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Encyclopedia > Opel
Adam Opel GmbH
Type Private
Founded 1863
Headquarters Rüsselsheim, Germany
Key people Hans Demant, CEO
Industry Automotive
Products Automobile
Owner General Motors Corporation
Slogan Fresh Thinking, Better Cars
Website http://www.Opel.com

Adam Opel GmbH (commonly known as Opel) is a German automaker, part of General Motors. The company was founded on 21 January 1863, and began making automobiles in 1899. Opel was acquired by General Motors Corporation in 1929 and continues as a subsidiary. Opel is part of GM Europe, and is GM's largest European brand, and with Vauxhall Motors in the UK, forms GM's core European business. Opel is a 1988 compilation consisting of eight original songs, plus different takes of previously released songs, recorded by former Pink Floyd frontman Syd Barrett between 1968 and 1970. ... OPEL Networks Pty Limited is a telecommunications provider establishing wholesale broadband services in regional areas of Australia in the form of WiMAX and ADSL2+ via a network of DSLAMs. ... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Rüsselsheim is the largest city in the Groß-Gerau district in the Rhein-Main region of Germany. ... Car redirects here. ... Car redirects here. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is a multinational corporation headquartered in the United States and has been the worlds largest and most dominant automaker since 1931 till the second half of 2007, surpassed by Toyota; as well as the global industry sales leader for 77 years. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (GmbH or GesmbH) is a type of legal entity created in Germany in 1892. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is a multinational corporation headquartered in the United States and has been the worlds largest and most dominant automaker since 1931 till the second half of 2007, surpassed by Toyota; as well as the global industry sales leader for 77 years. ... is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Car redirects here. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is a multinational corporation headquartered in the United States and has been the worlds largest and most dominant automaker since 1931 till the second half of 2007, surpassed by Toyota; as well as the global industry sales leader for 77 years. ... General Motors Europe is responsible for the operation of GM businesses in Europe. ... For information about the football team see Vauxhall Motors F.C. Vauxhall Motors is a UK car company. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...

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Early history

The company was founded on 21 January 1863 by Adam Opel, and at first made household goods, and was a major maker of sewing machines. The founder died in 1895, with his company the leader in European sewing machines sales and producing over 2,000 bicycles yearly. They made their first cars in 1898 having bought the rights to the Lutzmann and sold then as Opel-Lutzmann. However, two years later, following the dissolution of the partnership, Opel's son signed a licensing agreement with Automobiles Darracq S.A. of France to manufacture vehicles under the brand name "Opel-Darracq". The vehicles were Opel bodies mounted on a Darracq chassis, powered by a 2-cylinder engine. is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Founder of the German car-maker Opel. ... A sewing machine is a mechanical (or electrical) device that joins fabric using thread, in a manner similar to manual sewing. ... For other uses, see Bicycle (disambiguation). ... Darracq poster ad, London, England Automobiles Darracq S.A. was a French motor vehicle manufacturing company founded in 1896 by Alexandre Darracq. ...


In 1906 they started to make cars to their own design which they had first shown in 1902 at the Hamburg Motor Show and from 1907 stopped making the Opel-Darracqs. For other uses, see Hamburg (disambiguation). ... An auto show, or motor show, is a public exhibition of current automobile models, debuts, concept cars, or out-of-production classics. ...


In 1911 the factory was virtually destroyed by fire and a new one was built with more up to date machinery and the manufacture of sewing machines dropped. Production now consisted of bicycles, cars and motorcycles. By 1913 they were the largest car maker in Germany. CARS is a four-letter acronym that can stand for: Cable television relay service station Canadian Aviation Regulations Childhood Autism Rating Scale‎ Customer Access and Retrieval System Citizens Against Road Slaughter Coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy Consortium for Advanced Radiation Sources, a cooperative effort of the University of Chicago and... A motorcycle (or motorbike) is a two-wheeled vehicle powered by an engine. ...


General Motors takeover

In March 1929 General Motors bought 80% of the company increasing this to 100% in 1931. The Opel family gained $33.3 million dollars from the transaction.


