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Opel Ampera Celebrates Double Win at the 10th Internet Auto Award

Opel Ampera Celebrates Double Win at the “10th Internet Auto Award”

  • 07 Mar 2012

After the start of deliveries to customers, the Opel Ampera has won two prizes in the “10th Internet Auto Award” sponsored by the AutoScout24 website. The Ampera scored an overall victory by winning in the segment “most popular car newcomer in Europe” and in the category “electric vehicles”.

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Opel - Ampera and Volt voted “Car of the Year 2012”

Ampera and Volt voted “Car of the Year 2012”

  • 05 Mar 2012

Geneva. The Opel Ampera and the Chevrolet Volt have today won the “Car of the Year 2012” award. By handing victory to the revolutionary electric vehicles, the panel of judges, made up of 59 leading automotive journalists from 23 European nations, paid tribute to General Motor’s innovative foresight.

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Opel - DEKRA Report 2012: Astra and Insignia Get Top Marks for Quality

DEKRA Report 2012: Astra and Insignia Get Top Marks for Quality

  • 11 Jan 2012

The Opel Astra is the vehicle with the fewest faults according to the results of the “DEKRA Used Car Report 2012”. This time the Opel Insignia was narrowly beaten by the Astra and comes second in the “best individual car” ranking.

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Opel - Opel Ampera wins “Auto Trophy” two years in a row

Opel Ampera wins “Auto Trophy” two years in a row

  • 22 Nov 2011

For the second time in a row, the Opel Ampera has won the annual German “Auto Trophy” award. In the electric car category the vehicle scored a clear victory against 17 competitors.

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Opel - Opel AFL lighting system wins Euro NCAP Advanced award

Opel AFL lighting system wins Euro NCAP Advanced award

  • 22 Nov 2011

The independent consumer organization, European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP), has given its Advanced award to Opel for the automaker’s safety lighting system AFL (Adaptive Forward Lighting).

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Opel Insignia OPC Sports Tourer races ahead with (yet) another award.

  • 05 Dec 2010

For the second time in two years, the Opel Insignia OPC Sports Tourer took the “Best Sport Car of the Year” award Friday in the station wagon category at a ceremony sponsored by Auto Bild SportsCars, the sister publication of the German car magazine Auto Bild.

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Opel Flextreme GT/E receives red dot design concept award.

  • 25 Nov 2010

The Opel Flextreme GT/E concept car has been recognized by an international jury for its outstanding design and has received the prestigious red dot award at a ceremony in Singapore.

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Opel Awards - The Flexibility Champion Wins Golden Steering Wheel 2010

The Flexibility Champion wins Golden Steering Wheel 2010

  • 03 Nov 2010

The Opel Meriva has won the Golden Steering Wheel Award 2010 in the compact class. Europe-wide, 40 million readers of Auto Bild, Bild am Sonntag and 26 partner magazines ranked the Meriva among the top 20 out of 42 candidates.

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Opel Eye wins EURO NCAP Advanced reward

  • 04 Oct 2010

Opel Eye to receive new Euro NCAP Advanced Safety Technology reward. Opel Eye is a front camera system with lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition. The ceremony will take place at the Paris Auto Show on October 1st 2010.

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First design award for new Opel Meriva

  • 21 May 2010

AUTO BILD Magazine honours Meriva’s innovative design, confirming success of new Opel design language.

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New Opel Astra Wins red dot Design Award

  • 14 Mar 2010

Only four months since it was launched, the new Opel Astra is on a winning streak. It has already picked up 16 awards. The latest is the prestigious red dot for product design, in recognition of its bold makeover.

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15 million inspected vehicles. 1 Winner

  • 07 Jan 2010

Winner of the DEKRA Faults Report 2010. The Corsa D is the car with the lowest defect rate of all models and in all build classes. Based on the data of more than 15 million inspected vehicles, the DEKRA Faults Report is now available online.

More information: dekra-faultsreport.com

New Opel Astra wins the Golden Steering Wheel award 2009

  • 05 Nov 2009

First major award for Opel’s new compact class car. With top marks in the engine, energy consumption, chassis, braking, steering and safety-relevant driver assistance categories.

More information: media.opel.com

Ampera - Green Technology Award

  • 11 Jun 2009

Ampera scoops prestigious technology award.

The Vauxhall Ampera wins the Green Technology Award from top British title What Car. The editor praises the Voltec propulsion system.

More information: automobil-blog.de

Best Medium Van

  • 02 Jun 2009

Vivaro wins Best Medium Van category for seventh time.

The Vivaro has once again seen off all competition and claimed the top award for Best Medium Van at the 2009 Van Fleet World Awards.

More information: vauxhall.co.uk

ecoFLEX Range - Fleet World Environmental Award

  • 15 May 2009

Fleet World Environmental Award praises ecoFLEX range.


Opel’s advanced range of green technology engines has picked up a coveted award from leading fleet title Fleet World.

More information: vauxhall.co.uk


  • 30 Jan 2009

AUTOBEST Jury impressed by Opel’s new design language.

An international panel has recognized the design of the new Opel Insignia with the “DESIGNBEST 2009” Award from AUTOBEST.

More information: www.autobest.org

Opel Insignia - Car of the Year 2009

  • 01 Jan 2009

Many COTY jury members appreciated the looks and visual quality of this model.


“But the new mid-sized car from Rüsselsheim is much more than style,” the non-profit COTY organization said.


“Active and passive safety, comfort and a wide array of efficient engines characterize this model. The richness of equipment can be increased with sophisticated options such as the ‘Opel Eye’, that reads road signals, FlexRide suspension and nine-mode Adaptive Forward Lighting.”

More information: www.caroftheyear.org