2009-10-08 The Insignia of the 1950s: Opel Kapitän Celebrates Anniversary
Rüsselsheim. In the fall of 1959, the new Opel Kapitän (known internally as the Kapitän P2 2.6-liter) rolled off the production line in Rüsselsheim for the first time. Thanks to its distinctive design, high comfort and state-of-the-art technology, it soon became a bestselle ...

2009-10-06 Vivaro Van Wins Fuel-Saving Marathon
Rüsselsheim/Luton. The Vivaro has won the title of "economy champ 2009" in the van category of the British Fleetworld magazine's fuel-saving marathon ...

2009-10-02 Insignia is Europe's Favorite Car
Rüsselsheim. The Opel Insignia has expanded its already impressive trophy collection by winning the most popular public Internet poll for the automotive sector in Europe, the Internet Auto Award 2009 from AutoScout24 ...

2009-09-29 New Opel Astra: The First Class Compact
Rüsselsheim. With its sporty, good looks, comfortable driving experience, innovative technology and a full fuel efficient powertrain line-up ...

2009-09-21 Opel Expands its European Solar Offensive
Rüsselsheim. Opel expands its initiative to promote regenerating electricity production by building a solar energy power plant on the roof of its Rüsselsheim and Kaiserslautern manufacturing sites ...

2009-09-17 Germany's Chancellor Merkel Visits Opel at Frankfurt Motor Show
Frankfurt: Angela Merkel got behind the Astra steering wheel as Opel Supervisory Board Chair Carl-Peter Forster presented her the new Opel compact ...

2009-09-16 Reader's Choice: Opel Insignia Sports Tourer Wins Best Design Award
Rüsselsheim. The Opel Insignia Sports Tourer has won the Autonis Award 2009 for the best design of the year in the mid-size class category. The winner of the prize, organized ...

2009-09-15 Opel at IAA: A world debut and a revolutionary concept
At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Opel premieres the new generation Astra, allows a peek at the revolutionary electric Ampera ...

2009-09-15 New Opel Astra: Sculpted and engineered for the compact class
Designed for sporty good-looks, engineered with innovative technology and equipped with a full clean powertrain line-up, the all-new Opel Astra ...

2009-09-15 Opel Ampera development cars: Testing keeps production on target
Visitors to the Frankfurt Motor Show will have a chance to view the Opel Ampera, a game-changing electric family car that is practical for everyday ...

2009-09-15 Opel Vice President Alain Visser: Cars are our passion
At the IAA 2009, Opel will not only debut its latest generation of the Astra, but also a new slogan stating, "Wir leben Autos." ...

2009-09-15 Opel is on the move toward cleaner mobility
At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Opel underlines its commitment to cleaner mobility by introducing Start/Stop technology throughout its entire carline starting in 2010 ...

2009-09-15 Opel Insignia ecoFLEX: New 130 hp goes easy on earth and wallet
Opel introduces a new, 95 kW/130 hp ecoFLEX engine to its Insignia ecoFLEX line-up at an attractive price, making it particularly alluring for fleet clients ...

2009-09-15 Opel Insignia OPC: High Tech Spices up Passionate Driving
Dynamic and passionate driving has a new name at Opel: Insignia OPC. Its 2.8 V6 Turbo powerhouse with 239 kW/325 hp and a massive 435 Nm of torque ...

2009-09-15 10 Years of Pure Passion: Opel OPC Cars Reveal the Racer in You
For ten years, Opel Performance Center cars have demonstrated just how much sporty potential and technological expertise are packed into the brand's top line vehicles ...

2009-09-14 IAA - Opel friends meet in Frankfurt
Countless Opel fans from throughout Germany gathered near the pedestrian zone in Frankfurt, many driving their historic cars, to set the mood just days before the official opening of the IAA - International Motor Show ...

2009-09-14 Opel Ampera Online: Info about the New Extended-Range Electric Car
Rüsselsheim. The revolutionary Opel Ampera stands next to the new Astra as the focal point of interest at the Opel stand at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) ...