Events

  • 1862 – Adam Opel begins building and selling sewing-machines.
  • 1863 – Opel established as a full-fledged business; hires its first employees.
  • 1886 – Bicycle production started; Opel eventually becomes Europe's largest bicycle maker.
  • 1899 – Opel introduces its first automobile (the "Patent Motor Car") and its first utility vehicle.
  • 1902 – Designs first shown at the Hamburg Motor Show.
  • 1907 – Opel-Darracq shuts down.
  • 1911 – Fire destroys much of the Rüsselsheim factory. Sewing-machine production ends with the one-millionth unit.
  • 1913 – Opel is the largest automobile company in Germany.
  • 1929 – General Motors buys 80% of the company in March. Fritz von Opel flies the first manned rocket (a rocketplane).
  • 1937 – Bicycle production ends.
  • 1931 – General Motors increases ownership to 100%.
  • 1940 – Nazi regime seizes control of Opel factories, ends all civilian production.
  • 1942 – General Motors writes off Opel as a complete loss.
  • 1944 – Rüsselsheim and Brandenburg plants badly damaged by Allied bombing.
  • 1945 – Soviets seize Kadett production assets as war reparations.
  • 1946 – First post-war 'Blitz' truck built.
  • 1947 – Passenger car production resumes with the Olympia model.
  • 1948 – General Motors reasserts control over surviving Opel assets.
  • 1968 – Opel GT introduced.
  • 1971 – Opel launched in Asia.
  • 2005 – Started cooperation with Saturn Corporation.
  • 2006 – Opel Japan shuts down in December.

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Opel worldwide

Many cars sold by General Motors worldwide are Opel designs, including such models as the Corsa, Astra, Vectra and Omega. Opel models are also sold under other GM brand names, such as Vauxhall in the UK, Holden in Australia, Saturn or Pontiac in North America, and Chevrolet in Latin America. Its Zafira people carrier was sold in Japan badged as a Subaru Traviq, while the Omega was briefly sold in the US as the Cadillac Catera. Other models sold in the US, but slightly modified, include the Saturn L-Series, Chevrolet Malibu and Cobalt. The majority of future Saturn models are expected to be either identical, like the Saturn Astra and Sky, or closely based, like the Aura and 2008 Saturn Vue, to European Opels. The Pontiac LeMans (1989-1994), which was the first car produced by Daewoo in South Korea for export to North America, were based on the Opel Kadett E (now Astra). The Opel Corsa is a supermini that has been produced by General Motors European subsidiary Opel since 1982. ... See also Vauxhall Astra, Holden Astra, and Saturn Astra for the usage of the nameplate by other General Motors subsidiaries. ... The Opel Vectra is a large family car produced by Opel, the main European subsidiary of General Motors. ... There was also an Oldsmobile Omega, an unrelated vehicle in the 1970s/80s The Opel Omega was an executive car produced by the German automaker Opel between 1986 and 2003. ... For information about the football team see Vauxhall Motors F.C. Vauxhall Motors is a UK car company. ... Holdens rule This article is about the Australian car manufacturer. ... For the cars collectively known as Saturns, see Saturn S-Series. ... This article is about Pontiac automobiles; for the Native American leader, see Chief Pontiac, for other uses see the Pontiac (disambiguation). ... North American redirects here. ... Chevrolet (IPA: - French origin) (colloquially Chevy) is a brand of automobile, produced by General Motors (GM). ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... The Zafira is a car from General Motors, branded as an Opel in Europe, except for the UK, where it is branded as a Vauxhall. ... It has been suggested that Mini MPV be merged into this article or section. ... The Zafira is a car from General Motors, branded as an Opel in Europe, except for the UK, where it is branded as a Vauxhall. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Pre-facelift Catera The Cadillac Catera was a mid-sized automobile that was largely a rebadged version of the Opel Omega MV6 made in Rüsselsheim, Germany. ... The Saturn L-Series was a line of automobiles sold by General Motors Saturn marque. ... The Chevrolet Malibu (named after Malibu, California) is a mid-size car produced in the United States by General Motors. ... The Chevrolet Cobalt is a compact car introduced by Chevrolet in 2004 for the 2005 model year. ... The Saturn Astra is a compact car that will replace the ION as the companys smallest car for 2008. ... The Saturn Sky is a roadster from the Saturn marque of American automaker General Motors. ... The Saturn Aura is a mid-size car produced under the Saturn brand of American automaker General Motors. ... The Saturn VUE is a compact crossover SUV from General Motors Saturn marque, and is Saturns top-selling model in the United States. ... 1965 Pontiac Le Mans The Pontiac LeMans was an intermediate-sized automobile offered by the Pontiac division of General Motors from 1962 to 1981, replaced by the downsized Pontiac Bonneville for the 1982 model year after the fuel crises of the 1970s. ... This article is about the auto company GM Daewoo. ... North American redirects here. ... The Opel Kadett is a small family car produced by the German automaker Opel between 1937 and 1940, then from 1962 to 1992. ...

