom and Europe, but a push is reportedly under way that just might be enough to get the stylish, little car moving again. Using the Opel Adam ...

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    Report: Opel Adam in sales funk following strong early response?
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    Opel had an early hit with the Adam, a minicar named after the company's founder, but it appears sales are now tapering off, leading the General Motors-owned German brand to ease off production. German Car Scene reported yesterday that slow sales have stung the handsome Adam, with only 1,226 ...

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    Quick Spin: 2013 Opel Cascada
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    The Future Buick Verano Convertible? I wasn't wearing a pedometer while in Germany covering the Frankfurt Motor Show this year, but it's safe to say I walked more than a few miles between press conferences, shooting cars and trekking back to the media center on the first day alone. For this ...

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    Report: Opel Cascada close to getting green light for US
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    For a company with a long tradition of grand touring convertibles, it's almost unseemly that General Motors doesn't offer a properly relaxed four-seat convertible in North America. There's the Chevrolet Camaro, of course, but it's not big on rear-seat space and it doesn't offer that sort of ...

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    Frankfurt: Opel gets its Regal on with the new Insignia, OPC lineup
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    If we had to pick an Opel to join the Buick range, it's an overwhelmingly safe bet that it'd be the new Insignia OPC Tourer, a 325-horsepower, all-wheel drive wagon, with an optional six-speed manual and the ability to hit 60 in a (sandbagged) 6.3 seconds. It makes its American equivalent, the ...

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    Frankfurt: Opel Insignia Country Tourer is the Buick crossover we really want [w/video]
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    Opel brought out its entire Insignia range for the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, with particular attention paid to each new models refreshed features. Like its colonial cousin, the Buick Regal, the Insignia has gotten a fairly standard mid-cycle freshening that's designed to tide customers over ...

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    Frankfurt: Opel Monza Concept soars into Frankfurt [w/video]
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    Opel has a handful of debuts hitting the stage at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, but the most significant is the sleek Monza Concept. Reviving the Monza name, Opel says this concept will inspire future models for the brand, but between the styling, technology and powertrain, it isn't clear which ...

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    Spy Shots: Opel Insignia OPC Sports Tourer shows its fresh face ahead of Frankfurt debut
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    Drive down the Autobahn and there's any number of vehicles likely to pass you, and most of them are produced locally. But if you're wondering how that Opel left you in its dust, look closely (and quickly) enough and you might make out the letters OPC on the back. They stand for Opel Performance ...

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    Official: Monza concept opens its wings and lets us in on Opel's future
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    Opel has done a lot to revitalize itself over the past few years, developing a solid product portfolio with hatchbacks, sedans, wagons, minivans and crossovers. What it's missing, though, is a sports coupe – because, let's face it, the Cascada cabrio hardly fits the bill. Hopes were raised ...

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    Read This: Dissecting Opel's failure in Australia
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    As we reported last week, Opel, General Motors' German subsidiary, announced that it was pulling out of the Australian market after less than a year. The brand sold a meager 1,530 cars from August of 2012 to June of 2013, and simply never really appeared as a legit competitor to its primary ...

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    Report: Opel Australia shuttered after less than one year
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    General Motors has announced that it will shutter Opel's Australian division less than a year after launching the brand in the market. GM's decision to bring Opel, a German-based moniker that the automaker has been trying to figure out what to do with for years, to Australia in August of 2012 ...

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