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AWARDS & ACCOLADES.

It's always great to be recognized for all our efforts to make the most innovative and environmentally friendly cars. Below are awards and accolades that we'd like to share with you.

Opel News - Winning way: The new Opel Astra sweeps past the opposition to win the 2016 Car of the Year award

Opel Astra voted “Car of the Year 2016”

  • Feb 29, 2016

Rüsselsheim/Geneva. The new Opel Astra is “Car of the Year 2016”!

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Opel Awards - Opel Combo Shines in DEKRA Second-hand Car Report

Best in Class: Opel Combo Shines in DEKRA Second-hand Car Report

  • Feb 25, 2016

Rüsselsheim. The Opel Combo can celebrate a major success.

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Opel Awards - Best Cars 2016

Double Success: Opel ADAM and IntelliLux LED® Matrix Light in the New Astra Win at “Best Cars 2016” Readers’ Choice Awards

  • Jan 28, 2016

Rüsselsheim/Stuttgart. Opel bring home two prizes at the 40th “Best Cars” readers’ choice awards conducted by magazine auto motor und sport.

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Opel Awards - Golden Steering Wheel 2015

New Opel Astra Wins “2015 Golden Steering Wheel”

  • Nov 11, 2015

Rüsselsheim/Berlin. And the winner is: The Opel Astra. Opel’s new compact class star was recognized at the Oscars of the automotive industry in Berlin yesterday evening and won the “Golden Steering Wheel” in the compact class.

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Opel Awards - “SAFETYBEST 2015“: Opel IntelliLux LED® Matrix Light Recognized

“SAFETYBEST 2015“: Opel IntelliLux LED® Matrix Light Recognized

  • Oct 22, 2015

Rüsselsheim. To each saint his candle: The new Opel Astra has won the “SAFETYBEST 2015” award with its trendsetting adaptive IntelliLux LED® matrix light system.

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Opel Awards - Best-looking in its Class: Opel ADAM S Wins autonis Design Award

Best-looking in its Class: Opel ADAM S Wins autonis Design Award

  • Oct 1, 2015

Rüsselsheim. Small Opel, big splash: The ADAM S pocket rocket was one of the big winners at the “autonis – Best Design Newcomer 2015” readers’ choice awards.

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Opel Awards - Opel Takes Three Awards at Automotive Brand Contest – Tina Müller Brand Manager of the Year

Opel Takes Three Awards at Automotive Brand Contest – Tina Müller Brand Manager of the Year

  • Sep 16, 2015

Rüsselsheim. Tina Müller has received a prestigious award. Opel’s Chief Marketing Officer won the Brand Manager of the Year award at the Automotive Brand Contest 2015.

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Opel Awards - Opel Movano wins Green Van 2015 Award

Environment Angel: Opel Movano wins Green Van 2015 Award

  • Apr 23, 2015

Rüsselsheim. Gold medal for the Movano: The Opel van has won the Green Van 2015 award, beating 15 rivals in the class for vans and small vans up to seven tons.

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Opel Awards - Opel Continues Collecting Accolades

Great Start to Year: Opel Continues Collecting Accolades

  • Feb 12, 2015

Rüsselsheim. The New Year could hardly have started out better for Opel.

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Opel Awards - Award ceremony in Leipzig: Jury-chairman Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stölzle (left) and VDA President Matthias Wissmann (right) present Michael Scholl, Director Supply Chain at Opel, with the ‘2015 VDA Logistics Award’

Opel Wins Renowned ‘2015 VDA Logistics Award’

  • Feb 4, 2015

Rüsselsheim/Leipzig.  Opel has once again been recognized for its innovative drive.

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Opel Awards - Opel Zafira Tourer

Opel Zafira Tourer Again Most Environmentally Friendly Van

  • Jan 5, 2015

Rüsselsheim. Opel can already look forward to its first award in 2015.

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Opel Awards - Opel Corsa Wins Prestigious AUTOBEST 2015 Award

Opel Corsa Wins Prestigious AUTOBEST 2015 Award

  • Dec 12, 2014

Rüsselsheim. The new Corsa is a real winner.