1950s Opel Olympia Record
1950s Opel Olympia Record

Opels appeared under their own name in the USA from 1958 to 1975, when they were sold through Buick dealers as captive imports. The best-selling Opel models in the US were the 1964-1972 Opel Kadett, the 1971-1975 Opel Manta, and the now-classic 1968-1973 Opel GT.[1] (The name "Opel" was also applied from 1976 to 1980 on vehicles manufactured by Isuzu (similar to the "Isuzu I-mark"), but mechanically those were entirely different cars). Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (3455x2301, 1188 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Opel ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (3455x2301, 1188 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Opel ... Buick is a brand of automobile built in the United States, Canada, China and in Spain by General Motors Corporation. ... Captive import is an automobile marketing term denoting a foreign-built vehicle which is sold and serviced by a domestic manufacturer through its own dealer body. ... The Opel Kadett is a small family car produced by the German automaker Opel between 1937 and 1940, then from 1962 to 1992. ... The Opel Manta was a rear-wheel-drive sports coupé motor vehicle built by Opel, a subsidiary of General Motors, from 1970 to 1988. ... The Opel GT is a two-seat sports car introduced by Opel in 1968. ... This article is about a truck manufacturer. ...


Opel was long General Motors' strongest marque in Japan, with sales peaking at 38,000 in 1996. However, the brand has diminished in the decade since, and will reportedly be withdrawn by the end of 2006 with just 1,800 sales there in 2005.


Opel in Europe

Opel is the main GM brand name in Europe except in the UK, where GM's other European subsidiary, Vauxhall Motors, still uses its own "Vauxhall" brand name. Vauxhall's models were completely different designs from those of Opel, until the 1970s. The Opel name largely disappeared from the UK in 1981 after Vauxhall and Opel dealerships were merged, with only the Manta and the Monza (the coupe version of the Senator) being sold as Opels, until they were discontinued in 1988 and 1987 respectively. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The Opel Manta was a rear-wheel-drive sports coupé motor vehicle built by Opel, a subsidiary of General Motors, from 1970 to 1988. ... The Opel Senator was a large saloon (and derivative coupé) motor vehicle sold in Europe from 1978 until 1994. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ...


Vauxhall began adopting Opel's names for its models, with the exception of 'Kadett' which was replaced by Astra, already used by Vauxhall, in 1991. In other right hand drive markets in Europe like Ireland, Cyprus and Malta, the main GM brand name is now Opel, and for many years, Opel's Ireland brand sponsored the Republic's football team, using the slogan Ireland's Number One Supporter. However, many Vauxhall cars, imported second hand from the UK, are still sold in Ireland as a parallel import. Opel were also the main sponsor of FC Bayern München for some times, not only club with a high profile but also an important marketing ploy for the company in the heartland of BMW - indeed, the Olympiastadion is directly overlooked by the BMW headquarters. This article concerns rules of the road regarding land vehicles; for sea-going vehicles, see International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Soccer redirects here. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The term grey import refers to an item that has been imported into a country, legally, but without the agreement of the manufacturer. ... It has been suggested that grey market be merged into this article or section. ... Bayern Munich (German: FC Bayern München) is a German football club. ... For other uses, see BMW (disambiguation). ... There are several Olympic Stadiums around the world: Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam, Netherlands Olympic Stadium, Antwerp, Belgium Olympic Stadium, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan Olympic Stadium, Athens, Greece Olympic Stadium, Barcelona, Spain Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany Olympic Stadium, Guangdong, Peoples Republic of China Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadyumu, Istanbul, Turkey Stade...


