Someone 'Leaks' The Opel Corsa OPC But No One Cares

Oh ho ho! Someone's gonna lose their job over this one! The whole internet is collectively shitting their internet-pants over this dazzling wower of a leak of pictures the new Opel Corsa OPC ahead of its official reveal and ... aw, screw it. I can't even pretend to give a shit. Sorry, Opel, but today wasn't the best » 2/03/15 10:26am 2/03/15 10:26am

Karl Lagerfeld's Cat Is Now (Adorably) Advertising Cars

Opel, a solid contender for the least cool car company on earth, just too a great step forward in fashion consciousness and also cuteness. They got Karl Lagerfeld's cat. » 10/10/14 9:18am 10/10/14 9:18am

How A German Rocket-Powered Monstrosity Somehow Predicted The Future

The 1920s were a crazy time. In America, jazz was everywhere, and so was illegal booze. In Japan, the Showa period was just beginning. And in Germany, Reichsmarks were being used as wallpaper and rockets were being strapped to cars. Even if it didn't make sense, everything was permitted. » 7/12/14 1:09pm 7/12/14 1:09pm

The New Vauxhall Corsa Is GM's Latest Answer To The Ford Fiesta

The fifth-generation Opel/Vauxhall Corsa comes with new engines and transmissions, a totally redesigned chassis lowering the central of gravity, lots of gadgets but the same compact dimensions as before. But can it beat the Fiesta? » 7/09/14 8:35am 7/09/14 8:35am

The Not-So-Famous Case Of The Opel/Citroën Ripoff

Today we're used to seeing knockoff cars from China, but back in the early decades of the automobile, some of the (now) most established names in the industry stole from one another. This is the case of the Opel Tree Frog. » 6/05/14 6:00pm 6/05/14 6:00pm

Boring automaker hypnotizes customers to make them like their cars

Europeans think German automaker Opel is an extremely boring brand so, for their Danish campaign, they decided to hire a hypnotist to wipe people's minds clean of any preconceptions. Then they let them test a car and, apparently, they loved it—or maybe the hypnotists tricked them about that too. » 5/29/14 8:51am 5/29/14 8:51am

Opel Is Ending Exports To China, Will Likely Make An Adam For America

We're about to see a lot more Opel — kinda — in the U.S. and a lot less Opel in China. After years of unimpressive sales, GM is pulling Opel out of China. On the flip, GM will rebadge two more Opel products in the U.S. for Buicks — one of which is most likely the Adam we've been curious about. » 3/28/14 3:30pm 3/28/14 3:30pm

You Can Now Drive Your Tesla Coast-To-Coast For Free

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 1/27/14 9:24am 1/27/14 9:24am

GM Is Better Off Without Chevy In Europe

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 12/06/13 9:45am 12/06/13 9:45am

Chevy Is Dead In Europe

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 12/05/13 9:30am 12/05/13 9:30am

Opel Might Sell The Adam In America As A Buick

Remember how General Motors CEO Dan Akerson wants to tie Buick and Opel products together even more closely to maximize sales and profits for both brands? Now it looks like that could mean the Fiat 500-like Opel Adam could come to our shores as a Buick. » 9/10/13 5:15pm 9/10/13 5:15pm

Here's How GM Can Sell The Opel Adam In America

The Opel Adam is a huge deal for General Motors' most beleaguered brand. Opel has struggled hard lately, and the European subsidiary needs the little car to be a big hit. Meanwhile, across the pond, GM's CEO says he wants the Adam for Buick. I say that's the wrong approach. » 6/26/13 1:47pm 6/26/13 1:47pm

Used Car Face Off: German Coupes With Hints Of American-ness

Welcome to Used Car Face Off, where we find two similar or similarly priced used cars and ask you which one you would buy. Choose wisely! » 6/23/13 1:00pm 6/23/13 1:00pm

Donuts In A Car With A Tractor Axle

This is Opel Omega would be just another bland European family sedan, except for one thing: it has the back axle off of a loader vehicle. Time for some donuts! » 4/05/13 1:00pm 4/05/13 1:00pm

Show Us The Best GM Cars Never Sold In The U.S.

When you hear General Motors, you probably think of Chevrolets, Cadillacs and GMCs. Or bailouts and the death of Pontiac in case you're not a fan of the company. » 2/01/13 1:40pm 2/01/13 1:40pm

How Americans Came Close To Getting The Slick Opel Calibra

Last week when I was looking at 90s coupes, I came across one that Americans never had the chance to get – the Opel Calibra. A successor to the Opel Manta that Americans once got through Buick dealerships, I began to realize it was a shame we never got to have this. Weirder, considering it shares a lot of underneath… » 1/27/13 2:00pm 1/27/13 2:00pm

GM's Opel Claims They Don't Want Omelette Au Fromage

After on Monday, the French newspaper Le Monde reported that PSA (Peugeot-Citroën) is planning to buy the struggling Opel brand in order to get a chance against the Volkswagen Group, Opel released a statement claiming the French are talking bollocks. » 1/09/13 9:30am 1/09/13 9:30am

Build Your Own Group B Insane-o Drift/Rally Car

If there was every an automotive equivalent to competitive grizzly bear riding, it was Group B rallying. The formula died for being too dangerous, but who's to stop you from making an unhinged 4x4 turbo hatchback of your own? » 11/07/12 1:00pm 11/07/12 1:00pm