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Brands related to this company: Chevrolet, Opel, Vauxhall

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THE WEEK - PSA, GM Europe, Geneva

10 March 2017

Yes, of course, Geneva this week, with lots of shiny new metal to get the consumer media all a-Twitter (other social media platforms are available), but the big story, looking all but inevitable a week ago, was the first-thing-Monday announcement PSA would acquire GM Europe's Opel/Vauxhall operations. Or, as some pundits put it, GM (with some large pension liability support) will pay PSA to take it away.


Scale drives PSA's Opel ambitions - COMMENT

7 March 2017

The deal is all but done, scheduled to complete this year. Opel/Vauxhall is to become part of the PSA Group. When the news broke last month that the two were in talks for a sale, my thoughts could be summed up in a simple question: Why would PSA want to take that on?


European auto workers await fate - the week

3 March 2017

This was not a good week to be a worker in certain auto or engine making plants owned by GM, PSA or Ford in the UK and Spain. Especially for those of nervous disposition.


Europe’s squeezed middle feels race to the bottom

28 February 2017

There’s been a lot of talk recently about globalisation and the race to the bottom it engenders. Once costs have been ratcheted down so much through process improvement or a shift to the newest low-cost country, where do you go next? The whole globalisation rationale had been questioned recently, not least by the populist protectionism that helped get Donald Trump elected as US president.

Latest interviews


GENEVA - Interview with Opel CEO Neumann

2 March 2016

General Motors Europe boss has told just-auto that the company is off to a strong sales start as it looks to hit breakeven in 2016. In a wide-ranging interview in Geneva, he also said that Opel is looking to address its weakness in SUVs, is concerned about the UK’s currency movements and believes that Opel should focus on efficiency gains for combustion engines - rather than go for hybrids - in meeting tighter CO2 emission rules.


Interview with Vauxhall MD Tim Tozer

17 September 2015

General Motors' UK operations' chief is Vauxhall MD Tim Tozer. He tells just-auto about the brand's high hopes for the new Astra and the resurgence of the UK manufacturing plant that makes it (one of two in Europe).


Q&A: Philip Abram, Chief Infotainment Officer, GM

19 January 2015

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, just-auto's Cat Dow caught up with GM's Chief Infotainment Office Philip Abram to learn more about the OEM's plans for connected vehicles.


Nexteer president and COO Laurent Bresson

19 January 2015

Nexteer, the former GM Saginaw steering division, has flourished under the ownership of China-based Pacific Century Motors its owner since 2011. Calum MacRae caught up with Nexteer’s president and COO Laurent Bresson at the recent NAIAS.

Latest news


GM to phase out Cruze production in Thailand

22 March 2017

General Motors has said it plans to phase out sales and production of passenger cars in Thailand, choosing instead to focus on its more popular pickup trucks and SUVs in this market.


New York show - Toyota extends Sienna lifecycle

22 March 2017

As expected, Toyota Motor Sales US, will give the facelifted Yaris its North American debut at the New York auto show. In a surprise development though, the Sienna is also facelifted for the 2018 model year. The big minivan, in production since January 2010, had been expected to instead be replaced.


GM Brazil to refurbish plant after union deal

21 March 2017

Following negotiations with a key union, GM will refurbish its oldest plant in Brazil (inaugurated 1930).


France Opel diesel probe closed

20 March 2017

France's anti-fraud office has closed its investigations concerning Opel's diesel vehicles.


Magneti Marelli announces supply deals

17 March 2017

Magneti Marelli has announced supply deals under which its Automotive Lighting and Powertrain Technology divisions supply key components to new vehicle models, many of which were launched at this month's Geneva motor show.


GM firms up 900 jobs in Michigan

16 March 2017

General Motors has announced it will add or retain approximately 900 jobs across three Michigan facilities during the next 12 months.


Shanghai show debuts list - Geely Emgrand X1 B-SUV

15 March 2017

Another world premiere for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 has been been added to just-auto.com's debuts list: an additional SUV for the Geely Emgrand brand.


Trump to eye Obama's last-minute CAFE rules

13 March 2017

US president Donald Trump is expected to roll back another Obama administration policy with an announcement of a review of fuel economy rules on Wednesday (15 March).


PSA teams with BNP Paribas for Opel financing

10 March 2017

PSA Group and BNP Paribas have announced a long-term partnership in automotive finance as the French automaker looks to take over the joint acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall’s financing activities.


just-auto Plus only Cadillac introduces V2V solution standard on CTS

10 March 2017

Cadillac introduces Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications this month in the CTS performance sedan, beginning with 2017 interim model year cars in production now. V2V-equipped vehicles share information that can be used to alert drivers to upcoming potential...


GM/Honda FCV JV names executive team

8 March 2017

General Motors and Honda have announced the executive structure for their recently established joint venture company, Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, LLC.


2017 Geneva motor show - world debuts list

8 March 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important models this year were the Range Rover Velar, Kia Picanto, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Crossland X & Insignia, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, SEAT Ibiza, Subaru XV, Volkswagen Arteon and Volvo XC60.


GENEVA - VW CEO not open to FCA merger talks

8 March 2017

Volkswagen has strongly rejected any suggestion it is open to merger talks with Fiat Chrysler.


