PARIS – General Motors Co.’s Adam Opel AG division is not wasting time with its second chance at life and already is gaining traction by boosting its image in France. “Opel in Germany has more independence in the new GM, and more responsibility,” says Yves Pasquier-Desvignes, president of Opel France. “The economic pressure is enormous.” France is Opel’s second-largest market after Germany, with 94,879 vehicles registered in 2010. To meet its goals, the auto maker needs to boost sales by ...

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