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80Russian dash cam catches horrific high-flying accident

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.

23Opel to close German plant in 2016, fears continued Euro slump

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 Motors is looking to minimize the impact to the 3,300-strong workforce by adapting the plant to focus on component and distribution efforts.

13Opel/Vauxhall coming to Frankfurt with secret concept plus two production debuts

General Motors' European divisions are keeping mum on the details, but Opel and Vauxhall are preparing to unveil some sort of new concept car next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

AddOpel Zafira 1.6 CNG Turbo: Full details on the first Turbo-charged CNG minivan

Click on image to get full-size pics of the Opel Zafira ecoFLEX Turbo CNG minivan

AddHow Brazil's ethanol vehicles get a kick-start with gas

At the GM/US BioEnergy media event a while ago, GM had, appropriately enough, some of their flex-fuel vehicles from around the world on display. Not to drive, but to peek at. The one that stood out to me was the Zafira, usually sold with the Opel badge, but this particular minivan had the Chevy symbol and lots of Flexpower branding on the sides. GM is doing some tests with the Zafira here in Michigan, but nothing special.

16Opels brought to life by Pixar

Think you've seen a lot of tie-ins involving Disney/Pixar's Cars this summer? Well, here's one more, in which the stars of the Opel lineup get a Pixar-style rfacelift.

AddCustom Opel Zafira heralds PROGRESS for fuel cells in Maryland

This week, Maryland congressman Steny Hoyer drove the HydrogGen3, a fuel cell vehicle based GM's Opel Zafira (a regular Zafira is pictured). The test drive at the Walker Pontiac-Buick-GMC dealers in Bowie, Maryland, is the spearhead to Hoyer's plans to introduce the PROGRESS Act in Congress. The comprehensive energy bill, among its provisions, would establish a National Energy Security Commission and advocate rail transportation. Hoyer states that current federal energy polices based on more oil

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