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Absolutely Electrifying: Opel Ampera-e World Premiere in Paris

19 Sep 2016

  • Stay tuned: Opel to announce further major Ampera-e news in Paris
  • First-class connectivity: New Zafira and MOKKA X with IntelliLink and Opel OnStar
  • Real off-road character: Small KARL ROCKS with great SUV look
  • Exclusive special model: Cascada Supreme captivates with sharp design


Opel News - Opel Ampera-e: The new electric car with the outstanding range will celebrate its world premiere in Paris

Rüsselsheim/Paris. This world premiere is simply electrifying: Opel will revolutionize electric mobility at this year’s Paris Motor Show with the Ampera-e. From October 1-16, the new electric car makes its first major appearance in hall 5-2, booth 501. The superstar at the show offers a range of over 400 kilometers, significantly more than its rivals in the segment, and it also impressively shows how well sustainability and driving fun can create a harmonious unit. Opel will reveal further major news on the Ampera-e during the Paris press conference that will take place at the Opel booth at 12:15 p.m on September 29. Other highlights from the Rüsselsheim automaker at the “Mondial de l'Automobile 2016” are the adventurous MOKKA X and the new Zafira – the travelling lounge on wheels featuring top connectivity. Opel CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann will also reveal the other stars of the show, KARL ROCKS and the sporty, elegant special model Cascada Supreme.

 

“With the new Ampera-e, we continue the largest model offensive in the history of our company,” says Opel CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann. “Our show exhibit clearly shows the direction of development: the Ampera-e proves that electric mobility is fully feasible for everyday use and is also lots of fun. The models MOKKA X, Zafira and KARL ROCKS expand our portfolio with the ideal touch of adventure and individuality.”

E like extreme acceleration: Ampera-e with power of a sports car

Opel News - Opel Ampera-e: The new electric car with the outstanding range will celebrate its world premiere in Paris

The maximum torque of 360 Nm is responsible for the electrifying temperament of the new Opel. The performance of the electric engine is equivalent to 150 kW/204 hp.

Effortless starts from a standing position (such as at traffic lights) or highway access are two of the Opel Ampera-e’s main strengths. The compact electric car covers the sprint from zero to 50 km/h in just 3.2 seconds, on par with sportscars. In addition, it completes mid-range acceleration from 80 to 120 km/h, which is especially important for overtaking, in just 4.5 seconds (provisional figures). The Ampera-e thus performs at the same level as OPC models, the sporty spearheads of Opel.

 

At the same time, the Ampera-e also offers a significantly longer range than most other electric cars. In accordance with the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC, the current standard for range comparisons between different vehicles) the new e-car from Rüsselsheim can clear the magical 400 kilometer barrier by a considerable margin without recharging (purely electrical range measured based on the NEDC in km: >400; provisional figure). This makes Opel’s new electric compact model by far the best in its segment. The unique, compact proportions of the Ampera-e are driven by the battery pack being mounted flat, under the vehicle floor. The efficient packaging of the battery also enables a roomy interior providing comfortable seating for five passengers and trunk space comparable with that of a five-door car in the compact class. In typical Opel fashion, its generous spaciousness comes with the best in digital connectivity. The Ampera-e has the newest generation of IntelliLink infotainment, compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Opel OnStar onboard.

A real adventure with X Factor: The Opel MOKKA X

Opel News - Opel MOKKA: The compact SUV will be at dealerships this fall

Another shining star in Paris is the new Opel MOKKA X. The compact SUV is wider and has a more solid and masculine stance than its successful predecessor – it has everything it takes to become an absolute customer favorite. The sporty, robust SUV turns heads with its newly designed front while its interior impresses with its functional and neatly arranged instrument panel. It looks both simpler and purer, as well as sharper and more precise in its execution. MOKKA X drivers can choose between various state-of-the-art versions of the new generation of the IntelliLink infotainment system; in addition there is top connectivity with Opel OnStar (standard from Edition). Another one of the MOKKA X’s highlights is its superb optional adaptive 4x4 drive system with electronic, multi-disk clutch. It can seamlessly distribute power between the front and rear axle from 100:0 to 50:50. This increases safety, optimizes fuel economy and significantly boosts driving pleasure.

Lounge on wheels with top connectivity: Opel Zafira in new look

Opel News - Opel Zafira: The fully connected lounge on wheels will celebrate its public premiere in Paris

Visitors to the Opel booth can also get an up-close look at all the new Zafira’s stand-out qualities. When the lounge on wheels is available at dealerships in a few days, it doesn’t only count on the tried and true qualities of its predecessor such as the Flex7® seating system, the AGR-certified ergonomic front seats (Aktion Gesunder Rücken e.V. – Campaign for Healthier Backs), the FlexFix® bicycle carrier and the adaptive FlexRide chassis. The new Zafira also features a new, bold exterior design and a re-designed interior with an especially spacious ambience and superb connectivity. Depending on the end device, Opel’s newest-generation IntelliLink infotainment system is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. And for the first time in this vehicle class, Opel offers the latest-generation Adaptive Forward Lighting AFL with LED technology as an option. This all makes the new Zafira a comfortable travelling lounge for driver and passengers.

Ready for the urban jungle: The Opel KARL ROCKS

Opel News - Opel KARL ROCKS: The smallest car in the Opel portfolio is now available with an SUV appearance

Opel unveils the KARL ROCKS in Paris as a special attraction for all urbanites. Opel’s new wild child features many characteristics of a true SUV and shares many virtues connected with this vehicle class such as an elevated seating position that enables better visibility, easier access to the cabin and an outstanding connectivity offer. Its rugged exterior features silver roof rails, robust front and rear bumpers with integrated skid plates, black front and rear wheelhouse moldings and unique 15-inch bi-color look alloy wheels. Furthermore, the new Opel KARL ROCKS maintains the unquestionable practicality of the Opel KARL with five doors, five seats, compact dimensions and a maximum trunk space over 1,000 liters up to the roof making it the ideal vehicle for a broad audience of city dwellers.

Black beauty: The Opel Cascada Supreme

Opel News - Opel Cascada Supreme: The stylish special edition of the four-seater convertible is the perfect fit for the flair of the Paris Motor Show

The new Cascada Supreme – an all-season convertible with extra flair – will also be in the spotlight at the Opel booth. Every detail and every shade of color of the special model is finely matched. Soon the four-seat convertible can be ordered either in “Pull Me Over Red”, “Summit White” or “Black Meet Kettle”. These three exterior colors are uniquely accented by the black grille, the black mirrors and the two-tone glossy-black 20-inch alloy wheels. Inspired by the glowing red signature line of Opel‘s futuristic design study, the GT Concept, the seams of the seat fabrics and the door and cockpit trims are accented in sporty red.