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Compact size and automatic transmission – two factors that can help car drivers relieve the stress of everyday big-city traffic. The Opel Agila now offers both. Only 3.74 meters long, this subcompact can easily take advantage of those spaces between parked cars most vehicles have to pass up. And, thanks to the optional four-speed automatic transmission, city drivers don’t have to wear out their leg muscles in stop-and-go traffic. The Agila Automatic has smooth shifting capability thanks to the hydro-dynamic

More than 14,000 readers from the automobile magazine “auto motor und sport” (ams) can’t be wrong: The newest Opel Zafira is not only the most flexible van in the compact class, but the most attractive as well. With this latest poll, the Zafira firmly cements its leading position among compact vans: This is the fifth time the German trendsetter has been honored with the highly coveted design prize, “Autonis” from ams magazine. Mar

In its second international forum, the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium (C2C-CC) is demonstrating for the first time worldwide vehicle-to-X communication independent of manufacturer or vehicle-type. Opel is hosting the event at the GM Dudenhofen Test Center in Germany. Preventing accidents by warning drivers about potential danger from other vehicles was a major goal during the development of the new General Motors/Opel C2C (car-to-car or vehicle-to-vehicle) communication systems. Vehicles equipped with this t

The main attraction in Opel model year 2009 is without question the new Insignia. The notchback and hatchback versions will be introduced in November 2008 and the station wagon variant, the Sports Tourer, will follow a few months later. All three models are now available to order. The other model lines were made even more attractive with targeted refinements. The best examples are the Agila, Corsa, Meriva, Astra, Zafira and Combo: to date, the lo

The new Insignia ecoFLEX, debuting at the Paris Motor Show (October 4 - 19), offers environmentally friendly driving without making any compromises. In contrast to many other competitors, it is not a low-end model, but rather combines powerful propulsion and driving fun with highest efficiency. Opel’s newest ecoFLEX

Opel arrives fully equipped with two world premieres -- its dynamic new Insignia Sports Tourer with two new engines and the sleek Insignia ecoFLEX model that combines driving fun with fuel efficiency. Opel’s new station wagon wraps leading technologies in a sporty, premium body at an affordable price. The Insignia S

Opel introduces new pro-environmental ecoFLEX variant of the Corsa for model year 2009. With CO2 emissions of just 109 (Corsa 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX), real fuel-efficiency star, requiring just 4.1 liters of diesel, respectively, per 100 km. The car is fitted with a maintenance-free diesel particulate filter as standard. The automaker is pursuing an array of activities as part of its commitment to further reduce fuel consumption and emissions of cars with conventional combustion engines. “At Op

The Opel Insignia Ergonomic Sport Seat has received a rare rave: A seal of approval for ergonomics by a German panel of doctors and therapists. This was not the first time Opel has received such kudos. Ergonomically-superior car seats have a long tradition at Opel: The 18-way adjustable MultiContour driver’s seat

The Insignia Sports Tourer, available in European markets in spring 2009, boasts the same athletic, powerful and elegant design as its sedan counterparts. “However,” says Mark Adams, Vice President of GM Europe Design, “this is a stand-alone model and not simply a wagon version of the sedan. In fact, all the bodywork aft of the B-pillar is unique to the Sports Tourer. We’ve also ensured that its design combines the sculptural artistry and

As a part of its ambitious programme of automotive transmission concept development, Ricardo has unveiled a research prototype vehicle that demonstrates the company’s patent pending electromagnetic linear actuation technology. This technology offers a low cost route to robust and highly efficient Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) and dry Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) vehicles, capable of delivering increased fuel economy and lower emissions

A stunning new Corsa VXR, known as the Arctic Edition, heads up a fresh trio of performance stars from Vauxhall and will make its UK debut at the British International Motor Show on July 22. Joining it on the stand will be the latest VXR8, with its potent new 6.2-litre, 431PS V8 engine, and the recently launched Astra Nürburgring Edition. Only 500 Corsa VXR Arctic Editions will be sold in the UK, and each will sport unique Glacier White paint

Opel will showcase to the public for the first time at the British International Motor Show (July 23 – August 3) both the four-door notchback and five-door hatchback versions of its new flagship car, the Insignia. The new Opel Insignia highlights breathtaking design: Both body styles boast a flowing, muscular yet