Despite being sold by General Motors to PSA Group ,Opel will continue with plans to launch a new flagship SUV and more electric cars, its chief executive Karl-Thomas Neumann told German magazine Auto Motor und Sport.
The new SUV will be the brand’s second flagship model joining the midsize Insignia sedan and wagon range. Though the vehicle in question is being referred to as an SUV, it will likely be a car-based crossover, rather than a full-fledged Sport Utility Vehicle based on a body-on-frame platform, something that the SUV moniker implies.
Mr. Neumann also stated that Opel’s future holds more electric vehicles to complement the Ampera-e long-range EV, which is based on the Chevrolet Bolt EV.
The carmaker will also continue with its strategy to launch seven new models, a plan that serves as its biggest product offensive ever, according to Neumann. The chief executive will remain as the head of Opel even after the unit is acquired by the PSA Group, under which the carmaker could sell vehicles outside its home market of Europe.