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Latest insights


New Astra Sports Tourer & future Opel/Vauxhalls

27 July 2016

Vauxhall can’t seem to catch the Focus and Golf but the addition of the new estate is giving the griffin logo brand a strong sales boost, the Astra pulling past the VW Polo in June to become the UK’s sixth best selling model.


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Redesigned Vauxhall (Opel) Astra

6 October 2015

Executives' pride in Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port plant having secured the contract to be the lead factory for the new generation Astra was palpable at the UK media launch. It was clear that union flexibility was the key to the British plant getting the nod over the Germans - securing 2,000 automaker and supplier jobs until at least 2020 - and led to Bochum, instead of Ellesmere Port, facing the axe. No more British built Astras would also have meant no more British Vauxhall cars (the former Luton car plant is now a development site) and no more Ellesmere Port.


September management briefing: Frankfurt review

23 September 2015

In the second and final part of this month's management briefing, we take a look at the stand out concepts, production cars and trends seen at the 2015 Frankfurt IAA motor show.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: BMW presser to remember

18 September 2015

Frankfurt. Lots of new cars to read about. Lots of industry news to be told. So what did you ghouls read most? Natch, the report about the poor old BMW chief keeling over at their press conference, of course.

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


Geneva show debuts list - Volkswagen Arteon

28 November 2016

A third vehicle world premiere for the 2017 Geneva motor show has been added to just-auto.com's debuts list.


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.


JLR edges out Nissan as top UK car builder in 2015

21 January 2016

Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover is now Britain's biggest vehicle producer with its 489,923 units built in 2015 (up from 449,507 in 2014) nudging ahead of Nissan's 476,589 (500,238).


Europe 'Big Five' markets sales up 8.8% in 2015

18 January 2016

Last year, 2015, new car registrations in Europe's Big Five markets passed the 10m units mark, increasing by 8.8% compared to 2014. All five markets posted positive growth with Germany leading the way with 3.2m units, up by 5.6%, although this was the lowest annual increase among the five countries.


Renault Batilly LCV plant sets large van productio

21 December 2015

Renault said its Batilly plant, which makes the large Renault-badged Master van plus variants for GM Europe's Opel and Vauxhall brands, and Nissan Motor Europe, has broken a production record in 2015.


European car sales grow for 27th straight month

17 December 2015

European new car sales experienced a 27th consecutive month of growth during November 2015 with volume up 13.5% year on year, the second largest rise this year, according to analysts at JATO Dynamics. This followed a significant slowing of growth during October as a consequence of smaller increases in the 'Big Five' EU markets.


Vauxhall to help with recall of fire-prone model

14 December 2015

General Motors' UK unit Vauxhall has agreed to recall previous generation Zafira MPVs even though the fault, which has caused a number of vehicle fires, has been acknowledged by regulatory body The Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) as an "improper repair of the thermal fuse of the resistor in the heating and ventilation system, undertaken outside of the automaker's authorised service and maintenance processes and schedule".


UK sales dip for first time in years

5 November 2015

Data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed UK new car registrations dropped for the first time in more than three and a half years as market growth levelled off in October 2015. 177,664 new cars were registered in the month, a dip of 1.1% on last year’s figure and following a record 43 consecutive months of growth. Year to date data showed the new car market is up 6.4% to 2,274,550 cars -  the best YTS result on record.


Vauxhall MD's 'strategy conflict' with Opel

25 September 2015

The sudden departure this week of Vauxhall managing director Tim Tozer follows a disagreement within GM's European organisation on volume targets according to a Vauxhall retail network source speaking exclusively to just-auto.


UK/IRELAND: Shock as Vauxhall/Opel boss Tozer goes

23 September 2015

Tim Tozer, the head of Vauxhall Motors and Opel Ireland, has left General Motors. His replacement is Rory Harvey, a British national, most recently employed as the head of sales for Opel Europe, based in Ruesselsheim.


Opel claims best-in-class for new Astra seats

22 July 2015

Opel/Vauxhall claims it is leading the field with the seats that will be fitted to the new Astra.


European car market up 8.4% in H1 [includes data]

20 July 2015

Car sales data released by JATO shows the European car market ending the first half of the year hit a high with sales up 14.6% in June and 8.4% during the first half versus the same period last year.


OnStar wins magazine technology award

3 July 2015

General Motors' OnStar 'personal connectivity and service assistant', currently being launched by Vauxhall in the UK and Opel in Europe, has received an award from a top consumer magazine.


Vauxhall launches OnStar in UK

30 June 2015

Vauxhall says it is bringing OnStar to the UK this summer with a package, which includes a high-speed 4G LTE mobile network for up to seven devices, emergency response notification and stolen vehicle recovery technology. The European headquarters for OnStar will be in Luton, UK, creating some 120 new jobs.


Europe's car market was positive - just - in May

18 June 2015

Data released by JATO Dynamics shows that Europe's car market slowed to growth of just 0.8% in May. However, the underlying picture remains one of national markets in recovery.


Go easy on the lurid colour combos - Glass's

10 June 2015

A UK used car valuation specialist has warned that 'cosmetically compromised', built to order, new cars could be tricky for dealers to value at trade in time.


Renault motor sport expert's new role at Millbrook

9 June 2015

Millbrook, the former Vauxhall Proving Ground now an independent vehicle test, validation and engineering service provider, has named a former Renault Sport Technologies motor sport director as a COO.


New Opel/Vauxhall Astra teased

6 June 2015

Vauxhall did indeed release teaser photos of the new Astra (shared with European unit Opel) due to make its public debut at Frankfurt next September.


UK car market has topped out - Vauxhall chief

22 May 2015

The UK car market continues to turn in high monthly numbers, but it is topping out according to Vauxhall MD Tim Tozer.


Volkswagen Golf stays top of European tree in Q1

22 April 2015

European new car sales were 8.9% higher in Q1 2015 than in the same period in 2014, according to JATO Dynamics. March sales were up 11.1%.


GM boosts global sales 2% in Q1 2015

21 April 2015

General Motors (GM) sold 2.4m vehicles globally in the first quarter of 2015, up 2% compared to a year ago.

Vauxhall news

Geneva show debuts list - Volkswagen Arteon

28 November 2016

A third vehicle world premiere for the 2017 Geneva motor show has been added to just-auto.com's d...


Opel/Vauxhall updates Intellilux headlamps

9 November 2016

General Motors Europe's Opel and Vauxhall brands will launch the next generation of IntelliLux LE...


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 du...


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-...


New Astra Sports Tourer & future Opel/Vauxhalls

27 July 2016

Vauxhall can't seem to catch the Focus and Golf but the addition of the new estate is giving the...


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 veh...



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