Opel Astra OPC Extreme (2015)

Opel Astra OPC Extreme

The Opel Astra OPC Extreme, which makes its world premiere at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, is a real race-bred performance car. Developed on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, the most challenging race track in the world, it is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo engine with over 300 hp and equipped with all the key high-tech components from its racing peer, the Opel Astra OPC Cup. The Astra OPC Extreme was developed directly from the Cup version and brings pure racing technology to the road. If public reaction is as positive as expected, Opel plans a low-volume production run for the super sporty, street-legal Extreme.

Over 300 hp will be unleashed from under the Extreme's carbon fiber hood. Its 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engine, with direct injection and variable camshaft phasing, is quite simply the most powerful four-cylinder unit Opel has ever produced. The all-aluminum engine is mated to a slick, six-speed manual gearbox transmitting power through a limited-slip differential. This race-proven powerplant will have an easy time of it with the OPC Extreme, because the super sporty car is 100 kilograms lighter than a conventional Astra OPC thanks to its high-quality, carbon fiber components.

Widely used in Formula 1 racing to reduce weight, carbon composite is incorporated throughout the Extreme. This high-strength, ultra-light material is used for the aerodynamically-optimized rear wing, the diffuser, front spoiler, hood, suspension cross-bracing, the engine cover, complete wheels, rear wheelhouse ventilation and roof. The carbon wheels are 20 kilograms lighter than their aluminum counterparts. This is weight saving in a decisive area because unsprung mass is substantially reduced - much to the joy of engineers and driving fun of drivers. The inhouse manufactured carbon fiber roof is almost as light as a feather. It weighs just 2.6 kilograms, compared to a steel roof's 9.3 kilograms, and noticeably lowers the Astra Extreme's center of gravity. The fenders are made of aluminum and weigh only 800 grams a piece instead of 2.2 kilograms in steel.

Opel Corsa (2015)

Opel Corsa

The Opel Corsa is well established as a perennial bestseller: through four model generations spanning 32 years, 12.4 million Corsas have been sold. Together with the Astra, it is Opel's most popular model, accounting for over a quarter of the company's sales every year. Available in three and five-door body formats, the Corsa is currently number four in the small car segment in Western Europe. In Germany and the United Kingdom, it is number two and still keeping the competition at bay. When the new fifth-generation Corsa rolls off the assembly lines in Eisenach and Zaragoza at the end of this year, a star will be born to continue the model's success in the small car segment. It has everything it takes to do so. The chic, fifth generation Corsa offers a fresh look and a fresh driving experience with a new chassis and optimized steering, combining the art of German engineering with emotional design, superb digital connectivity and a great price/performance ratio. New generation gasoline and profoundly reworked diesel turbo engines ensure a new level of comfort, top performance and low fuel consumption. The fifth-generation Corsa can already be ordered in Germany at an attractive entry-level price of just 11,980 euros (3-door, 1.2 gasoline engine; 750 euros more for the family-friendly five-door model - RRP incl. VAT in Germany).

"The Opel Corsa has always been widely praised, particularly for its appealing looks and its efficient use of space within compact dimensions," says Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann, CEO Opel Group. "I am confident the new fifth generation, with its new level of comfort, its modern driver assistance and infotainment systems, will continue the model's exemplary success. I promise that the driving experience of the new Corsa will surprise everyone."

Opel Karl (2015)

Opel Karl

Small but spacious, a dazzling appearance and above all entirely sensible - this is what buyers can expect from Opel's all-new entry-level model. Its name: simply Karl. The mini car, available from euro 9,500 (RRP including VAT in Germany), was designed from a white sheet of paper and celebrated its debut on the big stage at the Geneva Motor Show. For this attractive price, customers can expect a 3.68-meter long, 1.48-meter high appealing five-door car with space for up to five people and numerous safety and comfort technologies that are unrivalled in its segment. Karl will also be available with the latest in automotive connectivity soon. From fall 2015, it will be possible to order it with both the new generation IntelliLink infotainment system and Opel OnStar - the personal connectivity and service assistant - which together make Karl the best connected and the most caring car in the segment. Under its hood, Opel's new entry-level model has a tailor-made, completely new, one-liter, naturally-aspirated three-cylinder gasoline engine with fuel consumption and CO2 emission levels that can be as low as 4.3 liters per 100 kilometer and 99 grams per kilometer in the combined cycle respectively. From the summer of 2015, Opel Karl, the sensible entry-level model, Adam, the individualization champion and Corsa, the well-known all-rounder, will give Opel its strongest mini and small car portfolio ever - and the youngest on the market. They leave nothing to be desired.

"Short, crisp and full of character - the name Karl reflects its strengths," explained Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann. "It is a grown-up car and will appeal to heart and intellect. Karl offers typical Opel quality and virtues starting with the high-tech, quiet one-liter, three-cylinder engine and by no means ends with numerous safety and comfort features that are unique in this segment. The Opel Karl is the ideal car for price-conscious customers looking to combine everyday suitability with comfort and modern technologies."

