Opel recently divulged details on what’s in store for the brand this coming year. In 2017, a massive product offensive will take place, and Automotive News has the latest details.
Among the news, Opel CEO, Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann, stated the Opel Zafira would live on and not be replaced by a crossover. Instead, a new compact crossover will be sold alongside the Zafira MPV.
Opel justified the decision to offer the Zafira, which seats seven comfortably, as a sound choice for space and storage. The compact crossover will be a cousin to the Peugeot 3008 through the GM-PSA alliance and will be built in France.
Neumann did not share the name of the upcoming crossover but did state the Meriva MPV will be ousted in favor the Opel Crossland X, also a new crossover shared with PSA. Do expect this next crossover to carry on the “X” trend, which provides “a more adventurous, sportier mindset,” according to Neumann.
It’s safe to say we’ll see the unnamed crossover and the Meriva’s replacement at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.