There’s a lot going on at GM Europe’s Opel division. With the promise of the new GTC hot-hatch, an Astra-based convertible and New Calibra on the way, the brand seems to be in the fast lane to a robust product portfolio. And according to Automotive News, we could see two more all-new products in the mix.
From what Opel CEO Karl-Friedrich Stracke is saying, Opel’s future holds a subcompact electric vehicle based off the Corsa, which uses Gamma II architecture like the Chevrolet Sonic, to sell alongside the larger Ampera — the Volt’s European cousin. In addition to the EV, Stracke proclaims that a vehicle larger and more upscale than the Insignia is on the way, although it’s around four to five years off. However, it will not simply be a larger Insignia but rather what Stracke claims will be competing in a “new crossover segment” against cars from BMW, Mercedes and Audi. Perhaps something along the lines of the X6? Who knows. Whatever the case, we’ve got Opel on our radar, and you should too.
Source: Automotive News