Opel Vivaro Surf Concept (2015)

Opel Vivaro Surf Concept

The Opel Vivaro is going lifestyle. One year after the launch of the new generation midsize light commercial vehicle, which has been ordered roughly 90,000 times to date, Opel will showcase the Vivaro Surf Concept. The elegant passenger version is ideal for sporting activities. Five to six passengers (depending of the seating configuration) along with the entire sports and fitness equipment are no problem for the Opel Vivaro Surf Concept. The roomy CrewCab van shows how outstanding load capacities can be combined with a high level of comfort and stylish design. It also has one especially practical detail: It offers a separate cargo area of 3.2 cubic meters - or 4.0 cubic meters for the long wheelbase version. Thus, the Opel Vivaro Surf Concept is ideal for transporting wet or dirty utensils after a trip to the beach or to the mountains without the passengers even noticing. The first ever edition of this trendy sports and fun vehicle will celebrate its debut at the 2015 International Motor Show in Frankfurt. It will be on show at the Opel booth D09 in hall 8.0.

"The Vivaro Surf Concept is the ideal vehicle for large families or groups of friends. The close-to-production concept offers space for up to six passengers with its CrewCab. There is a large cargo area with numerous practical details behind the second row of seats. The sporty styling on the outside and numerous comfort features along with the ultra-modern IntelliLink system on the inside make it an elegant roomy van. The Vivaro Surf Concept is the perfect alternative for people who need more than a passenger car but do not want to miss out on the usual comfort," said Steffen Raschig, Opel/Vauxhall Director Commercial Vehicles.

Opel Adam Rocks S (2016)

Opel Adam Rocks S

Anything but cute and definitely not slow - the brand new Opel Adam Rocks S will celebrate its world premiere at the 2015 International Amsterdam Motorshow. With its sturdy, masculine appearance, the Swing Top canvas roof and powerful 1.4-liter turbo ECOTEC engine the 3.75 meters long Adam Rocks S will appeal to customers who want to combine dynamic driving outside of the city with thirst for adventure, open air feeling and stylish design.

The powerful 110 kW/150 hp ECOTEC engine with Start/Stop makes do with a mere 5.9 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers in the combined cycle, which is equivalent to 139 g/km of CO2. It is fitted with a short ratio 6-speed gearbox. Accelerations are those of a small sporty car - 100 km/h are reached in 8.5 seconds - but the Adam Rocks S mainly impresses with great elasticity: it makes the transition for 80 to 120 km/h in fifth gear in just 7.9 seconds. Top speed is 210 km/h.

Thus, the Adam Rocks S is perfectly equipped for fast and sporty excursions. Furthermore, a specially tuned sport chassis, lowered by 15 mm compared to the Adam Rocks, and a direct sporty steering increase driving pleasure especially on winding country roads. A high performance braking system and an ESP system that can be deactivated offer ambitious drivers the possibility of safely pushing the rock and roll athlete to its limits.

"The combination of it's rugged, adventurous looks, plus it's sharp sporty performance gives the Adam Rocks S its very own unique personality," said Mark Adams, Opel's Vice President of Design. "The typical protective cladding and the strongly defined contours of the side sills give it a purposeful appearance with the engine and the chassis delivering pure driving pleasure," added Niels Loeb, chief designer of the Adam Rocks S

Opel Astra (2016)

Opel Astra

Opel and compact class cars - this exceptional success story starts with the Kadett in 1936 and will be continued with the new Opel Astra, the eleventh generation of an Opel compact class car. So far, 24 million Kadett and Astra compact class models have left the plants. The world premiere of the Opel star at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show marked the start of a new chapter in the history of the bestseller. Simultaneously, it marked the start of a new chapter in the company's history: the next generation of the Astra is the first model developed on the basis of the new priorities and goals set by Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann and the DRIVE! 2022 strategy. The new Astra is based on a completely new lightweight vehicle architecture, is powered exclusively by latest-generation engines and enables ultra-modern connectivity via smartphone integration and the groundbreaking personal connectivity and service assistant Opel OnStar. The new Astra will also continue Opel's tradition of introducing features previously only known from higher segments into the compact segment.

The newcomer also epitomizes Opel's design philosophy with its sculptured design and flowing lines. Furthermore, it looks more dynamic and leaner than ever before. In brief: the new Astra combines efficiency with elegance and will redefine the compact class with its leading innovations - be it as a five-door or Sports Tourer variant that also celebrated its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show and will be introduced to the market in the coming months.

Opel Astra Sports Tourer (2016)

Opel Astra Sports Tourer

The Opel Astra Sports Tourer will celebrate its premiere at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The youngest member of the compact class station wagon generation comes with the same trendsetting development features as its five-door sibling that has been available for order since June 2015. The Opel Astra Sports Tourer is based on a completely new lightweight vehicle architecture that will make it up to 200 kilograms lighter than the outgoing model. Given that the station wagon will also be combined with the latest generation engines, the Astra Sports Tourer will be punchier, livelier and more fun to drive. Simultaneously, fuel consumption has been curbed giving it convincing attributes for company car and frequent drivers who often look to both practical and representative station wagons.