Some have suggested that the Vauxhall name should be dropped in the UK in favour of Opel, thereby harmonising GM's marketing strategy across Europe. However, Vauxhall has rejected this, on the grounds that its brand is well known, and fleet buyers, who are its main customer base, insisted that Opel models are rebadged as Vauxhalls. Opel also provides design and engineering to the American Saturn marque, similar to the Vauxhall situation in the UK. For the cars collectively known as Saturns, see Saturn S-Series. ...

An Opel Factory in Bochum
An Opel Factory in Bochum

The company headquarters are located in Rüsselsheim, and it has plants in Bochum and Eisenach and Kaiserslautern as well as in Belgium, Spain, Poland and Hungary. Opel cars are also made in Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port plant in the United Kingdom. Opel factory in Bochum. ... Opel factory in Bochum. ... Bochum is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Rüsselsheim is the largest city in the Groß-Gerau district in the Rhein-Main region of Germany. ... Bochum is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Eisenach is a city in Thuringia, Germany. ... This article is about the city. ... For information about the football team see Vauxhall Motors F.C. Vauxhall Motors is a UK car company. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In October 2004 employees went on strike for six days due to the threat of 12,000 job losses. The threat was due to the unprofitable European markets because of low customer demand. The strike had a major impact on production.


In 2005, the new Opel Astra Diesel Hybrid appeared. For other types of hybrid transportation, see Hybrid vehicle (disambiguation). ...


In 2006, the Azambuja, Portugal factory shut down and the production of the Opel Combo transferred to Zaragoza, Spain. The move prompted a national boycott movement and caused the Portuguese Government to sue General Motors. Location    - Country Portugal  - Region Alentejo  - Subregion Lezíria do Tejo  - District or A.R. Lisbon Mayor Joaquim Ramos  - Party PS Area 262. ... The Combo is a panel van and leisure activity vehicle from General Motors, which is branded as Opel, Vauxhall, Holden and Chevrolet, depending on the market. ... For other uses, see Zaragoza (disambiguation). ... Civil action redirects here. ...


