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OPEL TO CELEBRATE THREE WORLD PREMIERES AT IAA MOBILITY 2023

Opel has an exciting line-up prepared for visitors of this year’s IAA Mobility in Munich (September 5 to 10). No less than three new cars from the German brand will celebrate their world premieres in front of an international audience, with the stunning Opel Experimental concept car leading the way. The Rüsselsheim-based carmaker recently revealed the first images of the design concept, which gives an outlook on upcoming Opel models and technologies. In addition, Opel will also present two models that will hit the showrooms soon: the new Opel Corsa Electric and the new Opel Astra Sports Tourer Electric. The bestsellers will be joined by the Opel Experimental at the brand’s Open Space presence on Odeonsplatz (booth number: OP.390) after the concept car is unveiled at the Munich Exhibition Centre during the IAA Summit (hall B2; booth number B20).





“Visitors of our stands in Munich can look forward to a clear vision of where the Opel brand is heading in the immediate and the slightly more distant future. While the Opel Experimental provides a guiding light for the next chapter of our brand, the new Corsa Electric and the new Astra Sports Tourer Electric show our current solutions for sustainable and locally emissions-free mobility,” said Opel CEO Florian Huettl.


The Opel Experimental will be revealed on the press day at the IAA Summit on September 4 when the latest trendsetting concept car from Rüsselsheim will be unveiled to the international media for the first time (Opel press conference at 11:00 CEST on September 4). At the front, the new illuminated Opel Blitz, which is also celebrating its motor show debut in Munich, sits at the centre of the signature Opel Compass. The sleek silhouette of the Experimental stands out through exterior lighting and bold contrasting graphics instead of chrome, adding personality and sophistication to the already impressive proportions. The dramatic tapering profile has a bold and pure design with clean surfacing to enhance the efficient battery-electric crossover’s stunning presence.



On the inside, the Opel Experimental impresses with the feeling of spaciousness. This has been enabled by the liberation of space (space detox). The steering wheel folds away seamlessly when not required. This is made possible by the steer-by-wire system, which further reduces weight by eliminating mechanical steering components. Elsewhere, the lightweight adaptive seats combine a lean but durable structure with 3D mesh-technology fabrics. And electrochromic fabrics immerse occupants in atmospheric light that create a perfect environment for wellbeing.


Perfect proportions and precision down to the smallest detail, all packed into a bold and pure appearance – this is the new Opel Corsa. The designers have made the small car bestseller even more modern and even more stylish. The most striking exterior feature is the unmistakable Opel Vizor, the characteristic brand face that adorns all new Opel models.


However, the new Corsa Electric doesn’t just have a pretty face; it also impresses with its inner qualities. The newcomer is optionally available with the fully digital cockpit including new infotainment. The integrated Snapdragon Cockpit Platform from Qualcomm Technologies features enhanced graphics, multimedia and computer vision capabilities to provide a more integrated, contextually aware and constantly adaptive cockpit system that can evolve to meet its passengers’ preferences. Under the hood, the Corsa Electric comes with a choice of two all-electric drivetrains: a new option with 115 kW/156 hp and up to 402km range as well as the proven variant with 100 kW/136 hp and up to 354km range (WLTP).


Like all Astra variants, including the new Astra Electric hatchback, the Astra Sports Tourer Electric doesn’t just impress with its bold and clear design, but also with its responsible performance. The new all-electric estate from Rüsselsheim delivers 115 kW/156 hp and a powerful 270 Newton meters of maximum torque, available from the first touch of the accelerator pedal. While many other electric cars are limited to 150 km/h or 160 km/h, the new Astra Sports Tourer Electric has a top speed of 170 km/h.



Even with the rear seats up, it offers 516 litres of luggage space in the boot; with the seats folded down, the capacity increases to up to 1,553 litres. Similar to its 5-door sibling the battery-electric estate benefits from a low kerb weight; with only 1,760kg the Astra Sports Tourer Electric is significantly lighter than many of its competitors.


Elsewhere, the Opel Rocks e-Extreme and Rocks Electric KARGO will both be on display, demonstrating a fun-loving approach to quadricycles and goods delivery vehicles. Opel Motorsports will also display the Corsa Rally Electric Designed by Elisa Klinkenberg, at the ADAC booths. The ADAC Opel Electric Rally Cup “powered by GSe” is the world's first electric one-make rally cup and is a prime example of sustainable motorsports.

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