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French investigators also found emissions irregularities

French investigators also found emissions irregularities

Following an injury over the diesels’ emissions levels, the French authorities found some data anomalies, as tests revealed big gaps between laboratory tests and real-world ones. The French regulators started last year to perform emissions tests on about 100 diesel cars sold in the country, evidently following Volkswagen’s disclosure of […]

630,000 cars to be recalled in Germany over emissions irregularities

630,000 cars to be recalled in Germany over emissions irregularities

Following an investigation by the local authorities, German automakers voluntarily agreed to recall 630,000 diesels to fix their emissions systems. The German Federal Motor Transport Authority promptly started last year an investigation on all carmakers in the country after Volkswagen admitted it cheated on the emissions tests. The body recently […]

Digital artist imagines next generation 2017 Opel Insignia

Digital artist imagines next generation 2017 Opel Insignia

The German automaker is diligently preparing the next generation of its midsized Insignia and we’re pretty sure in about a year from now we’ll be met by the official premiere. But before that happens we can still unofficially preview the new generation model thanks to renders from the crop of […]

Opel to provide additional fuel and emissions figures

Opel to provide additional fuel and emissions figures

Opel announced that starting from summer it would provide additional info on the official fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, under the upcoming WLTP test cycle procedure. From the end of June, and in addition to the official fuel consumption and CO2 information on Opel models, the automaker said it would […]

Opel keeps up the sales momentum in Europe

Opel keeps up the sales momentum in Europe

GM’s Opel brand is on a comeback path in Europe where sales were up 15 percent last month, after a 10 percent increase at the start of the year. Opel has carried on where it left off in January by continuing its upward trend across Europe in February, reporting around […]

Guide to the 86th Geneva Motor Show

Guide to the 86th Geneva Motor Show

The 2016 edition of the Swiss event is upon us and this will serve as your ultimate guide to all the news and novelties that automakers have planned. We have here arranged in alphabetical order all important novelties from the carmakers, including concepts. All makes and models are in alphabetical […]

GM Europe has a new production chief

GM Europe has a new production chief

General Motors appointed its Asian manufacturing head, Phil Kienle, in charge of production at automaker’s European Opel/Vauxhall division. General Motors has high hopes for its European operations this year, as the Detroit-based automakers targets to finally make some profit after a decade of losses. Opel already announced the start of […]

Opel starts to build the Astra Sports Tourer in the UK

Opel starts to build the Astra Sports Tourer in the UK

Opel and sister Vauxhall brand celebrated on Tuesday the official start of Astra Sports Tourer production at the automaker’s plant in Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom. The Tourer body style of the new Opel/ Vauxhall Astra generation made its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Now, the wagon […]

Chevy Bolt turning into Opel Ampera-e starting 2017

Chevy Bolt turning into Opel Ampera-e starting 2017

The European market will get a taste of the affordable electric vehicle courtesy of General Motors, which has tasked its subsidiary Opel to introduce their latest green vehicle next year. The German automaker has announced it would introduce the new “Ampera-e” for European markets – which is practically the rebadged […]