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May 30, 2015 6:47 AM ET


Company Overview of Adam Opel AG

Company Overview

Adam Opel AG engages in the manufacture and sale of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles worldwide. The company was founded in 1862 and is based in Rüsselsheim, Germany with production and assembly facilities in Eisenach and Kaiserslautern, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Szentgotthard, Hungary; Tychy and Gliwice, Poland; St. Petersburg, Russian Federation; Zaragoza, Spain; and Bedfordshire and Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom. Adam Opel AG operates as a subsidiary of General Motors Company.


Rüsselsheim,  65423


Founded in 1862


49 6142 770


49 6142 778800

Key Executives for Adam Opel AG

Chief Financial Officer and Member of Management Board
Age: 46
Director of Labor Relations and Member of Management Board
Age: 57
Vice President of Manufacturing for Europe Region and Member of Management Board
Age: 52
Member of Management Board for Sales, Member of Management Board and Vice President of Sales & Aftersales - GME
Age: 53
Vice President of Vehicle Engineering - Europe and Member of Management Board
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Adam Opel AG Key Developments

Opel Launches Adam Rock S

Opel has launched a new version of the Adam Rocks named Adam Rock S. The model is equipped with a turbocharged 1.4-litre EcoTec four-cylinder engine rated at 150 bhp and 162 lb-ft. of torque, coupled with a six-speed manual transmission. It accelerates from zero to 62 mph in 8.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 130 mph. It has a deeper rear bumper with an oval exhaust outlet and the Adam S's lareg roof-mounted spoiler. The vehicle is to be launched at the International Amsterdam Motorshow and is to arrive at European dealerships shortly after.

Opel Launches Corsa 1.4 LPG

Opel, a subsidiary of General Motors Corporation, has launched its Corsa 1.4 LPG equipped with a factory LPG system. The model is available with a 1.4-litre engine that delivers 90bhp, coupled with a five-speed manual transmission. The model is equipped with bi-fuel operation directly from the factory. The driver can switch between LPG and petrol by pushing a button that controls a newly developed module. The vehicle has a combined driving range of up to 1,200 km on a single charge of the LPG and petrol tanks.

Opel Introduces Karl and Corsa OPC

At the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Opel Group introduced the all-new A-segment Karl and the latest Corsa OPC, with confirmation that OnStar will be available in 13 European markets by mid-2015 - and that consumers will have the service, including data roaming for the 4G LTE WiFi connection, for one year. Specifically, available features will include heated front seats and steering wheel, hill start assist, lane-departure warning, the company's City mode for reducing steering effort in heavy city traffic, and cornering lights. The Karl will be offered with only Opel's 1.0-litre Ecotec three-cylinder 75-hp engine, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Along with the 1.0-litre, three-cylinder engine-powered Karl, the company introduced the 207-hp Corsa OPC. The Corsa features Brembo brakes, Recaro sport seats, and a six-speed manual transmission, with a starting price in Germany of EUR 24,395. Opel calls the Corsa OPC the company's dynamic spearhead of the new Corsa Generation.

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