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New Opel: all future models until 2024 – Moribund a few years ago, the Blitz firm is reborn under the leadership of the PSA group, which became Stellantis at the start of 2021. Carlos Tavarès, at the head of the multinational, has made a clean sweep of mistakes made by the German manufacturer during the General Motors era. In addition to the technological synergies from which it intends to benefit, in particular thanks to Peugeot and Citroën, Opel is now banking on a unique design to stand out from the crowd, and improve its image. Focus on the program of celebrations expected by 2024, in order to overhaul the range.
News Opel 2021
Before the summer, or in a few weeks, it will be for Opel to overhaul its compact SUV. Just like the Mokka and Crossland, the Grandland is about to abandon the “X” designation to simplify the scale reading. But we will especially remember, about it, the desire to boost its line. After his little brothers, this close cousin of Peugeot 3008 and Citroën C5 Aircross, from a technical point of view, will intensely modernize its bow. A big project that will see the tip of its hood modified, in order tointegrate as harmoniously as possible the famous Vizor grille which signs the new identity of the brand since the launch of the second generation of Mokka, at the end of 2020. Changes which will force it to review the design of its optics, enhanced with lightning-shaped light signatures, as well as the design of the front shield.
We must also expect the appearance of new rims, redesigned taillights, as well as a new lower bumper, as evidenced by the pictures that have immortalized the rolling prototypes on the open road. But overall, the moult observed at the stern will remain more discreet than at the front. In the passenger compartment, if more opulent plastics are announced, it is still too early to say that the design of the dashboard will be revised to accommodate the duo of digital panels Pure Panel which is the joy of the Mokka. Under the hood, apart from the introduction ofa third 180 hp plug-in hybrid engine, in addition to blocks of 225 and 300 hp, no major changes are expected.
In addition to the restyling of the Opel Grandland, 2021 will be synonymous with Astra renewal. The new compact sedan opus should orchestrate its first appearance at the Munich fair, early September. It will also adopt the recent stylistic codes of the Blitz, on the EMP2 V3 technical basis of the new DS4 and Peugeot 308. Assembled in Germany in Rüsselsheim, alongside the DS model, the new Astra will be closer to the Sochalienne, in terms of silhouette. It will inherit most of the engines, including two plug-in hybrids of 180 and 225 hp.
New Opel 2022
At the very end of next year, the Corsa, which shares its base with the Peugeot 208, will receive shock treatment for hang up the wagons with the rest of the range, stylistically. Hood, grille, headlights will evolve in the same proposals as the Grandland facelift, in order to integrate the Vizor grille. But it is not certain that she is reviewing the drawing of her cockpit, despite the tendency to do away with analog instrumentation, in favor of Pure Panel digital displays. In terms of engines, the 136 hp electric unit could be replaced by a larger capacity battery, in order to improve its autonomy, with a view to cross the 400 km barrier.
New Opel 2023
The following year, it is rumored that this Corsa-e could also benefit from a more demonstrative electric motor, around 170 hp, to drive a high-performance variant, in the footsteps of the future Peugeot e-208 PSE. A sports career that could also be embraced by Mokka-e, during 2023, in line with its cousin, the Peugeot e-2008, which will also pass into the hands of the Peugeot Sport Engineered department. Since then, Corsa-e and Mokka-e would be able to resurrect the iconic OPC coat of arms.
New Opel 2024
By the time DS will likely unveil a very large 100% electric SUV, thus realizing the promises of the concept car Aero Sport Lounge of 2020, Opel would aim to launch its own baby, based on the same technical platform. For the Blitz, it would be a question of proposing a family model able to cover more than 600 km without recharging, for an engine power ranging between 400 and 500 hp. On this occasion, the appellation Opel Monza could be exhumed.
Finally, what about the replacement of the Opel Insignia? We do not have any information in this regard at the moment. But the growing disenchantment with this type of sedan could sign the brand’s flagship’s death warrant. Like the Citroen C5 X, the new raised sedan of the Chevrons, a new breed of crossover could succeed it.
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