Opel Meriva (2011)

Opel Meriva

Innovative, versatile and elegant: The second generation Opel Meriva, to premiere at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, will set the new standard for automotive versatility with a multitude of innovative features engineered to optimize the flexible use of space. And it is all packed in a distinctive, contemporary design.

After pioneering automobile on-board versatility with the compact seven-seater Zafira in 1999, Opel created a new market segment for small, affordable monocabs when it launched the first generation Opel Meriva in 2003. With its revolutionary FlexSpace rear-seating concept, high seating position and roomy cabin, the Opel Meriva was big on flexibility yet small in size. This popular formula has enabled it to consistently lead the small monocab segment, with sales in Europe totaling more than 1 million units.

Now, the second generation Opel Meriva again raises the bar for affordable, on-board flexibility. Its FlexSpace system has been further developed to become even more intuitive and easier to use. It also introduces FlexDoors, innovative rear-hinged rear doors that facilitate access to its cabin - a premiere for a volume manufacturer. Moreover, the new Meriva features great interior storage space enhanced by a revolutionary concept of flexible center console, as well as the Opel-exclusive FlexFix system - the integrated rear bicycle carrier that is stored like a drawer under the luggage compartment.

The Opel Meriva's flexibility trademark is enhanced by expressive exterior and interior styling that carries forward Opel's award-winning new sculptural design language. Its monocab silhouette is fluid, elegant and dynamic. The rear window graphic features a distinctive wave accentuating the rear-hinged FlexDoors, improving the view for rear seated passengers, particularly children.

Opel RAK e Concept (2011)

Opel RAK e Concept

Energy costs, efficiency and lightweight design are in the spotlight at the 64th Frankfurt International Motor Show. Opel is staking a strong claim for the center of attention with an all-new battery-powered electric vehicle. The Opel RAK e Concept opens a new chapter in electric mobility and extends Opel's pioneering role in alternative propulsion systems. The radical RAK e is defined by minimal energy costs, 100 kilometers for one euro, one third of the weight of a modern small car, and a maximum speed of 120 km/h.

"We want to develop electric vehicles that everyone can afford. The range-extending concept of the Ampera demonstrates our leadership in electrification of the automobile, the Opel RAK e experimental vehicle aims to deliver pricing that even younger customers can afford. The RAK e has cool looks and production-potential. In future, efficiency will be measured in euros, not liters per 100 km; today we are pleased to present our "1 euro car", said Karl-Friedrich Stracke, Opel CEO, at the world premiere in Frankfurt.

The lightweight concept of the Opel RAK e is based on a steel space-frame structure beneath a skin of conventional synthetic material. This allows a high level of safety as well as affordable pricing. Opel deliberately avoids the use of expensive composite materials in its lightweight-design philosophy, in order to make electric mobility affordable for as many people as possible.

Opel Zafira Tourer Concept (2011)

Opel Zafira Tourer Concept

The Opel Zafira Tourer Concept makes its world premiere at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show (March 3 - 13). The vehicle offers a glimpse into the future generation Opel Zafira monocab trendsetter. The concept car combines maximum flexibility with a premium feel, resulting in an ideal blend of functionality and wellness. The Opel Zafira Tourer Concept is a "lounge on wheels" with a light, airy and high-class quality interior that offers generous space for rear passengers. It brings Insignia values like ambition, quality and innovative technologies to the monocab segment while showcasing Opel's design philosophy sculptural artistry meets German precision.

"We have transferred the idea of a relaxing lounge to a vehicle and created an automobile wellness oasis, a place to relax and enjoy. Passengers can retreat in the lounge. It is a comfortable, roomy space where you really want to be - regardless if it's for a business trip or to relax for a long journey," says Mark Adams, Vice President of Design at Opel. "The Opel Zafira Tourer Concept makes a statement with its sleek sporty look and premium feel".

Flexibility trendsetter Zafira as luxurious wellness oasis

True to lounge feeling, the Opel Zafira Tourer Concept interior is bathed in light thanks to a panorama windshield that seamlessly flows into a generous glass roof which extends to the rear of the car. A special touch is a second pane of high-tech composite material that is edge-lit by LEDs. Tiny metallic particles are embedded in the plastic to reflect the light and give off a cozy, warm light that can be varied in different shades of yellow. This reinforces the homey lounge ambiance and lends the interior a glowing character while achieving a harmonious balance with the outside world.

Opel Ampera (2012)

Opel Ampera

The revolutionary Opel Ampera celebrated its world premiere at the 79th Geneva Motor Show. General Motors Europe president, Carl-Peter Forster, unveiled the extended-range electric vehicle and announced plans to put the car into production in late 2011.

The Opel Ampera will also be offered with right-hand drive in the United Kingdom by Opel's sister-brand, Vauxhall.