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Opel Awards - Award-Winning Opel Side Blind Spot Alert

Euro NCAP Advanced: Award-Winning Opel Side Blind Spot Alert

  • Dec 3, 2014

An important award for a life-saving feature – The Euro NCAP Advanced Reward for advanced safety technology goes to Opel.

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Opel News - Class-leading Customer Satisfaction: Opel Meriva Wins Again in J.D. Power Survey

Class-leading Customer Satisfaction: Opel Meriva Wins Again in J.D. Power Survey

  • May 30, 2014

Rüsselsheim. The Opel Meriva has retained its title as the champion compact van in the prestigious J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Report, once again scoring the highest rating in its segment.

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Opel Awards - Opel ADAM scoops another award

Opel ADAM scoops another award

  • May 21, 2014

Rüsselsheim/Rome. It’s small, trendy, highly customizable and an award winner – the Opel ADAM beat off competition to win the ‘Carolina’ award.

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Opel Awards - Opel Mokka Defends "All-wheel Drive Car of the Year" Title

Mokka Defends "All-wheel Drive Car of the Year" Title

  • Apr 11, 2014

Rüsselsheim. The Mokka sub-compact SUV is again the number one readers’ choice in this year’s Auto Bild Allrad awards, retaining its "All-wheel Drive Car of the Year" title in the "Off-road vehicle and SUV up to 25,000 euros" category.

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Opel Awards - Opel has Most Creative Booth at Geneva Motor Show 2014

Opel has Most Creative Booth at Geneva Motor Show 2014

  • Mar 18, 2014

Rüsselsheim.  Opel made a real impression in Geneva with its vehicles, technologies, exhibit and staff.

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Opel Awards - The Best Cars 2014: ADAM Wins Major Readers’ Choice Award

ADAM Wins Major Readers’ Choice Award

  • Jan 30, 2014

Rüsselsheim.  The Opel ADAM is a real winner, and its list of accolades just got longer. In the 38th Readers’ Choice Award of the respected trade magazine auto motor und sport in the mini car category.

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Opel Awards - Opel Zafira Tourer is Most Environmentally Friendly Van 2014

Opel Zafira Tourer is Most Environmentally Friendly Van 2014

  • Jan 5, 2014

The environmental institute Ökotrend and the trade magazine Auto Test have chosen the Zafira Tourer the Most Environmentally Friendly Van 2014.

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Opel Awards - Opel Receives Connected Car Award for IntelliLink

Opel Receives Connected Car Award for IntelliLink

  • Dec 12, 2013

Rüsselsheim.  Connecting cars with their digital environment is a major engineering goal at Opel.

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Opel Awards - Second victory in a row: Opel ADAM wins the ‘AutoTrophy 2013’

Second victory in a row: Opel ADAM wins the ‘AutoTrophy 2013’

  • Nov 26, 2013

Rüsselsheim/Düsseldorf.  With the ‘Auto Trophy 2013’ the stylish urban model the Opel ADAM not only wins twice in a row in the category ‘Citycars’ but also leaves the nearest competitor far behind.

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Opel News - Opel Wins Red Dot Award for Communication Design

Opel Wins Red Dot Award for Communication Design

  • Oct 23, 2013

“The Opel ADAM app is fascinating, as it goes to the performance limits of a comparative configurator.” the jury said.

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Opel - Astra GTC wins red dot design award

Astra GTC wins red dot design award 2012

  • Jul 2, 2012

The Opel Astra GTC has been given the prestigious "red dot design award" by a panel of international judges in this year's product design category.

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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”

  • Mar 7, 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”

  • Mar 5, 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

  • Jan 11, 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

  • Nov 22, 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

  • Nov 22, 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.

  • Dec 5, 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.

  • Nov 25, 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

  • Nov 3, 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

  • Oct 4, 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

  • May 21, 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

  • Mar 14, 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

  • Jan 7, 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