Opel to be GM’s main European brand; Chevrolet out

With Chevrolet gone, Neumann has a better chance to restore profitability at Opel (Photo: GM)

General Motors will no longer market most of its Chevrolet-branded cars in Europe, providing Opel and its sister brand Vauxhall with a more clearly defined opportunity to restore profitability. The US automaker said the move will “reduce the market complexity associated with having Opel and Chevrolet in Western and Eastern Europe.” And GM CEO Dan […]

Chevrolet Sonic, Spark get Siri option

Chevrolet models will have a Siri option from early 2013 (Photo: Chevrolet)

Chevrolet’s smaller models will be able to use the iPhone’s Siri voice-control software to operate several in-car functions, the brand announced at the Los Angeles auto show Tuesday. Chevrolet said several Spark and Sonic models will from early 2013 be able to communicate through Siri using the brand’s MyLink connectivity system. They will need an […]

Visser leaves Opel for Chevrolet; Sedran joins board

At Opel, Visser (left) is leaving to join Chevrolet, while consultant Sedran is joining the German GM brand (Photo: GM)

Opel gained a new board member for operations but lost senior executive Alain Visser to General Motors sister brand Chevrolet. The German car company said Thomas Sedran, a senior consultant with AlixPartners, will join Opel as board member in charge of operations, business development and corporate strategies. Sedran, 47, will be an Opel/Vauxhall vice president […]

Chevrolet to build all-electric Spark

GM will launch the all-electric Chevrolet Spark in 2013 (Photo: GM)

General Motors will build an all-electric version of the Chevrolet Spark minicar for launch in 2013. The US carmaker confirmed earlier news reports that it would be building a full electric model in addition to the Chevrolet Volt, which has an electric motor coupled with a range-extending gasoline engine. “The Spark EV offers customers living […]

IAA 2011: Chevy Malibu comes to Europe

The European version of the Chevrolet Malibu will have gasoline and diesel engines (Photo: GM)

General Motors is bringing its Chevrolet Malibu to Europe. The US automaker will show the Malibu, the new Chevrolet flagship in Europe, at the Frankfurt auto show in September. “The Malibu will come on top of the seven new entries launched in Chevrolet’s centennial year,” said Wayne Brannon, president and managing director of Chevrolet Europe. […]

GM unveils Chevy MyLink infotainment package

MyLink combines text messaging and stereo audio streaming from smartphone using a Bluetooth connection (photo: Chevrolet)

General Motors joined the battle for tech-savvy customers this week by introducing the Chevy MyLink infotainment package, a rival to Ford’s successful Sync system. Chevy MyLink, which goes on sale on the 2012 Chevy Volt and Equinox models later this year, will integrate online services and offer stereo audio streaming ajnd wireless control of smartphones. […]