Opel and Vauxhall are starting to come into their own under PSA Groupe, which has big electrification plans for both brands. In the coming months, we’ll see exactly where the design direction is headed with an “expressive” new concept.
The vehicle appears to be a successor to the Opel GT concept from the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, but Vauxhall’s Vice-President of design Mark Adams told Auto Express in a Monday report that the concept actually will preview the next Corsa.
The next-generation Corsa will be the first car to move away from General Motors intellectual property—platform and powertrain.
“You’ll get some of the flavor and some of the ingredients but we’re trying to push the boundary with the concept beyond the Corsa,” he said.
Opel not only plans for a traditional Corsa model, but an eCorsa, a battery-electric variant of the small car, due for launch in 2020. Opel will also add a plug-in hybrid version of the Grandland X crossover and Vivaro to begin its electrified model portfolio. By 2024, PSA Groupe wants every Opel to offer an electrified powertrain.