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  1. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Arguably the most interesting - or at least atypical ⁠- Buick in the brand's lineup, the Cascada was a European creation that wore many badges. And now it's truly, definitively dead. Unlike the recent deep-sixing of the Ford Taurus and Chevrolet Cruze, the last Cascada to roll off Opel's Polish...
  2. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The German automaker that cranks out Buick Regals and, until this summer, Buick Cascadas for American consumers is suddenly flying high, distancing itself from its money pit days under former parent General Motors. After trying and failing to return the Opel (and sister brand Vauxhall) to...
  3. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Buick's on again, off again relationship with the Opel brand is currently very much on, as two Opels badged as Regals tempt buyers, and one Opel badged as Cascada tempts rental companies. But these recent exercises in marketing are somewhat tame in comparison to the experiment General Motors...
  4. Automotive Industry & GM News
    There's been another government raid over diesel emissions cheating. German prosecutors in Ruesselsheim and Kaiserslautern raided Opel offices earlier today in the latest probe. Authorities are investigating 95,000 vehicles to see if they're using exhaust management software to manipulate...
  5. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Thanks mainly to the unloading of its longstanding European operations, General Motors reported a $3 billion net loss in the third quarter of 2017, according to an earnings report released Tuesday. Punting responsibility of its Opel and Vauxhall subsidiaries to France's PSA Group definitely...
  6. Global Buick News
    It was to be called the Monza. GM Europe expected to assemble the Opel Insignia-based SUV, roughly the size of the Ford Edge, right alongside the Opel Insignia at its Rüsselsheim, Germany, assembly plant. Which is in Rüsselsheim. But development of the so-called Monza was either lost in the...
  7. Opel & Vauxhall News
    The European Commission has blessed the acquisition of Opel and Vauxhall's financial operations by Groupe PSA and BNP Paribas. Initially announced in March of this year, General Motors and PSA have been negotiating for months regarding future development work, pension obligations and the...
  8. Automotive Industry & GM News
    General Motors has announced pricing of four series of senior unsecured notes totaling $3.0 billion. Unsecured notes are effectively loans that are "unsecured" by collateral and in turn, carry a higher risk because they're unattached to any corporate assets, it's backed only by a corporation's...
  9. Opel & Vauxhall News
    In a quiet note at the beginning of August, General Motors and PSA Groupe have officially announced the sale of Opel and Vauxhall has been finalized. After months of haggling over future development contracts, headcounts, and pension obligations, both sides finally get what they want: for GM...
  10. Global Buick News
    Minor complaining time. Why, oh why does the Buick Regal GS come with Brembo brakes, sport buckets, a 310-hp V6 awith sporty pretenses, yet, there are no paddle shifters? The Opel Insignia GSi comes with paddle shifters, the Holden-not-a-Commodore VXR comes with paddles shifters. Both the...
  11. Opel & Vauxhall News
    Slotted to debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September, Opel is offering up an advanced look at the new Insignia GSi on the same day Buick decided to show off the new Regal GS. The simulcast debuts from Buick and Opel isn't coincidental; like their pedestrian donors, the Regal GS and...
  12. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The EU Executive Commission has given PSA's acquisition of Opel and Vauxhall its blessing. PSA hopes the merger will better help it compete with rivals and market leaders, Volkswagen, as the acquisition catapults the French automaker into the No. 2 position. Merging of the automotive business...
  13. Opel & Vauxhall News
    Vatican City wants to become the first C02 free country in the world through the use of electric mobility and renewable energy. During Laudato Sì, a sustainability conference addressing key environmental issues and future mobility, hosted by the Vatican earlier this week, Opel's CEO Dr...
  14. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Haggling over future development work has delayed General Motors planned sale of its European operations to the PSA Group. The crux of the issue lay in the work volume going forward at Opel's Development Center (ITEZ) in Rüsselsheim as there is overlap with PSA's own development centers which...
  15. Global Cadillac News
    Cadillac's long rumored diesel program still has life despite recent developments within General Motors. When GM sold its European arm and diesel deity earlier this year, it was believed Cadillac had just watched its plan for four and six-cylinder diesel engines change hands as well. That's...
  16. Opel & Vauxhall News
    French investigators have cleared Opel of possible emissions fraud. The French Finance Ministry announced earlier today that its consumer fraud agency has concluded its investigation into Opel, having found no "facts constituting an infraction of fraud." As part of a larger investigation, Opel...
  17. Automotive Industry & GM News
    General Motors is practically paying PSA to take its perpetually underperforming European operations off its hands. PSA's $2.3 billion purchase price of Germany's Opel, the U.K based Vauxhall brand, plus GM's European lending business is largely symbolic; GM is actually paying PSA $3.2 billion...
  18. Automotive Industry & GM News
    One of the worst kept secrets in the automotive industry is out of the closet. After a month of swirling rumors General Motors and PSA Group officially announced PSA's acquisition of GM's Opel/Vauxhall European operations for a €2.2 billion sum. The addition of Opel/Vauxhall transforms PSA...
  19. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The latest in the leaky saga of PSA purchasing Opel from General Motors. After dealing with the hurdles of layoffs and labor unions, the PSA-Opel deal stumbles into it's latest problem: patents and pensions. It was believed the deal was all but done, however, according to the Germans at Der...
  20. Opel & Vauxhall News
    Peugeot Citroën's planned purchase of Opel and its operations from General Motors is believed to be largely a done deal, with only minor details remaining. According to Bild the details will be announced on the first of March; it's thought both GM and PSA want to sign the papers before the...
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