"The Opel Ampera further demonstrates GM's leadership in the electrification of the automobile," said Carl-Peter Forster. "Its ground-breaking Voltec electric propulsion system is the kind of game-changing technology the automotive industry needs to respond to energy and environmental challenges."

The five-door, four-seat Opel Ampera is influenced by Opel's award-winning design language of sculptural artistry meets German precision, incorporating several styling cues from the innovative Flextreme and GTC Concept show cars

"There could not be a more fitting way to celebrate Opel's 110 years of innovation in the car industry than by revealing the Opel Ampera," said Alain Visser, GME Vice President Opel.

The Opel Ampera's wheels are turned electrically at all times and speeds. For journeys up to 60 km (MVEG), it runs on electricity stored in the 16-kWh, lithium-ion battery, and emits zero CO2. When the battery's energy is depleted, electricity from an engine-generator extends the Ampera's range to more than 500 km.

The Opel Ampera can be plugged into any household 230v outlet for charging. GM Europe is analyzing the requirements of a recharging infrastructure for plug-in electric cars with energy companies, including Iberdrola of Spain.

Opel Astra GTC (2012)

Opel Astra GTC

The new Opel Astra GTC´s sculpted shapes with precise accents and dramatic proportions make it the ultimate expression of Opel´s design language. And on the road, all Opel Astra GTC versions benefit from a premium front axle layout with HiPerStrut - High Performance Strut - that ideally combines with the clever Opel patented Watt's link rear axle to provide unmatched stability and the sharpest driving precision. Other innovations in the new Astra GTC include driver assistance systems based on the second generation Opel Eye front camera with expanded functionality and the new, fourth generation Bi-Xenon Advanced Forward Lighting (AFL+).

Unlike many three-door versions of existing compact hatches, the GTC will be a standalone model in Opel's range and the ultimate Astra in design and driving dynamics. It does not share any exterior element with other members of the Astra family, except for the outside rear view mirror housing and the rod antenna. Six of the seven 17- to 20-inch wheel designs on offer are also GTC-only features.

Also exclusive for the new Opel Astra GTC is the panoramic windscreen. For the unique feature, which successfully made its production debut 2006 in the previous Astra GTC generation, Opel engineers filed a total of 11 patents during its development. The large panoramic windshield extends seamlessly from the hood up into the roof as far as the B-pillar. With no cross-member to spoil the view, it offers driver and passengers a unique driving experience and a completely new sense of space and visibility with an almost unlimited field of vision, similar to the view from a jetplane cockpit.

Opel Combo (2012)

Opel Combo

Now in its third generation, the Opel Combo sets new standards in terms of its diversity of models and boasts "Best in Class" results in terms of functionality and utility, positioning it as a leader of the European Van-B segment. With its diversity of talents, the new Combo is the perfect way to round off Opel's product spectrum in the area of light cargo vans as well as leisure and family vehicles.

The all-rounder which is available in different body styles is based on the Fiat Doblo ("International Van of the Year 2011") of Opel's cooperation partner. The aim of this strategic alliance is to drive Opel's growth in the area of commercial vehicles. Alongside its larger stable mates, the Vivaro (D-Segment/up to 2.9 t) and the Movano (E-Segment/up to 4.5 t), the new Opel Combo provides the basis for a highly competitive offering that now consists of three model ranges. This trio will strengthen Opel's commercial vehicle segment and make it one of the central pillars of the brand.

Growth in the European Van-B segment is predicted to be one million units until the year 2015. 62 percent of all Combo sales are predicted to be for the Cargo van variant, 38 percent for the passenger "Tour" variant.

Opel has been selling the Combo since 1985 and the current generation has been around since 2001. The versatile concept of a diverse leisure, family and commercial vehicle has been very popular. Even during the final phase of its lifecycle, the predecessor of the new Opel Combo was still in the top three of its segment in many European markets.

Opel Zafira Tourer (2012)

Opel Zafira Tourer

Offering a perfect blend of functionality and comfort, the new Opel Zafira Tourer transports the Insignia values to the monocab segment - premium qualities, innovative technologies, sculptural and dynamic design. Opel established the seven-seat compact van segment in 1999. With an extensively re-designed Flex7 seating system, the new Zafira Tourer now sets novel standards in interior flexibility and atmosphere.

But the third-generation Zafira's innovations go well beyond this newly developed, flexible seating configuration. The Opel Zafira Tourer as a whole demonstrates a big step forward and expresses new ambitions. It is the ideal flexible companion, not only for families. Its elegant design, spacious lounge atmosphere, upgraded chassis and new technologies enable relaxed driving with maximum comfort and safety. The second generation of the Opel Eye front camera builds the basis for a range of innovative assistance systems, and Opel is the first automaker to offer a compact van with adaptive, radar-based speed control.

