The final bits of information are trickling from the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, with the latest news being the confirmation of an unnamed electric vehicle for Opel-Vauxhall by 2020, according to AutoCar.
The news comes from an interview with General Motors CEO, Mary Barra, but she wouldn’t delve into many specifics on the EV, merely saying it will be in addition to the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt. It had already been confirmed the 2016 Chevrolet Volt would not translate into a new Opel Ampera.
The Chevrolet Bolt is expected to be built alongside an Opel sibling at the Orion assembly plant in 2017.
If we had to take a stab at what the unnamed EV could be, it may rest somewhere in the all-new vehicle program also confirmed for the Orion assembly plant, which GM has invest $245 million for. Rumors suggest the program is for an all-new compact Cadillac crossover, and it’s quite possible the crossover features plug-in technology.
Depending on the platform and technology, the basis of a new plug-in Cadillac crossover could translate well into the European market that is crossover crazy right now.