One is Corsa-e, while the other is Grandland X Hybrid. And it looks like this is just a beginning.
There is only a little less time, until the biannual international car show or IAA begins in Frankfurt and car manufacturers have already begun announcing all the new cars they are about to introduce there. And since this year mentioned show is in Frankfurt (on every odd year it is in Frankfurt, while on even ones it is held in Paris), public is expecting some debuts from German manufacturers. It seems, that Opel is not going to let us down.
Four cars are about to be introduced there by the brand from Russelheim, three world debuts and two of those are about to be either electric or hybrid-powered. Well, to be honest, we have written about them both, but so far, there has not been an occasion yet, where buyers or anyone apart from the brand and journalists would be able to see them in person.
First of those cars and probably the most important is without any doubt the brand new Corsa-e, which, as the name suggests, will for the first time be available as an electric car. Built on the same platform as the Peugeot 208-e it will deliver some 100 kilowatts of power and some 330 kilometers of range. On the other hand, Opel is also presenting a powerful hybrid in the form of Grandland X Hybrid4, where the number 4 goes for the four-wheel drive. This car will also bring a total of 221 kilowatts of power, which should be more than sufficient.
“At the IAA we at Opel will be showing how the future of the automobile will become reality”, said Opel CEO, Michael Lohscheller. “We focus on the customer and their needs. Instead of prescribing the way forward, we offer the entire drive portfolio – from ground-breaking electric and hybrid drive to efficient combustion engines. All new models are equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and already available to order.”