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    Opinion: How Detroit is being dragged down by the ills of Europe
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    Big Three Bracing For Bad News From Overseas Folks in Detroit could be in for some bad news in a few weeks, and that has nothing to do with who they're planning to vote for in the upcoming election. In fact, General Motors and Ford will be rolling out their third-quarter earnings just in time ...

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    Paris: Opel Adam is the little hatch to begin a big turnaround
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    Opel's bottom line suffers from a medical condition called "hemorrhaging" and investment bank Morgan Stanley isn't alone in believing that General Motors should let the German brand go. But they haven't seen the Opel Adam. The diminutive hatch that can come off as a little bulbous up front and ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #299 LIVE!
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    We record Episode #299 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, and you can drop us your questions and comments via our Q&A module below. 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 UStream (audio only) channel at ...

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    Report: Morgan Stanley says GM should bail on Opel
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    General Motors should walk away from its European brand and settle its losses, one financial institution said this week in a report. Morgan Stanley analysts said Thursday that Opel has cost GM $10 billion to $20 billion over the past three years, and if GM keeps the brand, it will cost it up to ...

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    Report: Opel cutting work hours in two plants to avoid layoffs
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    Trying to make the best of a nasty situation for everyone involved, Opel has reportedly worked out an agreement with its Works Council and the IG Metall union to reduce working hours at two of its plants. From the end of September until the end of the year, there will be 20 days of short shifts ...

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    Spy Shots: Opel Insignia OPC getting facelift. Will the Buick Regal GS see it, too?
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    We've seen spy shots of the base Opel Insignia wearing facelifted front and rear ends, and now it appears that the more potent OPC version will be benefitting from a nip/tuck, as well. The front bumper has been redesigned, incorporating new air intakes – toned-down versions of the model's ...

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    Report: Volvo denies boss Jacoby is taking a run at Opel CEO post
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    It seems that every news report that involves the name "Opel" is eventually followed by a report that says, "Uh, never mind." Executives fill positions, then they're gone, or they're supposed to fill positions but duck out before doing so, five-year product offensives turn into grabbing for life ...

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    Report: GM designer Lyon bails just days before taking over Opel/Vauxhall
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    Dave Lyon won't be taking over as head of design for Opel and Vauxhall after all. The Detroit Free Press reports the designer abruptly left General Motors last week for unknown reasons, just days before he was supposed to step into his new role. The defection is the latest in a string of ...

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    Rumormill: Cadillac XTS to become Opel flagship sedan?
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    According to Auto-News.de, Opel is considering using Cadillac's all-new big sedan, the XTS, as the base for its new flagship car, which would likely carry the name Omega. WorldCarFans.com speculates that Opel could use GM's 3.6-liter direct-injection V6 that generates 304 horsepower or, ...

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    Official: Opel turnaround architect Girsky steps in as interim GM of Europe boss
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    Europe is a mess. The French auto industry is doing its best imitation of 1980s-era Flint, Michigan, Mitsubishi just sold an assembly plant for a single euro and pundits are calling for Ford and General Motors to just bail on the whole continent, where sales are dropping at an alarming ...

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    Official: Opel/Vauxhall Adam zooms into Europe's supermini fray [w/video]
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    We've done a triple-take with the Opel/Vauxhall Adam, and after two rounds of grainy spy shots, this third official look brings the car into crisp, clear focus. From the looks of these photos, we like it a bit more than we thought we did initially. Yes, it's got plenty of Audi A1 going on in that ...

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    Spy Shots: Opel Adam hatch caught sans camo
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    Two weeks ago we brought you some of the worst spy shots ever, revealing the forthcoming Opel Adam minicar. Today we've got more. These are remarkably better – yet still low res – shots of Opel's long-gestating competitor to the Volkswagen Up! But hey, they're better than nothing, ...

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    Official: Opel board approves new turnaround plan
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    's supervisory board has approved changes in the company it hopes revitalizes the brand. The most important element is "massive" investments in new products over a four year period. The division also plans to increase exports and cut materials and development costs. The Opel board said it expects ...

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    Spy Shots: Opel Adam caught undisguised at a photo shoot
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    The new and not-yet-revealed Opel Adam was taken to a Spanish technology park for a photo shoot, and there it was caught by an unofficial photo crew sent by our sister site Autoblog Spanish. It was described as looking like a cross between an Opel Corsa and an Audi A1 in the metal. There appears ...

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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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    Official: Buick Verano goes to Europe, changes name to Opel Astra
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    The Opel Astra notchback sedan has completed its round-the-world trip. General Motors has based its latest compact on the Delta II platform. Designed by its studios in the U.S. and Asia, it was first sold as the Chinese-market Buick Excelle GT and then in the U.S. as the Buick Verano. Now it ...

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    Report: Union takes hard stance against German automakers
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    Anyone considering a German-built car might want to buy it now. It could be a long summer. Europe's largest industrial union, IG Metall, is taking a tough stance against some job rules German carmakers want to enforce, potentially creating the possibility of a strike, according to ...

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    Official: Opel dubs upcoming city-car "Adam"
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    Tiny city cars are becoming a big business in overseas markets. Mercedes-Benz was a pioneer in the segment with the entire Smart brand, Toyota tackles it with the iQ, Volkswagen recently launched the Up! (along with the Skoda and Seat versions that came along with it), and soon Opel and Vauxhall ...

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    Report: GM Europe headed for another restructuring after disappointing losses
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    General Motors is having a hard time nailing down its European operations. The automaker reported its first-quarter earnings slid by $1 billion, down from $3.2 billion in the first quarter of last year. The drop was partially attributable to a one-time loss that included changes in accounting for ...

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