General Motors Cancels Sale with Magna and Russian Sberbank and Decides to Keep Opel

4 11 2009

General Motors nowadays announced that the group’s Board of Directors decided to cancel the sale of Opel to a Russian-backed group led by Magna and keep it under control.

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The U.S. automaker said that it took this certitude because of an “improving custom environment for GM over the older few months” as well as the importance of the Opel/Vauxhall brands to the firm’s universal approach. GM‘s president and CEO Fritz Henderson said in a primed statement that the company will portray its restructuring idea for its European section to Germany and other governments and hopes for its favorable consideration. The U.S. automaker expects that the restructuring of Opel will price around €3 billion, or about $4.4 billion at today’s switch rates.

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New Opel Insignia OPC Sports Tourer Unveiled (details, photos and video)

21 05 2009

GM has unveiled the fastest ever Vauxhall Insignia VXR Sports Tourer ( Opel Insignia OPC Sports Tourer). Over 10,000 kilometres of testing was done to make solid the VXR Sports Tourer not only gets to grip with reliability very easily but that it performs past any customary estate when it comes to dynamics. Part of its broad schooling was done at the Nurburgring Nordschleife where our spies snapped it a the period.

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It’s the first Vauxhall to use and Adaptive 4×4 system with an electronic narrow blunder differential. To recover handling farther the car sits 10mm sink than the colors Insignia Sports Tourer. In expected embellish it gets 19-shuffle alloys but there are 20s presented at an farther rate. Brembo has supplied the colour-hinted brakes that are fitted.

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New 2010 Opel Astra Revealed (details + photos)

12 05 2009

New 2010 Opel Astra fully revealed until its World premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The 6th generation Astra Insignia-inspired 5-door hatchback is based on GM’s new Delta platform that also underpins the Chevy Volt and Cruze models. New Astra comes with a new set of engines with 1.4-liter and 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline units.

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UPDATED: with video 2010 Opel Astra in action

The 2010 Astra features a new design and it will be a head turner. It’s up to court and neat looks mingle a silky and athletic sculpt with the newest Opel styling cues such as the characteristic scalloped plane blades and the Insignia-inspired headlights. Opel has not disclosed any photos of the new Astra‘s interior yet, but supposedly it will be like in the Insignia.

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New Opel Ampera Revealed: First official image

2 03 2009

The first official image of the new Opel Ampera has revealed. The car is destined to be the European styled Chevrolet Volt provided by GM. The new Ampera as it will be debuting on March 3rd at the Geneva Motor Show and planned for launch in Europe in 2011.

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UPDATED: with new photos + interior shots

The new Ampera is a 5-door, 4-seat hatch powered by GM’s Voltec bung-in cross scheme and is said to have a scale of 60 km running only on the lithium-ion string. An interior combustion engine acts as a generator to re-charge the batteries which GM/Opel claims will give the car an impressive complete span of 500 km. The Ampera’s string can be re-exciting through any 230 volt electrical means.

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First spy photos of new Opel Ampera Uncovered

20 02 2009

Fisrt spy photos of the new GM’s Opel Ampera electric vehicle leaked into the web  ahead it’s world debut at Geneva Motor Show pressure conference on March 3 .

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The first design sketches of the Ampera, which is the Euro-market type of the Chevrolet Volt advertise-in mixture, leaked to the web just yesterday. The Ampera prototype immovable in photos looks production-ready and it’s feasible this pallid car is in the means of being shot for the squash kit. The styling, a merger of the Insignia sedan and Flextreme notion car, is obviously analogous to that of the laptop-rendered picture, although the actual car shows a deeper chin spoiler and a taller body than the mean sketch. While the car in the sketches looks like a four-door sedan, the production Ampera will be a five-door.

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New 2010 Opel Astra Spied without Camouflage

11 02 2009

The all-new Opel / Vauxhall Astra was spied totaly undisguised. The spy shot gives us a fair vista of the Astra’s profile helpful minutiae like the mold of the windows and the roofline, the taillights and the concave growing on the doors.

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Under the hood, the new Opel Astra gets GM’s newest front-turn-chauffeur Delta platform which is also worn on the Chevrolet Cruze and Volt. Power will come from an ample extent of diesel and gasoline powertrains, with GM‘s all-new 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine that will be presented with outputs ranging from 120 hp to 140 hp and torque values of 175 to 200 Nm. Opel claims that this group will save an approximate 8% improvement in fuel consumption compared to the easily aspirated 1.6 and 1.8-liter engines that it will trade.

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All-new 2010 Chevrolet Spark Revealed (details and photos)

10 02 2009

General Motors reveals first photos of the all-new Chevrolet Spark minicar, which would debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month and go on sale in the United States by 2011.

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The five-door minicar will be sold as a global genre and will replace the tide Matiz. It would first go on auction in South Korea and Europe early next year, and will slowly be rolled out across other markets. At launch, there will be the variety of two four-cylinder petrol engines displacing 1.0 and 1.2L respectively. No independent tough has been conducted but the Spark is likely to normal 40mpg (5.88L/100km) in fuel-nation.

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