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    Report: Peugeot family to cede control to GM?
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    It's doom and gloom time, folks – PSA Peugeot-Citroën is seriously on the ropes. According to a report from Reuters, citing those ever-so-mysterious "people familiar with the matter," suggests that the Peugeot family, which currently owns a 25.4-percent stake in the eponymous automaker ...

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    Report: GM CEO Akerson wishes Opel Cascada, Adam were sold in Buick showrooms [w/poll]
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    According to Automotive News, General Motors CEO Dan Akerson has his eye on a couple of overseas models for Buick. The General's funky Opel Adam subcompact and Cascada four-place convertible are apparently on the executive's wish list, as he openly expressed regret that they weren't developed for ...

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    Video: Russian dash cam catches horrific high-flying accident
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    You just never know what your dash cam is going to capture on an average day in Russia. Take these drivers, who were motoring along in the Russian city of Dyatkovo, minding their own business, when out of nowhere, an Opel Zafira took off like a 747 leaving LaGuardia. Reports stemming from the ...

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    Report: GM board votes to close first Opel factory in decades
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    Europe's ailing economy has caused the supervisory board at General Motors, which includes four senior executives, to vote to end production of the Opel Zafira MPV at the 50-year-old Bochum plant in Germany. The closing of the car factory marks the first closure of a German automobile assembly ...

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    Official: Opel getting 5.2 billion dollar investment from GM
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    Never fear, Opel fans. General Motors isn't sending the brand out to pasture. The European automaker is set to receive a massive $5.2 billion investment from GM between now and 2016 as part of a larger effort to solidify Opel as GM's design and manufacturing backbone in Europe. Opel plans to ...

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    Video: Rally for youth with footage of the Opel Adam Rallye Cup Car
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    We checked out the Opel Adam R2 Rally concept and its 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque at the Geneva Motor Show. The one-make series the car was built for, the ADAC Opel Ralleye Cup, has kicked off with 24 teams in identically prepared cars lining up ...

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    Geneva: Opel Adam R2 Rally Car is a plucky little bruiser
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    If there's anything more entertaining than watching a B-segment car bash its way through the woods, we don't want to know about it. Good for us, then, that Opel revealed a competition version of its Adam at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The Adam R2 Rally Concept is designed to conform to FIA R2 ...

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    Geneva: 2013 Opel Cascada ready to run topless [w/video]
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    We got our first glimpse at the Opel Cascada convertible way back in October, but General Motors' European arm is just now getting the chance to show it off here at the Geneva Motor Show a full four and a half months later. The kicker with this droptop Opel is that rumor has it GM is considering ...

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    Geneva: Opel gets crossover cute with the Adam Rocks Concept [w/video]
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    Looking to inject some machismo into its cute and lovable Adam, Opel rolled out a new concept version of its Fiat 500 fighter, called the Adam Rocks. This concept makes the Adam look a little meatier with a taller and wider stance while the plastic lower body cladding adds a crossover-like ...

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    Official: Opel Adam looking to get dirty with friends
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    If there's a single phrase in the automotive lexicon that makes us want to obliterate our delicate middle ear organs with a pickaxe, it's "lifestyle car." Opel has taken the unfortunate step of dropping the company's Adam into that phylum, which is a shame since the little runabout looks ...

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    Report: Opel to close German plant in 2016, fears continued Euro slump
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    The European financial crisis has claimed another victim, as Opel has stated that it is going to close its Bochum, Germany facility. The closure is set to occur in 2016, when the current Opel Zafira minivan ends its production run. According to Automotive News Europe, parent company General ...

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    Report: Opel plans return to motorsport
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    With a financial crisis ravaging the European automotive industry, many automakers have tightened budgets, and motorsports programs have, in many cases, been among the first things to go. That's the case at Ford and Mini, but it's the opposite at Opel, which announced its return to motorsports in ...

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    Report: GM, Peugeot cease tie-up talks over French bailout issue
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    The partnership General Motors (via Opel) and PSA Peugeot/Citroën began in February has produced more declarations and revisions than easily identifiable positive movement. A deeper collaboration between Opel and Peugeot has been mentioned a few times, perhaps even a sale of one to the ...

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    Report: Opel curtails plans for Adam EV
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    With the price premium of electric vehicles still high, Opel is reportedly holding off on development of the Adam EV to avoid giving customers sticker shock. According to Automotive News Europe, Opel was working on an electric version of the Adam minicar that was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #305 with Matt Edmonds of Tire Rack
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    Matt Edmonds from Tire Rack, Opel Cascada, Nissan steer-by-wire Episode #305 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and David Kiley are joined by Matt Edmonds from Tire Rack, our title sponsor. There's plenty of in-depth discussion of tires and wheels, plus winter ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #305 LIVE featuring Matt Edmonds of the Tire Rack!
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    We record Episode #305 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, and we'll be joined by Matt Edmonds of podcast sponsor The Tire Rack, so drop us your questions and comments via the Q&A module below, especially if they have to do with tires and wheels! Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if ...

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    Official: Opel Cascada is Europe's Buick convertible [w/video]
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    As we reported earlier, there has been much speculation regarding a Buick convertible of sorts. The most ringing endorsement of this conjecture comes today from General Motors Europe, as the new Opel Cascada has debuted on the interwebs. Opel calls the four-passenger Cascada an "athletic, ...

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    Report: GM pondering even closer Opel joint venture with PSA Peugeot Citroën
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    Let's face it, even when they go well, partnerships rarely go as planned. Almost eight months after General Motors spent $423 million to snag seven percent of Peugeot, we on the outside are still wondering what the plan is. When the tie-up was announced, the main benefits were listed as ...

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    Opinion: Five reasons why GM would be better off without Opel
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    Sale Denials Aside, GM's Future Looks Brighter With One Less European Partner If GM can find a way to kick its German unit to the curb, it will do so in a heartbeat. Even though the recent rumors of Opel being sold by General Motors to Fiat were roundly denied, there is still a lot of ...

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    Report: GM says it will not sell Opel, Fiat still ready to buy
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    Automotive News reports General Motors has no interest in selling Opel. The statement comes after an Italian newspaper implied Fiat was ready to buy the brand should the alliance between GM and PSA/Peugeot Citroen fail. The publication reported that Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne is already crafting a ...

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