As Opel and Vauxhall work to shed anything from their lengthy stint under General Motors ownership, a new design language is in order, and a new teaser image may preview what’s to come.
The image shows what is likely a new crossover based on the Peugeot 5008, Motor1 reported on Sunday. We can see crisper lines and angular LED lighting. Overall, we think the crossover takes some of the design elements from the Opel GT concept. Whatever this concept vehicle previews will be the first new product from Opel under French ownership. It will likely borrow PSA powertrains as well, as the French automaker will work to consolidate powertrain combinations from 10 to a total of four. Additionally, platform consolidation will bring architectures in use from nine to two.
Under PSA Groupe, Opel’s goal is to return to profitability in 2020 with an operating margin of 2 percent. Opel has lost money since 1999 under GM ownership.
We may see some sort of electrification from the crossover as well. PSA gave Opel the green light to pursue its electrification plans with a hope for total vehicle electrification by 2024.