A recent VIP gathering of Opel’s top officials and several hundred business partners from trade and finance at its Ruesselsheim headquarters outlined the division’s turnaround plan. The thing is that it’s going to take ten years, that is if the title of the plan “Drive Opel 2022″ is to be any indicator. And while that signals a long-term commitment from General Motors that it does indeed plan on keeping and restructuring the arm, it seems change will not happen overnight. Or anytime soon.
Specifics were kept on the down-low, but along with the keynotes of “Drive Opel 2022” came sneak peaks at several future products bound for the European brand. In fact, it was officially noted in the press release that there are currently 23 new or revised vehicles on track for the Opel (and Vauxhall), along with 13 new engines by 2016 — only a four-year span. The product blitzkrieg for the brand is impressive, and we’re confident a handful of those engines and models will make their way to the North American market in some form or another.