Following the news of Opel’s production and manufacturing shuffle, it also confirmed an important timeline for the brand. 2019 will see three all-new vehicles debut, those being the Opel Corsa, Mokka X and Adam.
The Corsa is currently Opel’s best-selling vehicle in Europe, meaning an all-new variant will be quite important. The Mokka X has also made waves in the crossover space that continues to grow in the Old World. The Adam sits as no less important, rounding out 225,000 units sold.
Opel previously announced the next Adam will move to Zaragoza, Spain, and the Corsa would be assembled exclusively in the same Spanish assembly plant. Currently, the Corsa is built in both Zaragoza, Spain and Eisenach, Germany. Eisenach, Germany will then become the exclusive assembly plant for the Opel Mokka X.
The revised allocations will make production considerably more efficient, said Philip R. Kienle, Vice President Manufacturing at Opel. The focused allocation of individual cars to a production site enables synergies in assembly and improved logistics coordination. We are taking an important step towards the future.
The new products won’t have major implications on GM’s North American portfolio, save for the next-generation Mokka X. That will become an all-new Buick Encore, which continues to be one of Buick’s best sellers.