Even though originally Opel was founded in 1863 as a manufacturer of sewing machines, we can still technically consider it as Germany’s oldest car maker, beating to the punch such old timers as Mercedes, Porsche, Audi and BMW. Today, the brand belongs to the French Groupe PSA sharing underpinnings with the Peugeot cars. In this episode we will take a look at the newest introductions form Opel, trying to decide whether their vehicles still carry German quality and sophistication.
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Consider watching other episodes from our playlist on 2020 Car Lineups from World’s Automakers:
#1 2020 Opel Grandland X Hybrid
The very first model in Opel’s lineup to try out the PSA PHEV platform is the compact SUV Opel Grandland X Hybrid, which was introduced in 2-17 as a replacement for the Antara. The visual changes are nearly unnoticeable when compared to the standard model.
#2 2020 Opel Astra
In the 5th generation since 2015, both 2020 Opel Astra hatch and the Sports Tourer wagon are getting the predicted mid-cycle facelift this season. Both still sit on the old GM’s platform, but can now be recognized by the redesigned bumpers and updated grille patterns.
#3 2020 Opel Corsa-e
2020 Opel Corsa-e starts the electrification efforts for Opel, sharing its underpinnings with underpinning Peugeot’s own 208 hatch and 2008 subcompact crossover.
#4 Opel Insignia
Until Opel’s lineup is completely conquered by SUVs, Insignia remains the flagship model, making it worthy of a mid cycle facelift in 2020.
#5 2020 Opel Corsa
2020 Opel Corsa represents the 6th generation of the supermini, and it is the first model to be developed under PSA ownership. The car’s dimensions do not change much, though it does become the lightest Corsa model yet, losing about 108 kilos or 238 pounds.
#6 2020 Opel Zafira Life
While we expected to see the new version of the Zafira minivan, the 2020 Opel Zafira Life turned out to grow to the dimensions of a genuine passenger van, offering three lengths with up to nine seats.
#7 2020 Opel Corsa-e Rally
As Opel prepares to launch its first all-electric rally championship, named the ADAC e-Rally Cup, it continues developing and testing the Corsa e-Rally prototype that will compete in the race.
#8 2020 Opel CROSSLAND X
2020 Opel CROSSLAND X is the company’s smallest crossover, that targets such key segment rivals such as Nissan Juke and Renault Captur.
#9 2020 Vivaro, Movano and Combo
The entire lineup of Opel’s light commercial vehicles was refreshed throughout 2018 and 2019 model years, making their portfolio the youngest on the market. The Combo MPV, Vivaro panel van and Movano Full-Size Van are easily among the best sellers in the segment.