Opel puts on crossovers

April 16, 2014 at 10:07 pm

Opel has seriously intends to modernize its range to rectify the financial situation. The company’s management is confident that the new buyers to be found in the crossover segment, so processing lineup goes in this direction.

Opel logo image

Opel logo image


“We will focus on the crossover segment, because that is where you can find new customers,”-said the head of the agency Automotive News Opel Karl-Thomas Neumann. He declined to comment on the company’s intention to involve the role of a flagship full-size crossover. According to some reports, the new product should be available for sale in 2017 at a price slightly more expensive sedan Insignia. But the CEO said that the new generation Meriva and Zafira models will be styled just under crossovers.

Opel crossover Pic

Opel crossover Pic

Develop compactvan Opel expects the participation of engineers Peugeot-Citroen: it will significantly save on creating new models and, ultimately, to make them more profitable. Issued new Opel Zafira will also be on one of the factories of the French PSA. Both compactvan will be presented in 2016. Regarding plans for the joint development of a small hatchback, the Neumann called them “erroneous” and the next generation Opel Corsa platform receives Chevrolet. “Once I have a suitable platform GM, I would prefer to use it, as in this case we can use all our engines and all the technology”-said the head of the brand. Tentatively, the new generation Opel Corsa will be born in 2018.

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