Highlights

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The Agila, badged either as Opel in Europe and Vauxhall in the UK, is a city car built in Poland, with sales commencing in summer 2000. ... The Opel Antara is a mid-size crossover SUV, which is based on the GM Theta platform. ... See also Vauxhall Astra, Holden Astra, and Saturn Astra for the usage of the nameplate by other General Motors subsidiaries. ... The Opel Corsa is a supermini that has been produced by General Motors European subsidiary Opel since 1982. ... The Opel GT is a two-seat sports car introduced by Opel in 1968. ... The Opel Vectra is a large family car produced by Opel, the main European subsidiary of General Motors. ... Chevrolet Meriva The Opel Meriva is a mini MPV based on the platform of the third generation Opel Corsa and sold under that name on all of the European markets with the exception of the UK, where it is called the Vauxhall Meriva. ... The Opel Signum is an upper-midsize class car with a hatchback body, manufactured by General Motors in Germany. ... 1994 Vauxhall Tigra The Opel Tigra is a sports car produced by Opel (a subsidiary of General Motors Corporation) based on its Corsa supermini. ... Opel Zafira The Zafira is a car from General Motors, branded as an Opel in Europe, except for the UK, where it is branded as a Vauxhall. ... The Combo is a panel van and leisure activity vehicle from General Motors, which is branded as Opel, Vauxhall, Holden and Chevrolet, depending on the market. ... The Opel/Vauxhall Movano is a mid-sized commercial vehicle sold in Europe from year 2002. ... The Opel Vivaro, a van/bus available in several different configurations and wheelbases, was introduced in 2003 and is a rebadged version of the Renault Trafic. ... Chevrolet T2X The Chevrolet T2X is a concept car designed by GM Daewoos development center located in Icheon, premiered at 2005 Seoul Motor Show and based on GM Theta platform. ... Opel Frogster The Opel Frogster was a concept car created by General Motors German brand, Opel. ... The Opel Vectra is a large family car produced by Opel, the main European subsidiary of General Motors. ... The Opel Trixx The Opel Trixx (also known as the Opel TRIXX) was a concept car created by Opel. ... Opel Admiral AD 38 4-Door Cabriolet 1938 Opel Admiral was a luxury car made by the German car maker Opel from 1937 to 1939 and again from 1964 to 1977. ... The Opel Ascona was a midsized car produced by Opel, the German subsidiary of General Motors. ... An Opel Blitz Around 1960. ... Opel Calibra on Monza The Opel Calibra (badged as a Vauxhall in the UK, Holden in Australia and New Zealand and Chevrolet in most South American countries, except Chile) is a sports car produced by German automaker Opel between 1989 and 1997. ... Isuzu TF was a series of pick-up trucks by Isuzu buuilt in Japan between 1987 and 1991 and in the USA between 1991 and 1995. ... 1970 Opel Rekord Coupé The Opel Commodore was an executive car produced by German automaker Opel. ... Opel Diplomat is an automobile from Opel. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Opel GT is a two-seat sports car introduced by Opel in 1968. ... The Opel Kadett is a small family car produced by the German automaker Opel between 1937 and 1940, then from 1962 to 1992. ... Opel Kapitän was a car made in many different generations by the German car maker Opel from 1938 to 1970. ... The Opel Manta was a rear-wheel-drive sports coupé motor vehicle built by Opel, a subsidiary of General Motors, from 1970 to 1988. ... Between 1983 and 2002, Isuzu Motors Limited of Japan manufactured and exported the Full-size Luxury SUV known variously as the Isuzu Bighorn, Isuzu Trooper, Honda Horizon, Vauxhall/Opel Monterey, & the Holden Jackaroo. ... 1978 Opel Monza 3·0S The Opel Senator was a large sedan sold in Europe from 1978 until 1994. ... The 1935 Opel Olympia was the first mass-produced car with a chassis-less all-steel body. ... There was also an Oldsmobile Omega, an unrelated vehicle in the 1970s/80s The Opel Omega was an executive car produced by the German automaker Opel between 1986 and 2003. ... The Opel Rekord is an executive car from the German automaker Opel. ... The Opel Senator was a large saloon (and derivative coupé) motor vehicle sold in Europe from 1978 until 1994. ... The Opel Sintra is a large MPV manufactured by General Motors for the European market (in the United Kingdom under the Vauxhall Sintra nameplate) between 1996 and 1999. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Vauxhall VX220. ... The Opel Super Six was an automobile built by the German car manufacturer Opel between 1937 and 1938. ... The Opel Vectra is a large family car produced by Opel, the main European subsidiary of General Motors. ...

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See also

  • OnStar
  • Active Head Restraints
  • Active Carbon Filter
  • Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
  • Air Quality Sensor (AQS)
  • Automatic Lighting Control (ALC)
  • Auto Lock
  • Brake Assist
  • Brake Assist
  • Cam-Phase / Continuous Variable Camshaft Phasing
  • CAN-Bus (Controller Area Network)
  • Cellular Phone Console
  • Continuous Damping Control (CDC)
  • Crashbox
  • Databus
  • Deflation Detection System (DDS)
  • Double-DIN Format

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References

  1. ^ Information on the history of these cars, and sources for parts and technical information for these US Opels is available at www.opelclub.com and www.opelgt.com.

