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Latest insights


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.


PSA-Opel/Vauxhall deal raises Brexit concerns

21 February 2017

We could see a framework deal for Peugeot's acquisition of GM's Opel/Vauxhall operations by the end of this week. The two are clearly at an advanced stage in the discussions and are reportedly at the point of putting a value on the deal.

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 with Tim Tozer, Vauxhall chief

10 December 2014

Tim Tozer, Chairman and Managing Director of Vauxhall, has been in post since February and is on a mission to redefine GM's UK-only volume brand. Dave Leggett recently caught up with him.


INTERVIEW: Tim Tozer, Vauxhall's new chief

11 August 2014

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.

Latest news


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Opel cannot go on 'burning cash' - Carlos Tavares

24 February 2017

PSA Groupe says Opel cannot go on 'burning cash for ever,' insisting its proposed purchase of the General Motors subsidiary could create a European champion, but doubt continues to remain as to any future direction for its British arm, Vauxhall.


Unite rates Tavares meeting "relatively positive"

24 February 2017

British labour body, Unite, has issued a cautious appraisal of its meeting today (24 February) with PSA Group CEO, Carlos Tavares, rating it "relatively positive" as the French automaker seeks to take over the Opel operations including Vauxhall, from General Motors.


UK Business Secretary meeting Tavares in London

24 February 2017

British Secretary of State for Business, Greg Clark, is currently (24 February) meeting PSA Groupe CEO, Carlos Tavares in London as intense speculation continues to swirl concerning the fate of General Motors' UK division, Vauxhall.


Unite urges UK PM to support Vauxhall jobs

22 February 2017

British labour body, Unite, is urging the UK government to match any political or financial commitment made by Berlin or Paris to Opel plants as PSA Groupe pushes the possibility of creating "a European champion with French-German roots."


PSA chief meets with Opel Works Council

21 February 2017

PSA executives, led by CEO Carlos Tavares, have met with labour union representatives and the Opel/Vauxhall European Works Council for discussions on the potential acquisition of GM's Opel/Vauxhall operations by PSA Group.


PSA's Tavares to meet UK PM on Vauxhall concerns

20 February 2017

PSA chief Carlos Tavares will meet with UK prime minister Theresa May to discuss the planned acquisition of General Motors' Opel/Vauxhall operations as fears rise over the implications of a deal for the company's two British Vauxhall plants.


UK union requests ugent PSA CEO talks

17 February 2017

British union leaders are requesting urgent talks with the CEO of PSA Groupe as speculation grows any new Franco-German alliance could be at the expense of future UK commitments.


English union digs in heels over Vauxhall and PSA

15 February 2017

Following his meeting with Greg Clark, the secretary of state for business and industrial strategy, the leader of the UK union, Unite said General Motors had a moral duty to stand by the UK workforce – and repeated his call for the backing given by government to Nissan, to ensure that it maintains its UK car production when the UK leaves the European Union, is offered to the rest of the UK car industry.


First glimpse of GM Europe's new small SUV

18 January 2017

General Motors Europe's Opel and Vauxhall brands took a while, some rebadged Korean interlopers excepted, to get into SUVs so this year, comparatively speaking, they're going nuts. On top of the freshened Mokka, now appended with an X, comes the Crossland (plus X) and, soon, the Grandland (plus X).


Opel/Vauxhall updates Intellilux headlamps

9 November 2016

General Motors Europe's Opel and Vauxhall brands will launch the next generation of IntelliLux LED lighting with the redesigned Insignia Grand Sport in 2017. The latest lamps feature new functions that further improve night time visibility.


Citing Brexit, GM's Opel reduces working hours

22 August 2016

General Motors' European unit Opel/Vauxhall is scaling back working hours at two German plants due to lower demand for the Corsa and Insignia models, citing Britain's recent 'Brexit' vote to leave the European Union.


just-auto Plus only New Opel Astra features Borbet BS5 wheels

3 August 2016

The new Opel Astra and the Borbet BS5 create a particularly beautiful combination, the classic Y-spoke wheel and the dynamic compact car are true soulmates when it comes to presentation. The newest edition of the Opel Astra is fresher, sportier and more...


Vauxhall announces new recall of Zafira models

19 May 2016

Vauxhall has announced that owners of Vauxhall Zafira B models will be invited to bring their vehicles back to Vauxhall dealerships "so that a preventative action can be carried out to protect the vehicles from the risk of fire"


Opel plans to increase diesel mix in Europe

2 March 2016

Opel/Vauxhall CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann has told just-auto that the brands are planning to increase diesel mix in Europe, in spite of the uncertainties caused for diesel’s outlook due to the ramifications of VW’s so-called ‘dieselgate’ scandal and its wider fallout.


GENEVA - GM's Vauxhall wants in (to the EU)

1 March 2016

General Motors' UK operation Vauxhall is firmly behind Britain remaining in the European Union.


Opel CEO becomes LinkedIn "influencer"

29 February 2016

Opel/Vauxhall CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann will expand his social communication activities to LinkedIn as a member of the "influencer" programme limited to 500 participants worldwide.


GM's Opel promises Europe a "revolutionary" EV

11 February 2016

General Motors' European unit Opel said it would launch "a revolutionary" new battery electric car next year as part of its plan to launch 29 new models between 2016 and 2020.


Europe sales up 9.3% in 2015 as VW leads

1 February 2016

In 2015 the European car market totalled 14.2m new registrations, an increase of 9.3% over 2014 full year results; the highest since 2009. The market benefited from the last two months of double-digit growth with December setting the highest positive monthly change of the last three years at 1.16m units. Therefore, the last quarter volume increase was the highest of the year, standing at 10.2% more than in Q4 2014, representing 3.42m cars sold in total. The Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate, SAAR, came in at 16.52m units.


GM shifts 9.8m in 2015

21 January 2016

General Motors' global sales reached 9.8m vehicles in 2015, up 0.2% year on year, for the company's third consecutive year of record sales.

Vauxhall news

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 Fre...


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 mode...


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...


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...


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 cl...


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 fu...



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