Opel and Vauxhall have announced plans to introduce a variety of new models at the Geneva Motor Show. Highlights include the Astra OPC / VXR, the Mokka crossover and a RAD e electric bike concept.
Opel and Vauxhall have announced plans to introduce a variety of new models at the Geneva Motor Show.
First and foremost, the companies will unveil the highly-anticipated Astra OPC / VXR. It features an aggressive body kit and a turbocharged 2.0-liter with 280 PS (206 kW / 277 hp) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. Other highlights include High Performance Struts (HiPerStruts), a FlexRide chassis and lightweight bucket seats.
Next up, there's the new Mokka crossover which is based on the Buick Encore. It features sporty styling and a variety of engines including:
- A 1.6-liter petrol with 115 PS (85 kW / 113 hp)
- A turbocharged 1.4-liter petrol with 140 PS (103 kW / 138 hp)
- A 1.7-liter CDTI diesel with 130 PS (93 kW / 128 hp)
Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is optional. Regardless, all models are equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control (TC), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Hill Descent Control (HDC).
Moving on, the Insignia BiTurbo will debut with a twin-turbo 2.0-liter diesel engine that produces 195 PS (143 kW / 192 hp) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 8.7 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 230 km/h (143 mph).
Opel and Vauxhall will also introduce the RAD e electric bike concept. Described as the "first e-bike to be built around automotive construction and production principles," the prototype has a 250 watt motor which gives it an electric-assisted range of 60-145 km (37-90 miles).
Lastly, there will be a number of changes to the Corsa, Meriva and Astra lineup. Highlights include a Corsa Kaleidoscope edition, a 120 PS (88 kW / 118 hp) Meriva 1.4 LPG Turbo ecoFLEX and a 140 PS (103 kW / 138 hp) Astra 1.4 LPG Turbo ecoFLEX.
Check out the press release for additional information