When the order books open, the Astra Sports Tourer will be available with Opel OnStar and the new IntelliLink infotainment systems ensuring that it has an ultramodern and extensive connectivity offer. The same applies to the numerous safety and assistance systems along with the equipment features previously only known from cars from higher segments. And last but not least, the new Astra Sports Tourer will turn heads with its elegant, lean and athletic styling. The interior demonstrates perfectly just how intelligent the design and the entire packaging are: the newcomer has exactly the same dimensions as the outgoing model but is considerably more spacious inside, offering more comfort for the driver and passengers along with more loading space.

Opel Astra TCR (2016)

Opel Astra TCR

Opel took full advantage of the international TCR (Touring Car Racing) presentation at the circuit Jules Tacheny in Mettet, Belgium, showing their new customer racing touring car for the first time. The Opel Astra TCR combines ultra-modern racing technology with an effective safety concept while simultaneously remaining close to production. It enables the Opel teams to compete in short and long distance races - such as the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring - with a technically unchanged vehicle.

The 5-door Astra is powered by a highly efficient two-liter turbocharged engine that will deliver 330 hp and maximum torque of 420 Nm (both determined by the "Balance of Performance" concept), thus ensuring that vehicle with a curb weight of 1,200 kilograms has enough propulsion. This power is transferred to the front wheels via a sequential, six-speed racing transmission with the paddle shift located on the steering wheel. Adhesion is established via a twin-disc sinter metal clutch. An automated double declutching system creates stability when shifting down. The racing car is decelerated by 378 mm brake discs and 6-piston brake calipers at the front along with 265 mm brake discs and 2-piston brake calipers at the back. The driver can modulate the braking balance from the cockpit.

The chassis is fully adjustable and comes with ultra-modern damper technology. The efficient aerodynamics, which include an adjustable front splitter and rear spoiler that for cost reasons are standard components and identical on all TCR vehicles, are also relevant for the vehicle set-up. Electronic assistance systems such as ABS and ESP are not permitted.

Opel Corsa OPC (2016)

Opel Corsa OPC

After celebrating its successful world premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show the new Corsa OPC is ready to hit the roads. The fastest member of the new generation Corsa combines uncompromising athleticism with outstanding suitability for everyday use. The roughly four-meter long powerhouse impresses with its high-torque, 207 hp, a 1.6 liter turbocharged engine, agile handling and not least with its sporty look. However, neither the spacious interior, well known from the Corsa, nor the good comfort have suffered. The latest addition to the OPC family is available for order now from 24,395 euros (RRP including VAT in Germany) and will be in dealerships soon.

"Our OPC models are the dynamic spearheads of our car ranges. They reflect Opel's sporting tradition, epitomize German engineering, emotional design and distinctive driving dynamics. The new Corsa OPC impressively proves how high our engineers have set the bar in the sporty small car segment. It shows exactly what it is made of on winding mountainous roads and even on the racetrack, and it is so much fun that you do not want to get out of it anymore. Typical OPC - simply pure passion," enthused Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann.

OPC design: Powerful appearance

In line with the OPC tradition, the top-of-the-range Corsa can immediately be identified as a true member of the Opel Performance Center. Apart from the new, OPC-exclusive paint in flash blue the Corsa also boasts a new front-end design with new large air intakes. A small scoop is located in front of the distinctive hood giving the Corsa OPC an additional optical dash of athleticism. The dynamically modelled flanks with bold sill side trims create the appropriate connection to the rear end.

Opel GT Concept (2016)

Opel GT Concept

The Opel GT Concept will celebrate its world premiere at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show. This trendsetting sportscar expresses the continuous innovative strength of Opel - breathtaking in its shape, reduced to the bare essentials, pure passion. The thoroughbred athlete with a front mid-engine and rear-wheel drive is a direct descendant of the Opel GT and the Monza Concept and takes Opel's sculptural design philosophy to the next level. The sportscar is avant-garde yet puristic, renounces everything that disturbs the pure form. The GT Concept has no door handles or exterior door mirrors.

"We are taking the next step towards even more emotion and driving pleasure with the Opel GT Concept. The GT Concept shows what Opel stands for now. We are confident, ambitious, innovative and we want win over more customers with every new car," said Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann who is already looking forward to the world premiere in Geneva.

In the best tradition: GT Concept continues philosophy of Opel Experimental GT

The Opel GT Concept will follow in the footsteps of the famous Opel Experimental GT at the Geneva Motor Show. In 1965, only one year after the foundation of the first design studio run by a European car manufacturer, Opel presented this sleek and expressive coupé with the reliable technology of the Kadett B at the Frankfurt Motor Show. However, it was not just innovative because it was the first concept car ever presented by a European manufacturer. The GT already shone with innovations such as retracting headlamps and displayed a slim form along with perfect proportions without unnecessary decoration. The uncompromising concept by Erhard Schnell mainly wanted to be one thing - a design statement. The reactions from the public were so overwhelming that the series production Opel GT was at dealerships only three years later. The rest is history - a success story, an automotive icon.