Preparations underway to mark Opel’s 120th birthday

The 2019 Opel Corsa.
The 2019 Opel Corsa.

Opel are gearing up for 2019 with celebrations for 120 years of automobile manufacturing, but also accelerate the electrification of its model range. The company will already open its order books for two electrified models early next year – the battery electric version of the new Corsa and the Grandland X SUV as plug-in hybrid.

Particularly the new Corsa will give Opel additional drive next year.

A bestseller since the first generation made its premiere in 1982, the all-new version features an electric version for the first time while the Grandland X plug-in hybrid is for customers who want more space and the feeling of an SUV. The hybrid propulsion system will develop the equivalent of up to 300 hp and comes along with an e-All Wheel Drive technology.

Also there is an all-new Vivaro midsize van on the way and it will be available as a battery electric vehicle in 2020.

Opel has always positioned itself as the brand that makes innovation available to everyone and this, they say will remain a core element of the 120th anniversary which the German company will celebrate in 2019.

Opel chiefs say that the brand has remained true to its ambition of producing high-quality cars as efficiently as possible and making them affordable for as many customers as possible.

Furthermore, in order to celebrate the 120th anniversary with its customers, Opel will add a ‘120 Years’ special edition to the model range. The variant is currently offered on Crossland X, Astra and Corsa models initially, with Grandland X, Mokka X and Insignia to follow in the first quarter of 2019.

Pre-selling has just started in most markets. The ‘120 Year’ versions will offer a variety of innovative technologies and design and comfort features as standard equipment, at especially attractive prices.