SMMT "hopeful" for UK supply chain after PSA deal

7 March 2017

Britain's automotive trade association, SMMT (Society of Motor Traders and Manufacturers) says it is "hopeful" yesterday's (6 March) confirmation by PSA Group it was to purchase General Motors' Opel/Vauxhall business for US$2.2bn will prove fruitful, with the French automaker hinting at supply chain opportunities in the event of a 'hard' Brexit.


GENEVA - Marchionne approves GM-PSA deal

7 March 2017

The PSA deal to buy Opel from General Motors is a step in the right direction - a direction towards industry consolidation and the need to drive down costs and capacity, according to Fiat Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne.


just-auto Plus only GNCAP announces test results for two Indian cars

7 March 2017

In the first set of #SaferCarsForIndia results for 2017, Global NCAP has released the scores for crash tests conducted on the Chevrolet Enjoy and the Ford Aspire (Next Gen Figo). The Chevrolet Enjoy, which is sold without airbags in its basic version,...


Opel/Vauxhall to join PSA Group

6 March 2017

GM is to sell its loss-making European operations to PSA Group in an EUR2.2bn deal expected to close by the end of this year


UK union will "fight" for GM plants' "future"

6 March 2017

The key union representing British workers, Unite, has said "the fight begins now" to secure a future for the General Motors plants at Ellesmere Port and Luton which will be sold to PSA as part of the Opel deal confirmed today (6 March).


Hard Brexit could boost UK supply chain-PSA chief

6 March 2017

PSA Group says there could be significant opportunities for the UK supply chain following its proposed purchase of General Motors' Opel/Vauxhall division, if the British government opts for a so-called 'hard' Brexit.


PSA's Tavares plays down job cuts after Opel buy

6 March 2017

PSA Group chief executive Carlos Tavares has stressed the opportunities ahead for Opel/Vauxhall plants in the new larger group and played down talk of plant closures and job cuts.


US analysts (mostly) happy with PSA/Opel mix

6 March 2017

US analysts are mostly in favour of the sale of General Motors' European operation Opel (and Vauxhall) to PSA, announced earlier today.


PSA Opel deal looking more likely

3 March 2017

The sale of General Motors' European Opel unit to PSA Group is looking more likely and could be announced as early as Monday, according to a flurry of news reports.


Spanish minister confident as GM/PSA unions fret

3 March 2017

With a deal between GM and PSA for the sale of Opel possibly to be announced on Monday, a Spanish minister has said his country's assembly plants were "well-placed".


just-auto Plus only GM US sales up 4.2% in February 2017

3 March 2017

Record sales of crossovers, large SUVs and pickups in February drove General Motors’ retail market share up more than one-half percentage point versus a year ago. Average transaction prices, which reflect what customers pay after sales incentives, also...


just-auto Plus only GM Canada sales up 5% in February 2017

3 March 2017

Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers delivered 16,528 total vehicles in February, an increase of 5% year-over-year. GM Canada’s total sales are up 3% calendar year-to-date. “Backed by our strong portfolio of crossovers and pick-up trucks...


just-auto Plus only Cadillac global sales up 18.6% in February 2017

3 March 2017

Cadillac sold 21,460 vehicles in February 2017 globally, an increase of 18.6%. This marks the ninth consecutive month in which Cadillac has registered double-digit percentage growth. Cadillac sales in the midsize luxury crossover category - the...


just-auto Plus only Axalta renews refinish brand contract with GM

2 March 2017

Axalta coating systems in the UK and General Motors UK have renewed their three-year agreement which names Axalta’s three premium global refinish brands – Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox – officially approved suppliers for paint repairs on...


GM CEO cautious on Opel sale

1 March 2017

In remarks made at the Economic Club of Washington, General Motors CEO Mary Barra has said that GM is 'exploring opportunities' for Opel, ramping down expectations of an imminent announcement on the sale of the loss-making division to PSA. She also declined to discuss a timetable for the potential sale.


Isuzu acquires GM's East Africa subsidiary

1 March 2017

Isuzu Motors is to acquire GM's stake in 'General Motors East Africa' (GMEA) as part of a strategy to expand in the region.


just-auto Plus only Isuzu acquires General Motors East Africa

28 February 2017

Isuzu Motors and General Motors have reached an agreement that Isuzu will invest in General Motors East Africa (hereinafter called "GMEA"). Isuzu is making this investment with the intention of expanding its commercial vehicle production and sales in...

General Motors news

GM to phase out Cruze production in Thailand

22 March 2017

General Motors has said it plans to phase out sales and production of passenger cars in Thailand,...


New York show - Toyota extends Sienna lifecycle

22 March 2017

As expected, Toyota Motor Sales US, will give the facelifted Yaris its North American debut at th...


GM Brazil to refurbish plant after union deal

21 March 2017

Following negotiations with a key union, GM will refurbish its oldest plant in Brazil (inaugurate...


France Opel diesel probe closed

20 March 2017

France's anti-fraud office has closed its investigations concerning Opel's diesel vehicles. Fr...


Magneti Marelli announces supply deals

17 March 2017

Magneti Marelli has announced supply deals under which its Automotive Lighting and Powertrain Tec...


GM firms up 900 jobs in Michigan

16 March 2017

General Motors has announced it will add or retain approximately 900 jobs across three Michigan f...



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