2022: Opel’s anniversary will (not only) to the Astra year

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2022: Opel's anniversary will (not only) to the Astra year-anniversary

This year, Opel has made aware of the new Mochka and Mocha-E, the world premiere of the new Astra, Manta Gse ElectroMod and many other models. Just as exciting should be the coming year – a very special anniversary for the traditional brand: Opel is 160, which celebrates Kadett A 60. and the Corsa 40. birthday. Important Opel models – especially the new Astra generation – should come to the street in the coming months. And a lot more: we look a bit in the future ..

Premiere in a very special jubilee year: 2022 it will be 160 years, since Adam Opel in Russelsheim put the foundation for a company, which developed from the sewing machine factory over the world’s largest bicycle manufacturer to the internationally important automotive brand. In the 160. Year of its existence is Opel again: From the automobile manufacturer to the electrical mobility service provider. Because until 2028, the brand wants to offer only electric vehicles with the flash in Europe, it says. “Already today we will let the automotive future come true – clear, courageous, inspiring and electrifying in every way,” says Opel boss Uwe Hochgeschurtz. And on: “Our compact class Bestseller Astra and Astra Sports Tourer come 2022 as well as the new Grandland on the street. And the Vivaro-e Hydrogen has recently completed our range of CO2-free, sustainable drive alternatives by a completely everyday hydrogen van. All these are important milestones, with which we will continue to expand our success in the coming year.”

2022: Opel's anniversary will (not only) to the Astra year-2022Made in Eisenach: Opel Grandland (2021)

New Opel Astra and Opel Grandland

Direct at the beginning of the year, Opel starts with the Eisenach plant fully. In January, the production of the new Grandland including the electric plug-in hybrid variants. The SUV flagship with a new brand face would soon soon roll the first customers, confirms the company. Already on the street is the new Rocks-E: OPELS First Sum (stands for Sustainable Urban Mobility) makes young people individually on four wheels at the age of 15 – the extraordinary, inexpensive and especially full-electric two-seater can be driven by driver’s license. If the Rocks-E as the smallest Opel in road traffic, the greatest Opel – the new Movano – in active customer service, also becomes electrically as Movano-E. This allows customers to select a battery electrical variant for each light commercial vehicle from Opel. And even more: The new hydrogen transporter Opel Vivaro-e Hydrogen enriched since the end of the year 2021 the daily work – with more than 400 kilometers range (according to WLTP); The refueling with hydrogen takes only three minutes.

Thus, Opel wants to consistently drive the electrification of brand and models – from the light power vehicle to the commercial vehicles. Rotary and pivot point is the completely new generation of the Opel Astra in the coming months. According to his premiere in September 2021, the new Astra-five door drives the customers in the spring and is also available directly from market launch as plug-in hybrid. 2023 then completes the electric ASTRA-E offer. Already soon the new Astra Sports Tourer celebrates its premiere. The combination variant of the bestseller will enrich the product portfolio with conventional as well as electrical plug-in hybrid drive from summer. This eleven Opel models are already electrified by mid-2022 – including the Opel transporter.

Battery Cell Gigafactory in Kaiserslautern and more

The Corsa debuted 40 years ago, more precisely: in the fall of 1982. Since then, the small car bestseller underscores with top places in the admission statistics. And also the Astra and its predecessor cadet are real “permanent designers”. So 60 years ago with the Opel Kadett A went a car at the start, which should be decisively determined by the compact class over decades. Both series – Kadett / Astra like Corsa – according to Opel to today in every new generation tradition with innovation and now let the future mobility reality with electrified drives.

Not only with the models and drive alternatives is Opel on the way to a CO2-free future. This is the same as the mark in several locations. Opel belongs to Stellantis NV, a world leader in a new era of sustainable mobility, which originated from the merger of Groupe PSA and FCA Group in January 2021. Thus Opel and Stellantis in the coming year progress the plans for the construction of the battery cell Gigafactory in Kaiserslautern. And in Russelsheim, the project continues to take concrete forms to redesign the Opel headquarters as a future Germany headquarters of Stellantis to the green campus. “2022 will be a truly electrifying year for Opel and all customers, friends and fans of our brand,” says Opel Germany-boss Andreas Marx. “The success and momentum from the past months, we want to take and remove with you at Opel with you. Therefore, they are also looking forward to many exciting, emotional and forward-looking Opel highlights in the coming months. Well, then: Merry Christmas!

Source: Opel – press release

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