Opel recently presents its first SUM. The new Opel Rocks-e stands for Sustainable Urban Mobility. The entry-level electric vehicle is the answer to current mobility requirements, offering electric mobility with protection from wind and rain – progressive, bold and pure, typically Opel: in tune with the zeitgeist. It can already be driven in Germany by young people from 15 years of age with the AM driving licence1. With the 2.41-metre short two-seater, Opel continues its electrification offensive. The German carmaker is expanding its model portfolio with a battery-electric SUM vehicle below the Corsa-e that nearly any driver can afford, from young beginners to urban commuters. The entry-level price for the new Opel Rocks-e in Germany will be clearly less than for a small car and the monthly leasing cost will be similar to that of a ticket for local public transportation. The Rocks-e will be available to order online or directly at selected Opel dealers from autumn onwards in Germany – additional markets are planned to follow in 2022.(more…)
In the beginning there was the car. More precisely, an orange-red Opel Manta with a black vinyl roof in the Opel Classic collection. A typical representative of the colourful wild seventies! A style icon. An original, generally in good shape, but a bit worn out. Still unrestored, perhaps more of a parts carrier. At the same time, Opel’s E offensive was in full swing with new models like the Opel Mokka-e. And so one thing led to another. There is, after all, a trend in the scene towards ‘restomods’, classic vehicles with modern drives. So why not give the Manta a new lease of life electrically? With plenty of torque at the rear axle for fast sprints without a lot of noise. Just a dream? No way. The idea was born and shared – between passionate designers, 3D modellers, engineers, technicians, mechanics, product and brand experts. A group of Opel fans simply in love with cars.(more…)
The Barum Czech Rally Zlín from August 27-29 is a twofold highlight of the 2021 rally season for Opel Motorsport. Not only will the world’s first electric rally one-make cup, the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup, present itself on the international stage at the Czech round of the ERC.
The victory of Frenchman Laurent Pellier and his co-driver Thierry Salva from the Saintéloc Racing team marked the successful premiere of the world’s first electric rally one-make cup, the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup, at the “ADAC Rallye Stemweder Berg”.
With the new ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup, Opel is now also electrifying rallying.
Opel is equipping the battery-electric Corsa-e Rally car with a special sound system that makes the car audible during rallies.
Vauxhall engineers put the finishing touches to next-generation Mokka, The New Mokka will be up to 120 kilogrammes lighter than the previous model and be in dealer showrooms in early 2021.(more…)
Opel continues its expansion outside Europe with a return to the Japanese market announced for 2021.(more…)
Opel Motorsport has extended the long-standing cooperation with Holzer Motorsport.(more…)