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In celebration of the 40th year of the UK’s Royal College of Art (RCA) Vehicle Design course, Opel is sponsoring a competition for students. Their task: Design what the future of Opel mobility might look like in 40 years. Some 19 students from 11 countries, including Germany, the UK, France, the Czech Republic, India and China are participating in the challenge. Students must identify the potential customer of tomorrow and use their profile

The Opel Insignia is the company’s new flagship model. Insignia came onto the market on 22.11.2008 featuring a new name and the latest technical developments as well as boasting a level of equipment that set new standards in its class. Irmscher has been Opel’s partner within the sporty refined vehicles domain for 40 years and now proudly presents an extensive range of items for individualisation of the new Opel – the “Car of the Year 2009”. The frontal appearance is accentuated by the striking Irmscher

The Opel Insignia has been recognized once again by an international expert jury for its outstanding design, winning the prestigious “red dot” award for product design. The international red dot design award – allotted since 1955 under the aegis of the Design Zentrum North Rhine Westphalia in Essen, Germany – ranks among the largest and most renowned design prizes in the world. It is granted to products by an international panel of design experts who base their criteria on degree of innovation, functiona

The revolutionary Opel Ampera today celebrated its world premiere at the 79th Geneva Motor Show. General Motors Europe president, Carl-Peter Forster, unveiled the extended-range electric vehicle and announced plans to put the car into production in late 2011. The Ampera will also be offered with right-hand drive in the United Kingdom by Opel's sister-brand, Vauxhall. "The Opel Ampera further demonstrates GM's leadership in the electrification of the automobile," said Carl-Peter Forster. "I

Opel’s new extended-range electric vehicle, the Ampera will electrify the world when it is revealed in March at the Geneva Motor Show. Fair goers will be able to see for the first time how Opel works on providing today new solutions to mobility. Opel also will highlight its range of low emissions ecoFLEX line of cars in the Agila, Corsa, Astra, Zafira CNG Turbo and Insignia, proving that the brand already today delivers economy without compromising on performance. Car of the Year 2009

On the “Day of the Yellow Angel,” an annual meeting of the German automobile club (ADAC), GM/Opel has presented the group with a HydroGen4 car they will use for roadside assistance service in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. The hydrogen-powered HydroGen4 will be the first fuel-cell vehicle in the world to be put through the daily rigor of the extremely demanding breakdown service. The use of the HydroGen4 vehicle is an important element of

opel to reveal ampera electric car at geneva motor show

Opel has announced Ampera as the name of its revolutionary extended-range electric car. The five-door, four-seat Opel Ampera will be revealed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show (March 5-15). “With the Ampera, Opel will be the first European automobile manufacturer to provide customers several hundred kilometers of non-

Opel now offers the Antara with front-wheel drive for active people and families who seek space and high seating and prefer the look of a crossover. By opting for a 4X2, buyers have a cost savings on a car that already offers high value for money. The Antara front-wheel drive is available with the Common Rail Turbo diesel 2.0 CDTI with 93 kW/127 hp as well as the 2.4 liter gasoline engine with 103 kW/140 hp. Regardless of the motor chosen, the

vauxhall/opel flextreme receives prestigious red dot design award

The Flextreme concept car has been recognised by an international jury for its outstanding design and has received the prestigious red dot award in a ceremony in Singapore. The international red dot design award ranks among the largest and most renowned design prizes in the world.  The red dot Singapore prize is awarded to the best design concept “that has the power to improve our world in the future”. It is granted to products by an int

insignia by steinmetz

It's taken five years to complete the styling on the Opel Insignia. Now it's ready, packed with the latest technology such as innovative lighting systems, all-wheel drive with selective power distribution to the rear wheels, and adaptive suspension. Not to mention pedestrian protection. So is there still room for tuning? Emphatically: Yes. With careful selection, picking up the styling cues, the Insignia by Steinmetz has been given a special tuning package to become a winner in the new lo

Berlin - The goal of achieving sustainable mobility with zero emissions came a step closer today when GM announced the European part of its biggest ever test programme for fuel cell vehicles. Nine companies will be the first to operate GM’s HydroGen4 zero-emission vehicles in the Berlin area as they go about their day-to-day business: ADAC, Allianz, Coca Cola, Hilton, Linde, Schindler, Axel Springer, Total and Veolia. This real-world road te

The most powerful natural gas-propelled vehicle premieres in December when Opel presents its first Compressed Natural Gas compact van with a turbo-charger at the Bologna motor show (December 5 to 14, 2008). The new Zafira 1.6 CNG Turbo has an output of 150 hp and a top speed of 200 km/h but consumes only 5.3 kg of n