The Grandland enters one of the most hotly-contested, and potentially profitable, of all motoring sectors.

Opel has no grand tradition of SUVs, in spite of its American parentage. The long-ago Frontera and the long-forgotten Antara are the only previous 4x4(...)

Vovlo chief executive Hakan Samuelsson at a presentation of the new Volvo XC60 car during the 87th International Motor Show at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Despite all the previews and advanced publicity there was some impressive new metal at the Geneva motor show. Volvo launched its new XC60, which wil(...)

Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann

Considering that Geneva is the most important, if not physically biggest, of Europe’s big motor shows, there is precious little that is actually new n(...)

The electric Opel Ampera-e should be one of the stars of the Paris motor show, with its neat styling, its 500km one-charge range and, according to Ope(...)

Opel’s  Ampera-e hatchback is expected to go on sale for about €38,000.

Opel has confirmed that its electric Ampera-e hatchback will get its first public outing at the Paris motor show at the end of September, before goin(...)

General Motors has described Brexit as “a speed bump”. Photograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters

General Motors said it was considering cost cuts in Europe to offset up to $400 million of potential headwinds triggered by Britain’s Brexit vote, cal(...)

 Prof Philip Lane, Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland. Photograph:  Jason Clarke.

After all the castles in the air promised during the election campaign, the Government was brought back down to earth this week as the European Commis(...)

A Vauxhall Zafira on fire in south west London. File photograph: Laura Kerr/PA

Opel is recalling more than 8,000 cars in Ireland for the second time over fire risk fears. The German car maker originally asked owners of the Zafi(...)

Opel insists the “isolated findings of a hacker to not reflect the complex interplay of a modern emissions filtering system”

Germany is to open an investigation into Opel after claims that the company uses software in two diesel models to manipulate emissions. After “inte(...)

Opel’s GT concept: a glimpse at the future with a nod to the past, in keeping with the overall show

I think I’d put the mood of this year’s Geneva motor show at cautious optimism. It’s not quite the full-on bombast of a couple of years ago, as the re(...)

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