2009-09-10 Statement Carl-Peter Forster:
Let me begin by saying that I am making this statement as the Chairman of the Adam Opel GmbH Supervisory Board on behalf of the company ...

2009-09-09 Happy Birthday Opel Insignia - Europe's Shooting Star in 2009
Rüsselsheim. The Opel Insignia marks its first birthday this month and already has much to celebrate ...

2009-09-04 Countdown to production: Opel begins Ampera development car tests
Rüsselsheim. Opel has begun testing two development cars of the Ampera extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV) at its Dudenhofen proving ground ...

2009-09-01 Opel Insignia ecoFLEX: New 130 hp goes easy on earth and wallet
Rüsselsheim. Opel introduces a new, 95 kW/130 hp ecoFLEX engine to its Insignia ecoFLEX line-up at an attractive price, making it particularly alluring for fleet clients ...

2009-08-24 Opel shows super efficient new Astra and zero emission Ampera
Rüsselsheim. With the debut of the new Opel Astra at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show (September 17 - 27), the German brand will offer a super efficient palette of engines with remarkably low fuel consumption in the compact class ...

2009-08-13 New Opel Astra to offer practical, time-saving FlexFix Bike Carrier
Rüsselsheim. In line with Opel's philosophy of easy and comfortable flexibility, the new Astra hatchback will be available with the integrated FlexFix carrier system ...

2009-08-12 Opel reduces CO2 emissions on Vivaro Combi ecoFLEX by 11 percent
Rüsselsheim. Opel's ecoFLEX family has a new member: The Vivaro Combi ecoFLEX with the 114 hp 2.0 CDTI engine and automated Easytronic six-speed manual transmission ...

2009-08-07 Opel sales on the upswing across Europe
Rüsselsheim. Following seven months of strong sales in Germany, Opel sales across Europe are now also on the upswing. With 104,531 new passenger car registrations ...

2009-08-04 GM Statement: Meetings in Berlin with Magna, RHJI and the German Automotive Task Force
GM today concluded several meetings with both Magna and RHJI, and with representatives of the German automotive task force ...

2009-08-04 GM Statement: GM Board was updated on the Opel sale process
The new GM Board of Directors was updated on the Opel sale process. No recommendation was made for its consideration, reflecting ongoing talks with both Magna and RHJI ...

2009-07-29 Rediscovered after 70 Years: Opel Kadett Roadster
Rüsselsheim. With an automotive history spanning 110 years, Opel is one of the most tradition-rich brands in the industry. Over so many years, some developments are forgotten along the way and reappear again much later down the road ...

2009-07-23 Opel Launches Broad LPG Range
Rüsselsheim. Opel now offers five LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) powered Corsa, Meriva, Astra station wagon and Zafira models with a wide performance range, expanding its line of environmentally friendly ecoFLEX models with alternative propulsion ...

2009-07-15 Who is a millionaire? Opel Meriva!
Rüsselsheim/Zaragoza. A 1.3 liter CDTI Meriva ecoFlex is the one millionth small monocab to roll off the production line in Zaragoza today ...

2009-07-10 New Opel Astra chassis boosts dynamics, handling and comfort
Rüsselsheim. For the next generation Opel Astra, engineers designed a new chassis layout with a long wheelbase and wide track to give drivers improved agility, stability and comfort ...

2009-07-06 Opel Insignia OPC: High Tech Spices up Passionate Driving
Rüsselsheim. Dynamic and passionate driving has a new name at Opel: Insignia OPC. Its 2.8 V6 Turbo powerhouse with 239 kW/325 hp and a massive ...

2009-06-30 Opel Insignia ecoFLEX Sports Tourer: All This and Eco-credentials, Too
Rüsselsheim. Green shoots continue to sprout on the Opel model line-up: Starting this fall, the especially environmentally friendly Insignia ecoFLEX will be available as a Sports Tourer ...

2009-06-18 The New Opel Astra: Sporty with a Touch of Elegance
The new Opel Astra brings into the compact class its own interpretation of the brand's award-winning design language of combining sculptural artistry with German precision ...