External links

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Opel Diplomat is an automobile from Opel. ... Opel Kapitän was a car made in many different generations by the German car maker Opel from 1938 to 1970. ... Opel Admiral AD 38 4-Door Cabriolet 1938 Opel Admiral was a luxury car made by the German car maker Opel from 1937 to 1939 and again from 1964 to 1977. ... Opel Diplomat is an automobile from Opel. ... The Opel Senator was a large saloon (and derivative coupé) motor vehicle sold in Europe from 1978 until 1994. ... 1978 Opel Monza 3·0S The Opel Senator was a large sedan sold in Europe from 1978 until 1994. ... The Peugeot 406 Coupé, designed by Pininfarina 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC coupé, noted for its large, angular design 1997 Rover Vitesse Coupe, club coupé Rover P5 Coupe, a traditional four-door coupé Mercedes CLS, a modern four-door coupé Gala-Coupé of Leopold II, Brussels 1970s Sunbeam Alpine fastback coup... 1950 Jaguar XK120 Roadster This article is about the car body style. ... The Opel GT is a two-seat sports car introduced by Opel in 1968. ... The Opel Manta was a rear-wheel-drive sports coupé motor vehicle built by Opel, a subsidiary of General Motors, from 1970 to 1988. ... The Opel Manta was a rear-wheel-drive sports coupé motor vehicle built by Opel, a subsidiary of General Motors, from 1970 to 1988. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is a multinational corporation headquartered in the United States and has been the worlds largest and most dominant automaker since 1931 till the second half of 2007, surpassed by Toyota; as well as the global industry sales leader for 77 years. ... 1996 Volkswagen Polo, a popular modern European supermini A supermini is a European hatchback car category. ... The Opel Corsa is a supermini that has been produced by General Motors European subsidiary Opel since 1982. ... The Opel Corsa is a supermini that has been produced by General Motors European subsidiary Opel since 1982. ... The Opel Corsa is a supermini that has been produced by General Motors European subsidiary Opel since 1982. ... The Opel Corsa is a supermini that has been produced by General Motors European subsidiary Opel since 1982. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Opel Kadett is a small family car produced by the German automaker Opel between 1937 and 1940, then from 1962 to 1992. ... The Opel Kadett is a small family car produced by the German automaker Opel between 1937 and 1940, then from 1962 to 1992. ... The Opel Kadett is a small family car produced by the German automaker Opel between 1937 and 1940, then from 1962 to 1992. ... See also Vauxhall Astra, Holden Astra, and Saturn Astra for the usage of the nameplate by other General Motors subsidiaries. ... See also Vauxhall Astra, Holden Astra, and Saturn Astra for the usage of the nameplate by other General Motors subsidiaries. ... See also Vauxhall Astra, Holden Astra, and Saturn Astra for the usage of the nameplate by other General Motors subsidiaries. ... A Ford Mondeo, a large family car. ... The Opel Ascona was a midsized car produced by Opel, the German subsidiary of General Motors. ... The Opel Ascona was a midsized car produced by Opel, the German subsidiary of General Motors. ... The Opel Vectra is a large family car produced by Opel, the main European subsidiary of General Motors. ... The Opel Vectra is a large family car produced by Opel, the main European subsidiary of General Motors. ... The Opel Vectra is a large family car produced by Opel, the main European subsidiary of General Motors. ... The Opel Vectra is a large family car produced by Opel, the main European subsidiary of General Motors. ... The Opel Signum is an upper-midsize class car with a hatchback body, manufactured by General Motors in Germany. ... Executive car is a British term used generally to describe an automobile larger than a large family car, but which is not a high-end or ultra luxury car, a multi-purpose vehicle or a sport utility vehicle. ... The Opel Rekord is an executive car from the German automaker Opel. ... 