Opel is one of the oldest car manufacturers around, being founded in 1862. The company was established by Adam Opel, who started the business as a sewing machine manufacturer before moving on to bicycles in 1886. The company started making cars in 1899, when Opel bought a car manufacturing plant that belonged to Freidrich Lutzman. Nowadays, Opel sells its vehicles in various markets including South America, Africa, Asia and Europe, excluding the UK. In Australia and New Zealand, Opel cars are rebadged as Holden while in the UK, the cars are sold under the Vauxhall brand.
Diesel engines tend to be much more economical than hybrid-powered sibling and often outmatches them when it comes to driveability and performance, but a combination of this two separate technologies could provide a perfect blend of performance and economy. Autocar is reporting that General Motors is working on a diesel hybrid powertrain that could see… Read More