Despite Opel Ampera's Failure, Some Europeans Want Next-Gen Volt
A group of French fans of the range-extended EV is asking GM to bring the second-gen Chevrolet Volt to Europe. They acknowledge the failure of the Opel Ampera there but think a second chance might work.
Smaller on the outside but bigger on the inside, Opel rolls out the all-new successor to its top-selling Astra hatchback, touted as safer, lighter, more comfortable and more efficient than the model it replaces.
Opel and Vauxhall appear to be preparing to launch GSi versions of the next-generation Astra, slotting in below the top-of-the-line OPC/VXR hot hatch and spied undergoing testing near the Nürburgring in Germany.
European workers who need to get small packages through narrow streets may want to check out the new Opel Corsavan, the commercial version of GM's recently updated Euro-market hatchback, introduced at the 2015 Brussels Motor Show in Belgium.
Plants close all the time, but not in Germany. In fact, according to the latest report from TheDetroitBureau.com, there hasn't been an automotive assembly plant closed in Germany since the end of World War II – but one has closed now.
Opel is getting big into small cars. With more versions of the stylish little Adam coming out all the time and the restyled Corsa just released within the last few months, the German automaker is now bolstering the bottom end of its lineup with the addition of the new Karl.