Details Come Into Focus Over Future Vauxhall And Opel Crossover Surge9
While the crossover craze has swept North America, General Motors’ Vauxhall and Opel brands have yet to fill out their portfolios with appropriate products.
That’s going to change very quickly, and according to Auto Express, there are four new crossovers coming for Vauxhall and Opel.
From smallest to largest, the product surge will begin with an Adam X crossover. The report states it will feature quirky design cues to compete with vehicles like the Fiat Panda Cross in Europe. The Adam X is said to debut sometime in 2019.
Next, a Corsa-based crossover will take on Nissan Juke and models of the like, which is due to arrive early next year. Moving right along, an Astra-sized crossover will enter the lineup to do battle alongside the Renault Kadjar and Nissan Qashqai.
But, Vauxhall and Opel’s flagship crossover vehicle will likely feature more premium amenities. It will be a seven-seat crossover with the Land Rover Discovery Sport in its sights. This vehicle won’t show its face until 2020, however.
The Corsa CUV will be a direct replacement for the aged Meriva, and the Astra CUV will likely help put the final nail in the Zafira Tourer‘s coffin. Both of these vehicles will share development and production with Peugeot-Citroen.
It’s also more than likely we will see cross-development between GM North America and GM Europe, especially between Buick.
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Adam/Corsa are based on SCCS (Small Common Components and Systems platform)., that means Adam X would be based on the same or updated platform.
Did they forget about Mokka? Mokka X is based on Spark/Sonic/Karl Gamma II plaftorm, which competes with Nissan Juke and alike.
Astra sized CUV will be Equinox based crossover.
Flagship CUV will be C1XX (Acadia) based crossover.
Next Corsa and next Adam and Adam X will be based on 9B platform. Next Mokka will also do.
Astra sized SUV will be built on EMP2 by Peugeot in Sochaux (France).
I agree that flagship may be built on C1XX.
I hope that Chevrolet sells the Adam- based SUV. Opel should be selling the next Captiva variant (Envision) in the Compact slot setting as it will fit nicely after Mokka. Buickbwill handle the flagship.
Due to the rapidky griwing popularity of the SUV/Crossover segment, the PSA co developed MVPs should bevsold in addition bringing the SUV/MVP total count to seven vehicles. Opel/Vauxhall needs to be a different kind of automaker if it hopes to regain market share & offering a full stable of non sedans alkiws for asymmetrical competition with VW and PSA.
This article is flawed. It forgets Mokka & dails to state that the GM/PSA deal calls for MVP production therefore leaving space for either ‘nox or Envision.
Wait what’s a 9B platform?
9B is the replacement for Gamma II (i.e. Mokka A, Spark) and SCCS (Corsa E, Combo D). Next Corsa (F) and next Mokka (B) should become G2XX but this was changed to 9BXX. Next Spark, Encore and Trax will then also be switched to 9B too. They have the same base today.
I think 9B is mostly developed in Korea (as Gamma was too).
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Owning any GM car is a privilege. Even one that burns! We’re not upset with Vauxhall, we are upset with you. In future if your car bursts into flames, take the insurance money and get a newer model instead of acting like some victim and trying to blackmail a company for cash. You make me sick!
Patrick, you are a harsh super fan. GM isn’t Ferrari. There is no waiting list thus making ownership a privilege. It is never a privilege to own a potential fire hazard.
I enjoy GM vehicles but don’t feel privileged for the right. GM like any other company is privileged to get my cash.
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