Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller has laid out the German carmaker's new strategy to over 300 international journalists. By 2024, all Opel model ranges will be available in an electric version. First up are the Corsa-e and the all-wheel drive Grandland X.
The Opel Corsa-e looks dynamic thanks to its sporty design, while the compact exterior dimensions of previous generations are retained. With a length of 4.06 metres the Corsa remains an agile, practical and well-arranged five-seater.
The roof line is coupé-like, 48mm lower than its predecessor’s, without detriment to headroom. The driver sits 28mm lower. Handling and driving dynamics benefit from the lower centre of gravity. The handling is responsive and dynamic, for more fun behind the steering wheel. The modern interior with fully digitalised cockpit can even be upgraded with leather seats.
Opel Goes Electric: New Corsa-e and Grandland X PHEV
By 2024 there will be an electrified version of every Opel model. The start is made by the Corsa-e battery electric vehicle and Opel’s first plug-in hybrid, the all-wheel drive Grandland X Hybrid4. Watch the highlights of the premiere!
It is no coincidence that our first pure electric model of the new generation is a Corsa, our most popular nameplate and one of the bestselling cars in Europe. The Corsa-e not only makes electric mobility more practical and convenient, but also more accessible.
The all-new Opel Corsa-e: Simply Electric!
Opel has been producing cars for 120 years and now has chosen the brand’s most popular model to finally bring electric mobility out of its niche-existence. The Opel Corsa is an absolute bestseller. More than 13.6 million units have been produced since the world premiere in 1982. The Corsa has made millions of people mobile; now it is offering them access to emission-free driving with a maximum “fun-to-drive” factor.
With a range up to 330 km according to WLTP, the five-seat Corsa-e is suitable for unconstrained every-day use. And thanks to the 100kW (136hp) power output and a maximum 260 Nm of instantaneous torque, the highlights include responsiveness, agility and dynamic performance.