2009-06-18 Opel Zafira - Summer Road Travel Made Easy
Long distance air travel is out. This summer, 78 percent of Europeans are planning to spend their holiday in Europe, according to a study by Europ Assistance Group ...

2009-06-15 Opel Insignia Park Assistant Takes the Guessing Out of Parking
Rüsselsheim. Opel announces a new park assistance feature on the Insignia that puts an end to second-guessing on those coveted parking spaces. It is a perfect tool for car drivers who don't have the courage to fill in a narrow spot ...

2009-06-10 Opel/Vauxhall Ampera Wins Prestigious Technology Award
London. The revolutionary Opel/Vauxhall Ampera Extended Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV) was crowned Monday the inaugural winner of a new and prestigious green motoring award ...

2009-06-05 Opel Insignia ecoFLEX: Green and Strong
Rüsselsheim. The new Opel Insignia ecoFLEX combines the best of both worlds: It offers low emissions and fuel consumption without compromising on performance or driving dynamic ...

2009-06-04 Insignia plus Trailer - the Perfect Match for Vacation Time
Rüsselsheim. Whether it is an active holiday in the mountains or a family vacation on the beach: the most memorable weeks of the year are drawing near. The preferred means of ...

2009-05-20 Insignia OPC Sports Tourer: New High-Performance Wagon from Opel
Rüsselsheim/Nürburgring. The Insignia OPC Sports Tourer will hit dealerships later this year, but first it has to go through hell - the Green Hell of the Nürgurgring's Nordschleife, considered the toughest, most demanding and dangerous race track in the world ...

2009-05-15 Opel Insignia wins design award from AUTO BILD magazine
Rüsselsheim. The Opel Insignia Sports Tourer won the AUTO BILD Design Award 2009, beating 11 competitors in the "Sedan and Station Wagon" category ...

2009-05-14 Prince of Norway views Opel Ampera at electric vehicle symposium
Stavanger, Norway. The Opel Ampera extended-range electric vehicle attracted the attention of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway during his visit to the ...

2009-05-14 Real world testing proves GM/Opel HydroGen4 fuel cell vehicles viable
Stavanger, Norway. Six months into road testing of HydroGen4 vehicles in Berlin has shown the fourth generation of GM/Opel fuel cell cars are reliable and that the future of ...

2009-05-13 New Opel Astra: The First Class Compact
Rüsselsheim. Integrating German engineering excellence, fluid sculptural design and accessible innovative technologies, the new Opel Astra captures the philosophy which ...

2009-05-07 Opel/RCA future mobility competition winner sees car with no wheels
London/Rüsselsheim. With his concept of a vehicle with no wheels, Augustin Barbot (25) of France was chosen as the winner of a competition sponsored by Opel/Vauxhall and ...

2009-05-01 Opel Insignia Roars to Top of Mid-Size Class in Europe
Rüsselsheim. Europe's Car of the Year 2009 is also European car buyers' first choice: Thanks to the new Insignia's spectacular market launch, Opel now leads the mid-size segment in Europe ...

2009-04-30 The Ten Millionth Opel rolls off the Zaragoza Assembly Line
Zaragoza. Production workers cheered today as they placed the finishing touches on the ten millionth car built in Zaragoza: a green, five-door Opel Corsa ecoFLEX 1.3 CDTI ...

2009-04-20 The New Opel Insignia ecoFLEX: Sleek Economy without Concessions
Rüsselsheim. The new ecoFLEX version of the Opel Insignia offers a dynamic driving ex-perience and low emissions at an affordable price. Emitting only 136 grams of CO2, equivalent to 5.2 l/100km on the MVEG/NEDC cycle ...

2009-04-17 Re-discover the Spirit of Tradition with Opel
Rüsselsheim. 110 years after the first Opel car was built, the brand is showcasing its origins in a wide array of activities. The company's long and rich tradition, filled with innovations, is spotlighted in the current advertising campaign ...

