Social Media | Welcome to the Show! Opel CEO Neumann Twitters

Bill Gates does it. Barack Obama does it. Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber do it, and particularly successfully too. And added to this illustrious list is a certain @KT_Neumann. We are talking about twittering.

The only question is, who is this Neumann alias @KT_Neumann? Well well well: no less than Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann, the big chief at Opel, who will now “inform personally about Opel” in the 140-character net service.
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Opel Plans to Mass Produce Adam Convertible

Opel plans to expand its successful model Adam and bring into the market a convertible version with a soft top that can be opened electronically and folds on the rear edge. The new Adam will feature accented wheel arches, exhaust center type, boomerang-shaped turn signals and 18-inch wheels.

“We want to build Opel cars that ordinary people can afford,” said Opel chief Karl Thomas Neumann, adding that it wants to recover from the lost market share with trendy and affordable cars. Read more

Opel's Monza Concept Car to be shown off at the Frankfurt Motor Show #Video

At the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, Opel is expected to show off the Monza concept. Nothing is certain yet but we’re hopeful that we’ll see what this new model is all about.

According to Opel, the concept car offers “efficiency and connectivity”. I’m guessing it will be green and more hi-tech complete with different kinds of connectivity. Features include a new infotainmant system and some “”ground-breaking powertrain solution” as described by Opel/Vauxhall CEO arl-Thomas Neumann. Read more

Opel Adam R2 Rally concept

Before you get excited for the ADAC Opel Rallye Cup, watch this Adam Rallye Cup car get dirty. I’m sure young race car drivers wannabe are gearing up for this ADAC Opel Ralleye Cup, drive 140-hp cars finally to start their careers, and win 100,000 euros. Read more

[Photo-Gallery] Opel Meriva Ergonomie Award

opel meriva award ergonomie

Opel Meriva leads with unique ergonomics and flexibility – Since the launch of the first generation 2003 Meriva is the unchallenged admission statistics in Germany in its segment. Up to the year 2008, the Meriva is in this period also the European leader. For the current Meriva Europe have been more than 230,000 customers have chosen.

The success of the Meriva shall pay its attractive design and a unique on-board flexibility especially for its outstanding ergonomics. A key factor for a vehicle that is aimed primarily at young families with children and active “best agers” beyond the 50.

For its ergonomic concept captured the experts’ Campaign for Healthier Backs eV “, the Meriva as the first and only production car in the world with the coveted AGR seal of approval.
While GM is not willing to let go of Opel, the company will have to ring in more job cuts and pension losses in the coming years since Opel is the biggest contributor to the company’s losses in Europe. Considering GM made more money in the past one year as a whole, the people looking forward to GM’s reports for the last quarter are pretty hopeful this trend will continue.

It added market share in the U.S. while cutting discounts and took back the title of world’s largest automaker from Toyota Motor Corp. Read more

Okay so while the interiors of the Opel Ampera might look strikingly similar to the Chevy Volt, Europeans insist that the Opel Ampera has way more oomph and attractiveness potential. They say that the skin of the Ampera is way more sensual than the Volt. As a result, while GM had targeted 8000 production units to start with, the actual number might need to be much higher, and hence the targets have been raised to 10,000 to 15,000 units. Paid reservations are already at 6000 units. But then again, those reservations are nothing more than $212 per unit. Those need not necessarily mean that the those will be purchased, however going by the estimates GM definitely is all geared to be better prepared to meet this demand than it was when it had the Volt. The car is supposed to be the ushering in of a new style and statement for the brand, but at the same time is expected to be a more upscale Opel model.


Opel Ampera

After speaking to potential customers awhile back and creating a demand, General Motors has decided on 10,00 Opel and Vauxhall Amperas for 2012 sales in Europe. Aside from that, it is said that the Opel will get 6,000 Amperas from GM’s 60,000 and Vauxhall will get 4,000 to sell. This summarizes the distribution of the 10,000 Amperas for Europe. Read more

According to Europe’s leading car magazine Auto Motor Sport, some Car Paparazzi’s just caught a test version, a so called Erlkoenig, of the latest Opel Vectra on a test drive. AMS speculates that the final model of the newest addition to the Opel mid-size family could be presented during the 2008 car show “Autosalon” in Geneva, Switzerland. More on this story can be found here.