PR: Opel Increases European Sales in First Three Quarters by 33,000 Cars

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    PR: Opel Increases European Sales in First Three Quarters by 33,000 Cars

    Opel Media Online
    2015-10-08



    - Opel outgrows market in September and in first three quarters of 2015
    - European sales up by four percent in first nine months
    - Light commercial vehicle business with Movano and Vivaro especially successful
    “Our new models suit the taste of our customers across Europe. We are continuing to grow – despite pulling out of the Russia market and we are optimistic for the upcoming months. The feedback we have received on our new Astra, which will only celebrate its dealer premiere in Germany on October 10 and 11, is great. It will give our product offensive an additional boost,” said Peter Christian Küspert, Vice President Sales & Aftersales Opel Group.
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    Re: PR: Opel Increases European Sales in First Three Quarters by 33,000 Cars

    I want black ink.. Then we can drink to it.

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    Re: PR: Opel Increases European Sales in First Three Quarters by 33,000 Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    I want black ink.. Then we can drink to it.
    That depends on GMNA and wether they want that or not accounting wise.

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    Re: PR: Opel Increases European Sales in First Three Quarters by 33,000 Cars

    They should transfer Opel's design language over to Buick.

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    Re: PR: Opel Increases European Sales in First Three Quarters by 33,000 Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_VT View Post
    That depends on GMNA and wether they want that or not accounting wise.
    If Opel is not careful, the EU will target it as a retaliation because of EPA thing with Volkswagen. I am impressed they opted not to go into firesale mode to take advantage of volkswagen problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pisswilly View Post
    They should transfer Opel's design language over to Buick.
    No, I think they should work together, but Buick's need to remain Buick's.

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    Re: PR: Opel Increases European Sales in First Three Quarters by 33,000 Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    If Opel is not careful, the EU will target it as a retaliation because of EPA thing with Volkswagen. I am impressed they opted not to go into firesale mode to take advantage of volkswagen problems.
    Whilst EU bureaucrats can be just as incompetent as their US colleagues - they're not nearly as vindictive

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    Re: PR: Opel Increases European Sales in First Three Quarters by 33,000 Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruperts Trooper View Post
    Whilst EU bureaucrats can be just as incompetent as their US colleagues - they're not nearly as vindictive
    I recall Merkel did try to wrestle Opel out of GM's control in the 2008 crisis. Bush had to step in, So there is that little history that might surface again.
    Hopefully the zealots on both sides keep their prejudices at bay, punish those responsible

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    Re: PR: Opel Increases European Sales in First Three Quarters by 33,000 Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    If Opel is not careful, the EU will target it as a retaliation because of EPA thing with Volkswagen. I am impressed they opted not to go into firesale mode to take advantage of volkswagen problems.


    No, I think they should work together, but Buick's need to remain Buick's.
    Buicks will be Opels and the German govt already raided Vee Dub offices looking for evidence. No retaliation.

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    Re: PR: Opel Increases European Sales in First Three Quarters by 33,000 Cars

    So the more vehicles that Opel sells, the more money Opel loses?
    Maybe GM should sell Chevrolet in Europe to stop the money losses?

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    Re: PR: Opel Increases European Sales in First Three Quarters by 33,000 Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by orville View Post
    So the more vehicles that Opel sells, the more money Opel loses?
    Maybe GM should sell Chevrolet in Europe to stop the money losses?
    Oh Gawd. Not again.

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    Re: PR: Opel Increases European Sales in First Three Quarters by 33,000 Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Pisswilly View Post
    They should transfer Opel's design language over to Buick.
    Or they could simply rebadge Opels as Buicks. Wait a minute. Never mind.

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    Re: PR: Opel Increases European Sales in First Three Quarters by 33,000 Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by orville View Post
    So the more vehicles that Opel sells, the more money Opel loses?
    Maybe GM should sell Chevrolet in Europe to stop the money losses?
    Chevrolet lost money in Europe as well.

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    Re: PR: Opel Increases European Sales in First Three Quarters by 33,000 Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    I want black ink.. Then we can drink to it.

    They are offering $3,000 incentives on the roof of cars in the UK, l guess we might not be able to afford a drink just yet.

    The whole car market is up in Europe at the moment with big plus signs in sales numbers of all car brands, even VW with its diesel emissions scandal out performed Ford sales in the UK with a bigger sales increase.

    Farley at FOE CEO reckons Ford of Europe will break even in profits in the next quarter, but when you look at what Ford have done the awesome Aston Martin US Ford Fusion rebadged as the Hertz/Avis Mundane has arrived in Europe so the lucrative private buyers will comeback to the exciting new Mondeo which should end fix the high deprecation numbers on the Mundane that are very rental car high, and the absolutely drop dead gorgeous Mustang have both arrive in Europe in this quarter the big black dull-drum cloud has finally be lifted over Europe with some very nice cars designs arriving from the US into Europe, its the high end top of the range cars that bring in the profits.
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    Re: PR: Opel Increases European Sales in First Three Quarters by 33,000 Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruperts Trooper View Post
    Chevrolet lost money in Europe as well.
    Not lost £25 billions like the Opel money pit has Rupert.

    Chevrolet just had crap marketing department in Europe picked the wrong poor build quality anodyne cars, and had more money than common sense in the marketing. Europeans were dreaming of the getting good ole American Pies Bel Airs, Classic 60's Stingrays, Camaro's, classic pick-up trucks, and RHD Corvettes, the perception Europeans once had of Chevy in Europe of awesome cars has been completely destroyed Rupert.

    What did Chevrolet give them a rebadged Daewoo Matiz, the Europeans image of Chevrolet brand in most Europeans eyes has been severely damaged destroyed by this FWD South Korean made junk, with build quality that was not all that, rock bottom to be more precise.

    Cant remember who was in charge at the time maybe Susan Docherty wasted loads of money sponsoring Manchester United whose so called massive fan base have shunned the Chevrolet brand in the ER, which would have been better spent on bringing some of the more higher profit yield models from the US none of which would have clashed with the Opel line-up, and spent the Man U money on offering them in RHD. Daewoo have completely wrecked the awesome perception most Europeans had of Chevrolet, it's been a total disaster Mia managed from day one to the end of this year.

    Manchester Uniteds massive fanbase forever thankful were seen swarming around Chevrolet UK dealerships last month Rupert.

    Chevrolet UK gave Manchester United $550 millions in sponsorship money this season - NET RESULT $550 million sponsorship = Chevrolet UK September NET SALES = 1 sale.
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    Re: PR: Opel Increases European Sales in First Three Quarters by 33,000 Cars

    Volkswagen is selling almost twice more cars than Opel/Ford/Renault per month in Europe which are fighting for second position. Even if they lose part of their share they can still keep No1. Beating VW in first place is just impossible. They will probably lose some buyers in next period, but not some noticable numbers I guess.
    Opel is doing good now. Next year we will have facelifted Mokka on market, and new Insignia and Meriva... all big sellers which is great. Astra is already big hit and there is no bad review about it. Everybody loves it If Opel plays this one smart they could use this Dieselgate with Volkswagen to hit No1. position with new Astra for few months which would be great for marketing.
    In my opinion right now biggest problem for Opel is Corsa and lack of Astra-sized

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