Now under PSA, German carmaker Opel will make its presence ultimately felt at the upcoming 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Barely three weeks before the 67th International Frankfurt Motor Show starts, Opel already disclosed its lineup of new vehicles that will make their world debut in Frankfurt.
According to Opel, its presence in the Frankfurt Motor Show will be marked by unveiling new offerings that will signify the brand’s new credo “The future is everyone’s.” These vehicles include: the Opel Grandland X sports utility vehicle; the Opel Insignia GSi sporty limousine or station wagon; the Opel Insignia Country Tourer rugged all-rounder; the Opel Vivaro Tourer passenger van; and another version of the Vivaro space shuttle. These new vehicles would be displayed at the Opel Stand D09 in Hall 8.0 of Messe Frankfurt.
Opel hopes to capture a chunk of the booming SUV market with the new Opel Grandland X. Measuring just 4.48 meters and being impressively equipped, the new Grandland X will be the third member of the Opel X, competing in the compact SUV segment. Designed to comfortably accommodate up to five people, the Grandland X would feature an off-road appearance, an elevated seating position, and good all-round visibility as well as be fitted with a host of top technologies that includes Advanced Park Assist, Automatic Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Driver Drowsiness Alert, and the 360-degree camera. It also features Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) LED headlamps and the optional electronic IntelliGrip traction for best traction and stable handling on snow, mud, sand or wet surfaces.
Meanwhile, Opel described the new Insignia GSi as a sharp sports machine for driving fun with foresight. Available either as a limousine or station wagon, the Insignia GSi is designed to offer maximum fun on all kinds of roads. This is thanks to its standard FlexRide chassis, 20-inch alloy wheels wrapped in new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires, intelligent all-wheel drive with torque vectoring. It is a fusion of lightweight design, low center of gravity and 2.0-liter turbo power. Power is sent to the wheels through a new eight-speed automatic transmission that can be operated via shift-paddles at the steering wheel.
Its exterior is defined by large chrome air-intakes on the front end and its neat rear fascia with a spoiler on the other end. The Insignia GSi comes with leather sports steering wheel, aluminum pedals and specially developed AGR-certified, leather upholstered, integrated sports seats.
On the other hand, the new Opel Insignia Country Tourer is a variant of the Insignia that is comfortable both on the road and off the road. This is thanks to the fact that it boasts of 20 mm of extra ground clearance and an all-wheel drive system with Twinster torque vectoring. Its powerful turbo engines are supported by a new five-link rear suspension. The looks of the Opel Insignia Country Tourer are underlined by a silver colored skid plate as well as by molded black protective cladding around the lower body and the wheel arches. The rear end is marked by dual exhaust bezels.
Opel will also unveil the newest iteration of the Vivaro Tourer passenger van and another Vivaro model at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Vivaro Tourer will offer first-class equipment and comfort similar to those found in a passenger car. Opel described the new Vivaro Tourer as a first-class business lounge in which a face-to-face environment could be made by just spinning the second row of seats around its rails by 180 degrees. The new Vivaro Tourer could be fitted with two optional 360-degree swivel seats and folding table.