March 26, 2017 4:41 AM ET


Company Overview of Adam Opel AG

Company Overview

Adam Opel AG manufactures and sells passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in Europe. It offers cars and vans. The company was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Rüsselsheim am Main, Germany with production and assembly facilities in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Adam Opel AG operates as a subsidiary of General Motors Holdings LLC.


Rüsselsheim am Main,  65423


Founded in 1862


49 6142 770


49 6142 778800

Key Executives for Adam Opel AG

HR & Labor Director and Member of Management Board
Age: 59
Vice President of Vehicle Engineering - Europe and Member of Management Board
Age: 56
Executive Director of Sales, Marketing & Service
Age: 49
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Adam Opel AG Key Developments

Opel to Open New Global Propulsion Systems Centre at German Headquarters

Opel is opening a new ultra-modern Global Propulsion Systems Centre at Opel headquarters in Russelsheim, Germany. More than 800 engineers and technicians will develop the propulsion systems of the future in the complex, which has a surface area of around 36,000 square metres. The complex not only has a technology centre and office space but also 45 latest generation test dynamometers. The automaker has invested EUR 210 million in the new centre.

Opel Launches Karl Rocks at 2016 Paris Auto Show

Opel has launched a more rugged version of the Karl city car called Karl Rocks at the 2016 Paris Auto Show. The model is closely related to the Chevrolet Spark. It features an increase in ground clearance, black plastic cladding over the rocker panels and the wheel arches, and faux brushed aluminium. It is equipped with a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine that delivers 75bhp to the front wheels via a five-speed manual transmission. The vehicle is to arrive at European dealerships before the end of 2016.

Opel Plans to Develop OPC-Badged Version of New Astra

Opel is planning to develop a sport-focused OPC-badged version of the new Astra hatchback. The vehicle is to be equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine modified to generate 300bhp and with a choice of a manual and an automatic transmission, but front-wheel drive will be the only configuration available. It will be available as a four door hatchback. German magazine, Auto Bild, believes a station wagon variant aimed at families will be added later in the production run. Both models feature OPC-specific bumpers at both ends, large alloy wheels, side skirts, and an air diffuser at the rear.

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