1970 Opel Rekord Coupé The Opel Commodore was an executive car produced by German automaker Opel. ... There was also an Oldsmobile Omega, an unrelated vehicle in the 1970s/80s The Opel Omega was an executive car produced by the German automaker Opel between 1986 and 2003. ... There was also an Oldsmobile Omega, an unrelated vehicle in the 1970s/80s The Opel Omega was an executive car produced by the German automaker Opel between 1986 and 2003. ... A contemporary Lincoln Town Car, an example of the traditional luxury car design. ... The Opel Senator was a large saloon (and derivative coupé) motor vehicle sold in Europe from 1978 until 1994. ... 1978 Opel Monza 3·0S The Opel Senator was a large sedan sold in Europe from 1978 until 1994. ... The Opel Senator was a large saloon (and derivative coupé) motor vehicle sold in Europe from 1978 until 1994. ... 1994 Vauxhall Tigra The Opel Tigra is a sports car produced by Opel (a subsidiary of General Motors Corporation) based on its Corsa supermini. ... 1994 Vauxhall Tigra The Opel Tigra is a sports car produced by Opel (a subsidiary of General Motors Corporation) based on its Corsa supermini. ... The Opel Manta was a rear-wheel-drive sports coupé motor vehicle built by Opel, a subsidiary of General Motors, from 1970 to 1988. ... Opel Calibra on Monza The Opel Calibra (badged as a Vauxhall in the UK, Holden in Australia and New Zealand and Chevrolet in most South American countries, except Chile) is a sports car produced by German automaker Opel between 1989 and 1997. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Vauxhall VX220. ... The Opel GT is a two-seat sports car introduced by Opel in 1968. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Minivan. ... The Agila, badged either as Opel in Europe and Vauxhall in the UK, is a small wagon built in Poland, with sales commencing in summer 2000. ... The Agila, badged either as Opel in Europe and Vauxhall in the UK, is a small wagon built in Poland, with sales commencing in summer 2000. ... Chevrolet Meriva The Opel Meriva is a mini MPV based on the platform of the third generation Opel Corsa and sold under that name on all of the European markets with the exception of the UK, where it is called the Vauxhall Meriva. ... Chevrolet Meriva The Opel Meriva is a mini MPV based on the platform of the third generation Opel Corsa and sold under that name on all of the European markets with the exception of the UK, where it is called the Vauxhall Meriva. ... Renault Mégane Scénic, the first car to be marketed as a compact MPV Opel Zafira, a seven-seater compact MPV A compact MPV is a car classification used in Europe to describe multi-purpose vehicle versions of small family cars (sometimes also referred to as compact cars), fitting... The Zafira is a car from General Motors, branded as an Opel in Europe, except for the UK, where it is branded as a Vauxhall. ... The Zafira is a car from General Motors, branded as an Opel in Europe, except for the UK, where it is branded as a Vauxhall. ... A modern minivan - 2004 Chrysler Town & Country Typical early minivan (a Dodge Caravan) A minivan, people carrier, multi utility vehicle (MUV),or multi purpose vehicle (MPV) is a type of vehicle which has a body that resembles a van, but which has rear side doors, rear side windows, and interior... The Opel Sintra is a large MPV manufactured by General Motors for the European market (in the United Kingdom under the Vauxhall Sintra nameplate) between 1996 and 1999. ... A fourth-generation (2006-) Ford Explorer, the best-selling mid-size SUV in the United States. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Opel Antara is a mid-size crossover SUV, which is based on the GM Theta platform. ... Between 1983 and 2002, Isuzu Motors Limited of Japan manufactured and exported the Full-size Luxury SUV known variously as the Isuzu Bighorn, Isuzu Trooper, Honda Horizon, Vauxhall/Opel Monterey, & the Holden Jackaroo. ... This article is about the road vehicle. ... The Combo is a panel van and leisure activity vehicle from General Motors, which is branded as Opel, Vauxhall, Holden and Chevrolet, depending on the market. ... The Combo is a panel van and leisure activity vehicle from General Motors, which is branded as Opel, Vauxhall, Holden and Chevrolet, depending on the market. ... 2002 Renault Trafic Renault Trafic is the name used by Renault for recent generations of its light vans. ... The Opel Vivaro, a van/bus available in several different configurations and wheelbases, was introduced in 2003 and is a rebadged version of the Renault Trafic. ... The Opel/Vauxhall Movano is a mid-sized commercial vehicle sold in Europe from year 2002. ...

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