The engine range on offer for the new Opel Zafira Tourer will initially consist of highly efficient diesel and gasoline engines with output from 81 kW/110 hp to 121 kW/165 hp. Shortly after the start of sales, an especially low-consumption ecoFLEX model with a 2.0 CDTI common-rail turbo diesel and standard Start/Stop technology will join the Zafira Tourer family. The Zafira Tourer 2.0 CDTI ecoFLEX, boasts one of the values in the compact monocab class with just 119 g/km CO2. And this comes with spirited performance of 96 kW/130 hp and maximum torque of 300 Newton meters.

Opel Adam (2013)

Opel Adam

In early 2013 the all-new Opel Adam will be available in dealerships and start making an impression on our roads. Opel's chic, urban small car and champion of individualization will turn heads in our cities just as it did at its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show in early September. Its modern, bold and colorful look ensures this, as does its almost unlimited potential for customization that makes virtually each and every Adam unique.

With the all-new Adam, Opel is entering the growing lifestyle A-segment. Short and strong-backed, Adam is almost 3.70 meters long and 1.72 meters wide (excl. mirrors). A funky three-door hatchback, it is perfect for urban environments. Its driving dynamics, however, also shine outside the city thanks to chassis and steering settings that focus on fun and agility. Inside its cabin, Adam offers seating for four people who benefit from a premium-inspired atmosphere; front passengers enjoy a high degree of roominess unusual for a small car. Adam's cockpit too can be individualized according to its owner's taste with a wide choice of colors, decors, stylish headliners and light effects.

The Opel Adam also provides premium technologies from upper segments. The new IntelliLink onboard infotainment system which integrates the owner's smartphone in the car (Android and Apple iOS) makes it the best connected small car. Other features ideal for Adam's natural urban environment are a new-generation Park Assist that automatically parks the car, a Side Blind Spot Alert and a power steering system including a "light touch" CITY mode.

Opel Adam Rocks Concept (2013)

Opel Adam Rocks Concept

Offering 61,000 exterior variations and nearly 82,000 for the interior, as well as a state-of-the-art IntelliLink infotainment system, the lifestyle Opel Adam is the true champion of individualization - and the best connected small car around. But that is not enough for Opel. At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Opel shows that it explores ways of further enhancing Adam's individualization and reveals an urban mini-crossover study called Adam Rocks. With its new 3-door body style, its 3.70 meters in length, muscular proportions, fierce design and open-air capability, Opel Adam Rocks also is a proposal for opening a new segment of the market.

Showcasing how Adam's unique personalization program can get another twist, the Rocks Concept has been created for those seeking personal freedom 'off the beaten track' beyond the urban landscape. Inspired by Parkour urban athletes, it is higher and wider on its wheels, tougher and more compact in appearance. The Adam Rocks' special feeling of personal freedom is further emphasized by its cabrio looks and fabric roof that offers a free view of the sky above. The fabric extends across the entire width and length of the roof, right back to the C-pillars.

"With even bolder design than any other Adam, the Rocks is an impressive demonstration of how much more potential for individualization our new small lifestyle car still offers after its market launch. It combines the toughness of a crossover with the coolness of open air driving," says Malcolm Ward, Opel/Vauxhall Lead Design Director. Describing the rationale behind Opel's newest concept car, he explains: "As a symbol for fashion-led, active drivers wanting to stand out from the crowd, Opel Adam Rocks is just one possible answer to the question of how new development paths for the absolutely unique car can be forged - and others will follow."

Opel Astra OPC (2013)

Opel Astra OPC

Opel Astra line-up has a new high-performance member, the powerful 206 kW / 280 hp Opel Astra OPC which now completes the OPC family with the small Corsa OPC and the mid-size Insignia OPC. Powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged direct injection engine, the Astra OPC (Opel Performance Center) achieves maximum torque of 400 Nm and can sprint from zero to 100km/h in just six-point-zero seconds. It achieves a top speed of 250 km/h. Never before has an Astra been so fast.

The four-cylinder engine offers 25 percent more maximum torque than its Astra OPC predecessor and also boasts 40 hp more power. This translates into 140 hp per litre, the highest specific output per liter in an Opel gasoline production car, compared with 120 hp in the previous Opel Astra OPC. The new turbocharged engine is based on the latest 2.0 liter Opel gasoline engine with 250 hp adding an extra 30 hp to it. However, fuel consumption has been reduced by 12 percent, while CO2-emissions have been reduced by 14 percent in comparison to the predecessor. The CO2-emissions of the Astra OPC have been lowered to 189 g/km (previously 221 g/km) and fuel consumption to 8.1 l per 100 kilometer (previously 9.2 l/100 km).

The Opel engineers developed a completely new state of the art engine air intake system in order to feed as much air to the turbocharger as possible. In addition, the exhaust system was optimized to further improve the flow of the exhaust gases and improve the engine performance. The turbocharger itself was further enhanced to withstand even more charge air pressure and therefore the durability of the charger was increased accordingly by using new components.