The company will launch 29 new models by the end of the decade.
Next year is going to be probably the most important in the history of Opel. The German company plans to introduce a total of seven new vehicles in 2017, and is now detailing the so-called “7 in 17” product offensive, part of a bigger plan. It says that by the end of the decade the company will have a completely new model range. To achieve this, it will launch no less than 29 new models in the next four years.
“With these seven new models for 2017 Opel will become a completely different brand within the next 12 months,” Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann comments.
The first to arrive will be the Ampera-e, which was revealed at the Paris Motor Show earlier this year. Offering “sports car performance and the spaciousness of a five-door in the compact class,” the rebadged Chevrolet Bolt comes with an all-electric range of more than 310 miles (500 kilometers), according to the New European Driving Cycle.
Next is the already announced Crossland X, an SUV which will replace the current Meriva in the company’s lineup in the beginning of the year. The crossover will be joined by “an especially sporty crossover model” from the compact class.
Opel’s flagship model, the Insignia, is going to receive a new generation next year. Inspired by the Monza concept, it will arrive in three body styles – a five-door sedan with “coupe-like silhouette,” as previewed in our exclusive rendering, a station wagon with significantly increased interior space, and a more rugged Country Tourer version with an all-wheel drive.
The last new model is going to be a refreshed Vivaro, which will enter “a whole new level of passenger comfort and flexibility” next year.
“We are making electro-mobility feasible for everyday driving with the Ampera-e, Neumann explained the offensive. “The second-generation Insignia shows a new elegance, lightness and athleticism. And with the equally new crossover vehicles in the B and C segments we are extending our portfolio in a decisive area, which will give our growth significant additional impetus.”