Opel Next 8 by 2020

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Opel will launch eight all-new or refreshed models by 2020.

Opel says it is continuing to execute its ‘PACE! plan’, a product offensive designed to ensure compliance with the Europe-wide CO2 guidelines which become effective in 2020. From early 2019 to the end of 2020, the company will launch eight all-new or refreshed models, investing primarily in high-volume and profitable segments. By then, Opel will be offering one of the newest portfolios of all volume manufacturers. In 2019 alone, Opel will launch the new generation of its Corsa and the successor to the successful Vivaro. Additional variants and equipment versions of the Combo will also be launched. The successor to the Opel Mokka X will follow in 2020 and will play a pivotal role for the strategy to expand the proportion of the company’s SUV sales from 25 to 40 percent by 2021.

Order books for both the all-electric new five-seater Corsa and the Grandland X PHEV (which will be produced in Eisenach) will be open by late 2019. By the end of 2020, Opel will have a total of four electrified models on offer, providing a lot of driving pleasure and transforming e-car demand from niche to volume. By 2024, there will be an electrified version of every Opel model.

In order to contribute to the CO2 compliance and to focus on high volume segments, the Opel ADAM and KARL will not be replaced after the end of their life cycles, but will remain on sale until the end of 2019. With the new portfolio, Opel will continue to cover around 80 percent of the mainstream market volume in 2020 – with significantly higher efficiency and customer-orientation while simultaneously reducing complexity.

Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller: “In a context of drastic CO2 norms, it’s our responsibility to shape a sustainable future for our company and our dealers with a highly competitive portfolio for passenger and light commercial vehicles. Opel will offer fun to drive and emotionally designed models including highly competitive light commercial vehicles such as the new Combo and Vivaro. The customers will benefit from the broad introduction of innovative technologies and affordable electrification… The most recent awards – like the IVOTY 2019 for our Combo Cargo – demonstrate that we are on the right path.”

 

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