Post Tagged with: "Opel"

Geneva 2009: Opel/Vauxhall Ampera

Press Release: Geneva World Premiere: Opel Ampera to Debut in 2011 March 2, 2009 Electric car with 500 km extended range Geneva/Rüsselsheim. 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.

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New Opel Meriva Spy Shots

Exterior details of the next generation Opel Meriva have been caught, and for the first time we can see the headlights. The rear lights were also completely visible, but there was a thick layer of snow covering them. Older spy shows feature the Meriva mini MPV with Opel’s FlexDoor system, the FlexDoor will allow the doors to open rearwards instead […]

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Spy Shots: Opel Ampera – Undisguised

Spy photographers have captured the Opel Ampera totally undisguised at an Opel center. The Ampera is expected to be revealed in Geneva and it will be the UK version of the Chevrolet Volt. So what makes the Ampera different from the Volt? Well, Opel’s Ampera will have a new fascia and a slightly redesigned rear-end. The Opel version of the […]

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Leaked: Opel Ampera EV Sketches

General Motors have had the official sketches of their electric Ampera leaked onto the web. The Ampera is the European version of the Chevrolet Volt, and it will be sold under the Opel brand. The only visible changes comes in the form a restyled front and rear bumper, along with a new set of alloy wheels. The Ampera is expected […]

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Spy Shots: 2011 Chevrolet Tacuma in the Snow

The latest Chevrolet Tacuma has been caught driving in the snow. The 2011 Tacuma will be a big bigger and longer than the current model. Chevrolet’s next-generation Tacuma MPV will likely share a few features similar to that of the European Opel Zafira. On the inside of the 2011 Tacuma will also have some parts which will re-appear in the […]

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Vauxhall’s VXR8 Bathurst S with a Walkinshaw 122 Supercharger

Opel’s Great Britain variant, Vauxhall, have created a new supercharged version of the Holden Commodore based HSV Clubsport R8. The Bathurst 6.0-litre V8 features a glorious 560-hp, thanks to a Walkinshaw 122 Supercharger. The Walkinshaw 122 Supercharger not only boosts power, but also the torque, which now sits at 715Nm, which is quite a jump from the standard 550Nm. At […]

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Spy Shots: 2010 Opel Astra undisguised

A prototype model of the next-generation Opel Astra has been caught without any camouflage. The spy shots show a clear view of the Astra’s profile, revealing details such as the shape of the windows and the roofline. The images show that the Insignia from Opel played a big role in the design of the new Astra. Opel’s Insignia not only […]

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Vauxhall Ampera and Insignia dress-up for the Geneva Show

The Vauxhall Ampera, the British manufacturer’s key player in the electric car market. Vauxhall’s electric-beast is said to line-up next to the Insignia VXR at the Geneva Motor Show. At the moment all the details on the Ampera are very scarce, but we do do have an Opel-badged image. The Ampera is said to be powered by General Motor’s Voltec […]

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The High-Performance Opel Insignia OPC at an internal event

There is a new photo of what seems to be a prototype version of the new high-performance Opel Insignia OPC, or the Vauxhall Insignia VXR in the UK. The picture was taken at an internal event. What we can see from the image shows us that there is a new bumper which is apparently inspired from the Opel GTC coupe […]

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Opel officially receives the European Car of the Year 2009 award

Carl-Peter Forster is the lucky man who gets to raise the award for the European “Car of the Year 2009”. If you are wondering who Carl-Peter Forster is, then you should probably know that he is the General Motors European President. The ceremony for European Car of the Year 2009 took place on the 26th of January at Opel’s plant […]

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The Opel Ampera EV to be unveiled at the Geneva Show

General Motors have decided that they will unveil the extended-range electric concept car at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. The Geneva Motor Show is in March. The five-door, four-seater Opel Ampera will feature the electric propulsion technology from General Motors, called Voltec. The car will run on lithium-ion battery power which can be charged by a standard 230V outlet for […]

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