The Geneva Motor Show is a big deal. The annual convention is host to numerous important vehicle debuts year after year, many of them being impressive over the top supercars and luxury vehicles. Geneva isn’t all carbon-bodied Lamborghinis and Mercedes G-Wagens with bodykits, though, with humble little Opel also making several announcements at the show.
Opel celebrated the debut of its Corsa OPC and Karl subcompact in Geneva, two very important vehicles for General Motors’ European arm. The Corsa OPC is the latest addition to Opel’s performance lineup and should help generate interest in standard versions of the new B segment hatchback, while the entry-level Karl will appeal to more budget-minded consumers.
Company chair Karl-Thomas Neumann also took Geneva as an opportunity to announce the arrival of OnStar and its in-car Wi Fi services in Europe this August. Opel will offer customers a one-year free trial of OnStar and 4G LTE Wi Fi in its cars, giving them access to all the same features North America customers enjoy, including Emergency Services, Remote Link, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostics, and Remote Services.
To give us a run down of how they spent their time at Geneva during the show’s two media days, Opel has put together a short video montage. It features clips of Neumann’s press conference statements, and also live shots of the Corsa OPC and Karl on the show floor. Check it out below.