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    Video: Watch this driver put 50 years of Vauxhalls through the wringer inside the factory
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    Some automotive assembly plants have test tracks on premises. We've even heard of a few that have test tracks on the roof. But at GM's Ellesmere Port factory in the UK, one driver performs his tests inside the factory, and has been doing so for the past half century. They call him Ellesmere ...

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    Official: Opel heads for the city with new Karl hatchback
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    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. Though at 145 inches ...

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    Paris: 2015 Opel Corsa hatches slinky new style
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    Opel's slinky answer to the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo debuted on Thursday at the Paris Motor Show, ahead of its launch in European markets late this year. The long-running Corsa – 32 years and counting – getting its first major refresh in eight years. Opel dialed up the design ...

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    Official: Opel launches new Corsa hatchback [w/videos]
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    Though its brand portfolio may have shrunk in recent years with the loss of Oldsmobile, Saturn, Pontiac and Hummer, General Motors still sells its wares around the world under a wide array of brands: Chevy, Buick, Cadillac and GMC in its home market, Holden in Australia, and a whole mess of ...

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    Spy Shots: New Buick Verano testing in Germany
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    A refresh to Buick's popular Verano sedan appears to be nigh, thanks to these spy photos that show the tweaked four-door testing in Germany. As with the current Verano, the refreshed model will have a great deal in common with its European platform-mates, the Vauxhall/Opel Astra. Each car rides ...

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    Report: Opel putting Astra Extreme into production
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    Even more than in years past, this month's Geneva Motor Show press days were absolutely teeming with lust-worthy hot hatches. There was the new Seat Leon Cupra, the Honda Civic Type R concept, Volkswagen Scirocco R and Golf GTE, Audi S1 and Abarth 695 Biposto. But one of the most enticing of them ...

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    Geneva: Opel Adam S and Adam Rocks make us want GM's Euro city car even more [w/poll]
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    There aren't a lot of products that General Motors offers overseas that we don't get back in America in one form or another, but the Opel Adam stands as a notable exception. GM's assault on the fashionable city car market, the Adam isn't likely to find its way to US showrooms... even if it does ...

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    Geneva: Opel Performance Center takes Astra to the Extreme [w/video]
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    If hot hatches are your thing, this year's Geneva Motor Show is the place to be. Seat used the occasion to reveal its Ring-running Leon Cupra. Not to be outdone, Honda showed up with its Civic Type R concept. VW has got the new Scirocco R and Golf GTE to show off, Audi finally bestowed the new S1 ...

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    Official: Vauxhall Adam S is another hot hatch we can't have
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    Put your pouty faces on American enthusiasts, because there's yet another European hot hatch that won't be making a trek across the pond. This is the new Vauxhall Adam S, a "close-to-production" version of the adorable Adam city car, which is also sold in continental Europe as an Opel. With the ...

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    Official: Vauxhall reveals stripped-out Astra VXR Extreme front-drive track toy
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    More power, less weight. It's a winning formula when it comes to performance automobiles, and one we've seen applied time and time again. It's what Ferrari did to transform the 360 Modena into the Challenge Stradale, the F430 into the Scuderia and the 458 into the Speciale. Maserati does the same ...

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    Official: Opel/Vauxhall bringing production Adam Rocks softroader to Geneva
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    Sliding canvas roof panels have become the new fad among stylish European hatchbacks. Again. While Mini has stuck with full convertibles, Fiat rolled it out with the 500C and Citroën followed suit with its DS3 Cabrio. But rather than simply cruise down the same road, GM's European operations ...

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    Official: GM winding down Chevrolet brand in Europe
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    If you've taken even a cursory look at GM's European strategy and wondered how it can target the market there with both Chevrolet and Opel/Vauxhall, you're not alone. In fact General Motors itself has found it difficult to justify the two-pronged approach. That's why it's essentially pulling ...

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    Report: Opel Adam in sales funk following strong early response?
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    Opel had an early hit with the Adam, a minicar named after the company's founder, but it appears sales are now tapering off, leading the General Motors-owned German brand to ease off production. German Car Scene reported yesterday that slow sales have stung the handsome Adam, with only 1,226 ...

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    ETC: Top Gear picks its 50 greatest cars from past 20 years
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    Our friends at Top Gear (the magazine, not the TV show) are currently celebrating the publication's twentieth birthday. In honor of that milestone, the BBC-owned book is naming what it thinks are the 50 greatest cars from the past 20 years. Now, this is TG's list, which means it's a bit more ...

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    Official: Opel bringing Monza concept to Frankfurt [w/video]
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    Opel may be bringing this Monza concept to the Frankfurt Motor Show this fall, but it's unlikely the Monza concept will spawn a production coupe to fill the void left by the Calibra and original Monza. Opel says the concept shows the firm's focus on "efficiency and connectivity," which will be ...

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    Opinion: Cadillac, Buick and Chevy decisions impacted by worries abroad
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    European Concerns Drive GM, But Beware Of The French Connection GM's bid to rationalize Europe will impact the products that will be offered domestically. It seems that Europe is defining the future of General Motors more so than its home North American market. Having axed Saturn, Pontiac ...

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    Report: Chevrolet in European sales funk
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    Conventional wisdom would dictate that Chevrolet sales in Europe should accelerate as more and more buyers battered by the continent's sour economy look to save money by choosing small, inexpensive cars over larger, more expensive options. After all, Chevrolet is positioned as General Motors' ...

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    Official: Vauxhall's 576-horsepower VXR8 GTS is the new thunder from Down Under
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    Right around the same time customers in the US start taking delivery of their Chevrolet SS performance sedans, buyers in the UK will be hopping behind the wheel of the new, high-output Vauxhall VXR8 GTS. Looking to take on the BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, the supercharged VXR8 GTS ups the ...

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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: 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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