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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Bleak Christmas ahead for some

Less than two weeks to Christmas - where did 2014 go? For most, it's a time of celebration, presents, family reunion and far too much food....

ANALYSIS: Opel-Vauxhall and Buick's shared future

GM's Europe-based brands are plotting what could be a major reversal of fortunes. It's all about new cars, extra models and an ever-closer a...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: There's a ghost in the house...

Yes folks, there's a ghost in the house and the temptation is to say, it's the ghost of safety. Okay, that's a bit laboured in the week of H...

Special management briefing: Paris reflections (2)

The Volkswagen Group didn't dominate the world premieres list, a 1970s DS21 devoid of Citroen badges was exhibited, Jaguar's XE drew only mo...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Tim Tozer, Vauxhall's new chief 11 Aug 2014

Chris Wright

The appointment of a non-GM person reflects the way the US giant is moving as is the way it has dealt with the recall crisis in the US.

INTERVIEW: GM President Dan Ammann 27 Jun 2014

Dave Leggett

General Motors President Dan Ammann says that GM is performing to plan and that its European operations are on target to achieve profitability by "mid-decade".

Latest News

Russia currency ride sees GM pause wholesaling 18 Dec 2014

Simon Warburton

Russia's chaotic currency situation has led General Motors to temporarily suspend wholesaling of vehicles to dealers.

Car #5,000,000 leaves Vauxhall Ellesmere Port 10 Dec 2014

Graeme Roberts

Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port factory - opened in 1964 to build the HA Viva - has built its five millionth car, an Astra.

General Motors' axed Bochum plant builds last car 8 Dec 2014

Graeme Roberts

The last vehicle - an Opel Zafira minivan - has been built at General Motors Europe's doomed Bochum plant, according to local reports.

I3 turbo engines on 'fast forward' in Brazil 1 Dec 2014

Fernando Calmon

At least three automakers here in Brazil are betting on turbocharger technology for their new, one-litre, three-cylinder engines. None has yet confirmed officially it plans to produce them but several just-auto sources say they will.

US: Opel Cascada to become Buick Velite? 28 Nov 2014

Glenn Brooks

General Motors has registered a request with the US Patent and Trademark office for the model name 'Velite', leading to speculation that a modified Opel Cascada/Cabrio will be sold in North America.

Latest blogs

Four years with a Voltwagen 2 Dec 2014

Graeme Roberts

This is one of the more interesting long-term tests I've read in a while as a former sell-side analyst turned technology and auto reviewer in the US reports on four years of life with General Motors' Chevrolet Volt - aka the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera.

Karl Lagerfeld shoots his cat (and the Corsa) 3 Nov 2014

Glenn Brooks

Surely this release from Opel is in the running for the award for 2014's most bizarre 'news' item?

Company research

Traffic Sign Recognition System Trends

Traffic Sign Recognition System Trends

Traffic sign recognition systems can use detection techniques as simple as the ones in which the traffic signs are detected in an image format through an onboard road-facing camera and subsequently te...

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CNG Vehicles Market in Europe 2014-2018

CNG Vehicles Market in Europe 2014-2018

CNG is a natural gas used in automobiles as an alternative to gasoline and diesel. Natural gas is a mixture of hydrocarbons that is found deep within the earth, and primarily consists of methane....

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CNG Vehicle Market in Europe 2012-2016

CNG Vehicle Market in Europe 2012-2016

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicle market in Europe to grow at a CAGR of 16.84 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market...

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