General Motors looks increasingly likely to maintain its hold on its European business.
Such a move would secure jobs at Vauxhall plants in the UK, sources told the Press Association.
An announcement is expected to made in Berlin later today, ending months of speculation about the future of the business.
The US firm had been considering selling its European Opel and Vauxhall brands in the face of the global slump for carmakers.
GM's board has held a two-day meeting in Detroit and is believed to have signalled a decision not to go ahead with a sale.