2009-04-15 Opel Insignia OPC: Hot Chili Premiere at the Barcelona Motor Show
Rüsselsheim. The high performance version of the Car of the Year 2009 will be unveiled on May 7, when the Opel Insignia OPC premieres at the Barcelona Motor Show ...

2009-04-06 Opel Zafira 1.7 CDTI ecoFLEX: The cleanest diesel seven-seater compact van
Rüsselsheim. Opel has improved the efficiency of its 1.7 CDTI ecoFLEX model, reducing the carbon footprint on the Zafira seven-seater compact van by nearly nine percent to ...

2009-03-31 Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel Visits Opel in Rüsselsheim
Rüsselsheim. Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel today visited the Opel Insignia production site in Rüsselsheim, stopping by to briefly chat with employees along the assembly line ...

2009-03-29 German chancellor visits Opel in Rüsselsheim
Rüsselsheim. Well more than 100 journalists are expected March 31 at Opel when Federal chancellor Angela Merkel visits the Insignia factory in Rüsselsheim ...

2009-03-25 Opel works with Royal College of Art students to design future mobility
London/Rüsselsheim. In celebration of the 40th year of the UK's Royal College of Art (RCA) Vehicle Design course, Opel is sponsoring a competition for students ...

2009-03-16 Opel Insignia wins esteemed red dot design award
Rüsselsheim. The Opel Insignia has been recognized once again by an international expert jury for its outstanding design, winning the prestigious "red dot" award for product ...

2009-03-13 GM and Opel Launch Website to Support Fact-Based Discussion
The current need for bridge-financing for GM's European operations is rooted in a catastrophic economic crisis, the worst of its kind in more than 70 years ...

2009-03-11 Press kit: Opel Insignia Sports Tourer
Rüsselsheim. When customers flock to buy a completely new car in hard economic times, then that auto must be a particularly special one. To date some 75,000 Insignias have been ordered in Europe so far ...

2009-03-02 Geneva World Premiere: Opel Ampera
The revolutionary Opel Ampera today celebrated its world premiere at the 79th Geneva Motor Show ...

2009-02-27 OPEL/GM Europe Submit Plan for Viability
Rüsselsheim. GM Europe and the Opel Supervisory Board have approved a long-term plan for viability that will be submitted to government representatives in the coming days. ...

2009-02-27 Wolfgang Scholz to head Opel Classic
Rüsselsheim. Wolfgang Scholz (56) has been named the new head of Opel Classic, the brand's collection of historic cars. In addition to his current duties in product communication ...

2009-02-12 Opel Highlights at Geneva Motor Show
Rüsselsheim. Opel's new extended-range electric vehicle, the Ampera will electrify the world when it is revealed in March at the Geneva Motor Show. Fair goers will be able to see for the first time how Opel works on providing today new solutions to mobility ...

2009-02-03 ADAC's Yellow Angel takes a green trip with a GM/Opel HydroGen4
Berlin. On the "Day of the Yellow Angel," an annual meeting of the German automobile club (ADAC), GM/Opel has presented the group with a HydroGen4 car they will use for roadside assistance service in the Berlin-Brandenburg region ...

2009-01-30 GME Chief Designer Mark Adams receives DESIGNBEST award
Rüsselsheim/Istanbul. Mark Adams, Vice-President GM Europe Design, was recognized by an international panel for his work on the design of the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia with the "DESIGNBEST 2009" award from AUTOBEST ...

2009-01-26 Opel To Reveal Ampera Electric Car At Geneva Motor Show
Rüsselsheim. Opel has announced Ampera as the name of its revolutionary extended-range electric car. The five-door, four-seat Opel Ampera will be revealed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show ...

2009-01-26 Opel/Vauxhall Celebrates Europe's Most Prestigious New Car Accolade
Rüsselsheim. It's official: The coveted "European Car of the Year" title belongs to Opel and Vauxhall for the next year. An international jury, composed of 59 of the most important ...

2009-01-23 Hans H. Demant meets with Adam Opel
As Opel is about to celebrate 110 years of automobile innovation, Hans H. Demant, Opel Managing Director and GM Europe Vice President, Engineering, was visited in his office in ...

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