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    Official: Cadillac gets new design boss in GM management shakeup
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    General Motors has reorganized its design management again, the second such shakeup in the last year. Mark Adams, who currently serves as the company's executive director of global Cadillac and Buick design is headed back to Europe to take over as vice president of design for GM Europe. According ...

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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: Should GM and Ford give up on selling cars in Europe?
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    The economic turmoil, lack of consumer confidence and howls for "More austerity!" in Europe have delivered a UFC-like beating to every automaker's books. And with some analysts still wondering if the current euro zone will even survive, it is obvious that it won't be over soon. But is that a ...

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    Report: Opel turnaround plan is General Motors getting remedial
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    Opel has stretched the patience of its parent General Motors and the ever-watchful financial markets are gazing upon the loss-making brand with a jaundiced eye. On Thursday, Opel management is expected to put forth a plan that provides a path to shrinking billions of dollars in losses while also ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #281
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    Toyota Supra successor, Nissan Juke-R, Cadillac ATS pricing, GM Europe restructuring, Prius PHEV sales Episode #281 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Chris, Dan, and Zach chat about the fresh rumors of a new Toyota Supra, the Nissan Juke-R heading for (very) limited production, ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #281 LIVE
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    We record Episode #281 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, meaning you can drop us your questions via our Q&A module below and chime in to direct our conversation. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so, and if you want to take it all in live, tune in to our ...

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    Report: GM wants to build Chevys in Europe, move Opel upmarket
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    General Motors CEO Dan Akerson plans to invade Europe, and he's bringing Chevrolet with him. Sure, the Bowtie brand has been available across the pond since 2005, but its cars aren't exactly selling in droves. The head of GM has big plans for his European automotive umbrella, which means changes ...

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    Cruze RS, Euro style: Chevrolet unveils Irmscher Edition at AMI Leipzig
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    Chevrolet Cruze Irmscher Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Fair is fair. If North American buyers will have the option of equipping their Chevrolet Cruze with the RS sports package – unveiled just a couple of weeks ago at the New York Auto Show – when it finally ...

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    Report: GM gunning for 1M Chevrolet sales in Europe by 2015
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    2011 Chevrolet Cruze - click above for high-res image gallery
    Back in 2005, General Motors' Chevrolet brand wasn't much of a player in Europe. With the help of some re-badged Daewoo models and a bit of marketing effort, the Bowtie doubled its sales volume by 2008. That's no small feat in any ...

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    REPORT: Germany wants GM's plan for Opel - and a billion dollars - "quickly"
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    General Motors' bouleversement on the sale of its Opel brand has caused the European head of Opel vacate his office, the head of Opel labor to gulp "a bottle of wine" to get over the shock, the German head of state to request "GM to present a reliable plan for Opel quickly," and Germany's ...

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    REPORT: Opel President Carl-Peter Forster quits after sale collapse
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    German magazine Der Spiegel is reporting this morning that Opel President Carl-Peter Forster has resigned from General Motors following the board's decision to kill the sale of a majority stake to Magna International. Apparently, Forster was disgusted at the way that GM officials handled the ...

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    Germany not happy with GM abandoning Opel sale
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    It was an exhausting 7-month process that finally winnowed down a pool of suitors for Opel, General Motors' European subsidiary, to Canadian parts maker Magna and Russian bank Sberbank. The deal was all set to go through, but GM pulled the plug yesterday at the 11th hour, claiming that because of ...

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    Opel fate still up in the air as Russian involvement reportedly complicates Magna offer
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    Over on General Motors' Europe "Driving Conversations" blog, VP John Smith has posted an update on the company's negotiations to sell a majority stake in Opel and Vauxhall. Although no final decision has been made yet, it's looking increasingly likely that the previous tentative agreement with ...

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    German government approves majority sale of Opel to Magna, Russians
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    With General Motors expected to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York on Monday morning, negotiators in Germany scrambled to finalize a deal to save Opel from insolvency. Following a six-hour meeting in the German Chancellor's office in Berlin on Friday evening, a deal was finally ...

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    Saab denies talks with Fiat
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    On Sunday, the Financial Times reported Fiat was in the process of negotiating a deal with General Motors' European operations to take a stake in Opel, Vauxhall and Saab. Although both Fiat and its CEO, Sergio Marchionne, have confirmed talks are ongoing to acquire GM Europe while working on its ...

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    Fiat considering new company to combine Chrysler and GM Europe
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    Apparently, Fiat's alliance with Chrysler is only the beginning. According to a variety of reports coming out of the UK and Germany, the Italian automaker's expansion plans aren't limited to its 20% stake in Chrysler – Fiat is also considering acquiring General Motors' European operations, ...

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    Rumormill: Fiat could step in for GM in Europe, Latin America
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    Forget about letting the ink dry: even while negotiations have been ongoing between Fiat and Chrysler, there have been rumors of potential additional or alternative alliances which the Italian auto group has purportedly been considering. Things may have been put on hold with Chinese automaker Chery ...

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    Former BMW, VW boss Pischetsrieder reportedly touted as possible Opel chief
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    If Opel makes it out of the General Motors era alive, its dealers want a bigger say in its recovery as an independent automaker. And by a bigger say, they mean taking a 20% stake in the company – and along with it, a new CEO. One of the candidates being touted as a potential new chief ...

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    Opel to spin off, GM will retain stake
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    After a day of worker protests across Europe at various General Motors plants, news comes today from Carl-Peter Foster (above), head of GM Europe, that Opel is planning to reorganize itself as a joint-stock company. GM would basically give up between 25-50 percent of its stake in the spun off ...

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    GM workers protest at European plants
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    Just as Saab and Saturn find their futures uncertain as General Motors tries to unload as much liability as possible, so do the automaker's European brands: Opel and its counterpart in the UK, Vauxhall. Europeans, however, have a different way of dealing with the finality of job loss than we ...

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