Opel Ampera-e Likely To Be Built Alongside Chevrolet Bolt EV In Michigan5
We had heard mumblings of an Opel EV to be built alongside the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, and it seems more likely than ever the Orion assembly will be taking on the additional capacity for the Opel Ampera-e.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra revealed the Opel Ampera-e during the annual Car-Symposium in Germany last week as a surprise to many. The automaker originally insisted an Opel EV was not in the works, at least nothing like the Bolt EV.
Automotive News Europe reached out for comment with no response from Opel, but for a strategic planning and logistical point of view, it only makes sense.
The news also follows recent spy shots of a rebadged 2016 Chevrolet Volt testing in Europe, spinning the rumormill to deduce a second-generation Opel Ampera is on the way after confirmation of its death. However, it’s unknown if Vauxhall and Holden will receive a right-hand drive variant of the second-generation Volt at this time.
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old ampera i like not bad but this………………………, something like this opel bolt rendering what we see here another pictyres not to so bad. different design language here in europe gm must understand this. look youtube vids and use google pictures and watc europ market cars.
I want to hear from everyone who lambasted GM for importing the Cadillac CT6 PHEV from China give GM recognition and kudos for exporting the Bolt from the US to Europe.
point is not wher car comes but what cars like.
the car industry no matter where the car is built. The quality is strictly defined and it is not a problem. the point is how to set up a car at all. if the quality and so on.
not bad when china ct6 comes europ. various automobile industries around the world have their own industry. GM can not imagine how difficult it is in Europe. even the cheaper and smaller cars have a very high level
GM knows the European market, Opel and Vauxhall are wholly owned subsidiaries.
Are you suggesting that GM can not build a high quality product to sell in Europe?
I couldn’t disagree more with you. What I’ve seen, normal cars sold in Europe are inferior to american cars.
It can be seen on most cars. American cars have without exception more power, better features and more comfortable ride than their European counterparts.
If we compare Chevrolet Spark and Opel Karl, you can see the difference. They are basically the same car for America and Europe. Spark in America has 98 horsepower and 7 inch touchscreen. Karl in Europe has 75 horsepower and a simple radio.
Nowadays the difference is smaller than before but in the past it was huge. Until 90s air conditioning was a rarity in Europe whereas in US majority of car have been air conditioned since 1969. Automatic transmissions are rare in Europe and 0-60 in 10 seconds is considered fast.
And no, I’m not American. I’m European but very disappointed to cars we build.