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Interior design and technology - Vauxhall Mokka X

12 June 2017

It is only when you get to drive a certain car model for a few days that you begin to notice them everywhere. The Vauxhall Mokka is no exception, with more than 120,000 buyers here in the UK alone, its single biggest market in Europe. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look at the facelifted and renamed Mokka X.


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


Opel chief interior designer on the new Insignia

27 April 2017

Continuing just-auto/QUBE's review of interior design and technology trends, we borrowed the new Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport to take a closer look and got the inside story from Stefan Arndt, Adam Opel AG's chief interior designer.


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.

Latest news


IAA world debuts - Jaguar XJR575

24 July 2017

Suzuki has issued one image but no other details of the Swift Sport. The new car will have its motor show debut at the Frankfurt IAA.


EU antitrust authorities approve PSA Opel buy

5 July 2017

EU antitrust authorities have approved PSA group's proposed acquisition of General Motors' Opel/Vauxhall automotive business.


World premieres at the 2017 Goodwood FoS

3 July 2017

The 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed took place between 29 June and 2 July inclusive. The list of vehicle world premieres is published below.


Opel chief's exit confirmed

12 June 2017

Opel CEO Dr Karl-Thomas Neumann has stepped down as the Speaker of the Management Board and CEO of Opel/Vauxhall.


PSA's Tavares expects Opel loss in 2017

10 May 2017

PSA Group chief Carlos Tavares expects planned acquisition Opel/Vauxhall to continue to lose money in 2017, according to remarks at PSA's annual shareholders' meeting.


GKN supplies Opel Insignia AWD system

18 April 2017

GKN Driveline said its Twinster torque vectoring all-wheel drive (AWD) system has entered series production with another major car manufacturer.


Vauxhall union absent at PSA/IG Metall Berlin meet

5 April 2017

Germany's Economic Affairs Minister says a meeting today (5 April) in Berlin between unions, PSA and numerous high-ranking politicians to discuss the French automaker's proposed acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall showed "progress," although British labour body, Unite, was conspicuous by its absence.


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 news

IAA world debuts - Jaguar XJR575

24 July 2017

Suzuki has issued one image but no other details of the Swift Sport. The new car will have its mo...


EU antitrust authorities approve PSA Opel buy

5 July 2017

EU antitrust authorities have approved PSA group's proposed acquisition of General Motors'...


World premieres at the 2017 Goodwood FoS

3 July 2017

The 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed took place between 29 June and 2 July inclusive. The list of...


Interior design and technology - Vauxhall Mokka X

12 June 2017

It is only when you get to drive a certain car model for a few days that you begin to notice them...


Opel chief's exit confirmed

12 June 2017

Opel CEO Dr Karl-Thomas Neumann has stepped down as the Speaker of the Management Board and CEO o...


PSA's Tavares expects Opel loss in 2017

10 May 2017

PSA Group chief Carlos Tavares expects planned acquisition Opel/Vauxhall to continue to lose mone...



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