Opel is anticipating a busy yet exciting 2014 Paris Motor Show as it prepares the world premieres of the new Corsa, the sporty Adam S, the Mokka with the new 1.6-liter diesel engine and the new 2.0-liter diesel engine for the Insignia and Zafira Tourer. The GM subsidiary has rolled out its newest models over the course of the year, but will have them all gathered and on display for the first time when the Paris show rolls around on October 4.
“The four world premieres represent the consistent continuation of our model and powertrain offensive,” Opel chief Dr Karl-Thomas Neumann said in a statement. “The new Corsa and Adam S are attractive additions to our portfolio and our new high-tech engines are at the forefront of current diesel technology.”
Arguably the most important premiere will be for the all-new Corsa, which this year received restyled bodywork, a heavily-upgraded interior, improved chassis and handling dynamics, and a raft of new engines. The car is available with new safety features such as the ‘Opel Eye’ front camera with Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist, Following Distance Indication and Forward Collision Warning. There is also a new Euro 6-compliant 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine with either 90 or 115 horsepower along with new six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions.
Next up is the highly-anticipated performance version of Opel’s stylish city car, the Adam. Opel unveiled the concept version of the Adam S earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, however the model shown at Paris will be production-ready, with a turbo-charged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine producing 150 horsepower mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
The Adam S brings the fight to other hotted-up city cars like the Fiat 500 Abarth. According to Opel, the Adam S will accelerate from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.5 seconds and be capable of reaching a top speed of “well over” 200 km/h. Matching its straight line performance are larger OPC S brakes, sharper performance steering, and retuned chassis dynamics.
As announced earlier this week, Opel will also bring its new 1.6-liter CDTI Mokka to the Paris Motor Show. The new engine replaces the outgoing (and aged) 1.7-liter diesel in the Mokka, improving performance by offering 136 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque, while being capable of returning an improved combined fuel economy rating of 57 US MPG. The new engine is also more refined, quieter, and passes new Euro 6 emissions standards.
Insignia, Zafira Tourer Diesel
Opel will also officially introduce its diesel-powered Insignia and Zafira Tourer. The new 2.0-liter diesel engine offers up 170 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, besting the 163 horsepower diesel and 165 horsepower diesel in the Insignia sedan and Zafira Tourer, respectively. In addition to the slight gains in power, the engine delivers 14 percent more torque, is Euro 6 compliant, and reduces fuel consumption and emissions, though Opel has yet to disclose exact figures.