Opel to build a new small car below its Corsa subcompact in Germany

Article by Christian A., on September 27, 2010

Opel/Vauxhall’s new small car is expected to rival the Ford Ka or Volkswagen's Up and will be slotted beneath its Corsa subcompact in Germany, according to the automaker. Opel said that it may even produce an electric version. Opel said that its minicar will be its entry to Europe's fast-growing minicar segment and “will be an important element in our growth strategy.”

Production for this model (code-named Junior) will start in 2013 in its factory in Eisenach, eastern Germany, on an existing production line. Opel is prepared to invest 90 million euros (about $120 million) to build the model.

The three-door Corsa variant is currently being produced at this plant. In a press statement, CEO Nick Reilly said that by offering this minicar, it is fulfilling its pledge to expand its product portfolio and enter new segments.

Reilly claims that this stylish new model will be fuel-efficient and will feature “innovative technology and an exciting design."

The release said further that this future car is targeted towards buyers who require a small-sized fuel-efficient car in urban areas but are unwilling to “compromise on technology, design or convenience."

Opel also divulged that this car might later on have a battery-electric version for zero-emission driving in city areas. Opel said that this project will secure 1,600 jobs at Eisenach.

It’s expected that as this new minicar comes on stream, Opel's factory in Zaragoza, Spain, which also builds the Corsa, will receive additional Corsa production volume. [via autonews - sub. required]

If you liked the article, share on:

Pin It

Comments

Recommended

Tesla marked a major milestone as it surpassed Ford in market capitalization. Automaker Tesla, formerly known as Tesla Motors, closed out the trading on March 27, 2017, with a market...
by - March 30, 2017
The mid-cycle facelift for the Mercedes-Benz's S-Class have been disclosed to the public eye via these leaked shots. The images that recently surfaced and others like it were published online...
by - March 30, 2017
Reddit user Jdubbswrx spotted a rather deceptive move coming from the German automotive manufacturer Audi. He posted an image of the supposed exhaust of the new 2018 Audi SQ5 sporting...
by - March 29, 2017
McLaren car owners will be thanking the automotive company as it has decided to roll out new goodies for the 540C, 570S and 570GT sports car line-up. From this series...
by - March 29, 2017
On July 11, Audi is set to reveal its flagship luxury sedan, the all new A8. And at this moment, none of us are sure how this model will look....
by - March 29, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries