New Opel Frontera Is A Domesticated SUV For The Masses
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by Brad Anderson
1w ago
The name returns, but this Frontera is a stylish, practical SUV with no off-road focus, unlike its predecessors. Available in both mild-hybrid gasoline and fully electric versions, catering to different needs. It will be closely related to the next-gen Citroen C3 Aircross which will be revealed later this year. Opel has released the first official photos of the all-new Frontera, set to succeed the aging Crossland in its lineup. The crossover will be available with both mild hybrid and fully electric powertrains, mirroring the specifications of the upcoming Citroen C3 Aircross twin. It’s ..read more
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Irmscher Wants To Turn Opel Astra Into A Widebody Hot Hatch
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by Thanos Pappas
2w ago
The Opel Astra IRC is presented as a design study Irmscher is considering offering it in limited numbers The target output is 256 hp, most likely from a plug-in hybrid powertrain The Opel Astra is absent from the hot hatch segment since the demise of the OPC division but tuners are trying to correct this injustice. Besides offering a series of upgrades for the entire Astra lineup, Irmscher revealed a design study called Astra IRC with wild motorsport-inspired looks. The company says that the Opel Astra IRC was inspired by the World Rally Championship, even though in our eyes it looks mo ..read more
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New Opel Astra Is The Latest Stellantis Offering To Get Mild-Hybrid Power
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by Thanos Pappas
3w ago
The Opel Astra is a well-known nameplate in Europe and one of the chief rivals of the ever-popular VW Golf. As such, Stellantis is keeping it up-to-date with the addition of a mild-hybrid powertrain, expanding the compact model’s lineup alongside the existing gasoline, plug-in hybrid, and fully electric options. Both the hatchback and estate (Sports Tourer) bodystyles of the Astra feature the the widely-used turbocharged 1.2-liter engine, recently enhanced with a 48-volt system. According to the company, the addition of mild-hybrid technology reduces CO2 emissions and fuel consumption by 14 ..read more
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Opel Frontera And Grandland SUVs Hide In Plain Sight, Coming Soon With Fully Electric Options
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by Thanos Pappas
1M ago
Opel published a press release highlighting its wide range of fully electric offerings, but the most intriguing part was the two covered models in the background. These are the upcoming Frontera and next-generation Grandland SUVs, which are coming soon offering both combustion and fully electric powertrain options. Opel’s existing fully electric lineup includes the Rocks, Corsa, Mokka, Astra, Astra Sports Tourer, Combo, and Zafira passenger vehicles, as well as the Combo Cargo, Vivaro, and Movano LCVs. The obvious gap in the sub-compact and compact SUV segments will soon be filled by the Fro ..read more
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Opel Mokka Spy Shots Show ICE Power Still Has A Role Post-Facelift
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by Chris Chilton
1M ago
The Opel Mokka is one of those crossovers that doesn’t seem to get a ton of coverage but does have a reasonably steady stream of buyers happy to take one home. Though it only ranked 29th in last year’s list of Europe’s biggest sellers, it was the 10th best-selling car in the UK (where it wears Vauxhall branding) during 2023. And maybe Opel is happy with those positions because it doesn’t appear to have any drastic visual changes planned for the facelift. Our first sighting of the revised car shows a prototype whose profile and rear end look identical to the car currently on sale. The Opel an ..read more
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Opel Corsa Gains Sporty Bits, Lowered Suspension, And More Power By Irmscher
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by Thanos Pappas
2M ago
Hot hatches are nearly extinct from the supermini segment and things won’t get better at least until the new generation of EVs takes over. Thankfully, tuners are here to fill that gap by spicing up popular models that don’t include a sporty version in their range. A fitting example is Irmscher’s kit for the Opel Corsa, which includes a series of visual, chassis, and performance upgrades. Irmscher already offered a tuning package for the Opel Corsa F, but this has now been renewed to be compatible with the recently facelifted version. Starting with the exterior, the bumper extensions and the ..read more
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EV Range Vs. The Cold: Chinese Model Slays Tesla, Toyota & VW In Winter Test
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by Sebastien Bell
2M ago
It’s a well-known fact that colder temperatures can reduce the driving range of electric vehicles. However, a recent test in Norway revealed a winter efficiency champion: China’s Human Horizons HiPhi Z. Not only did it minimize winter weather range losses to just 5.9%, but it also outperformed all competitors in actual winter range. The Human Horizons HiPhi Z joined a lineup of 23 electric vehicles for an extensive driving test conducted by the Norwegian Automobile Federation (NAF) and the local automotive outlet, Motor magazine. This challenging winter range assessment unfolded at the end o ..read more
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Opel Frontera To Return As An Electric SUV This Year
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by Brad Anderson
3M ago
Opel has announced the Frontera nameplate will make a return on an all-new SUV model that will be presented later this year and sold as a battery-electric vehicle. The European carmaker first used the Frontera nameplate from 1991-1998 for an SUV based on the Isuzu Wizard. After production of the first-gen model ended, Opel started manufacturing the second-gen model, known as the Frontera B. It was axed in 2004 and the third-generation model is shaping up to be very different than its predecessors and will serve as a replacement for the outgoing Crossland. Just two teaser images of the new mo ..read more
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2025 Opel Grandland Hides Its Vizor Face In Winter Test
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by Chris Chilton
3M ago
Europe’s compact crossover market gets a big boost this year with the arrival of some fresh electrified metal. Ford has already previewed its Explorer and Peugeot has pulled the covers off its e-3008, both of which will start filtering through to showrooms during 2024. And arriving soon after the Peugeot, is the e-3008’s Opel (Vauxhall for UK buyers) cousin, the Grandland. The Grandland rides on the same Stellantis STLA Medium platform as the Pug, and it’ll get the same electric powertrain lineup, too. So while Opel hasn’t revealed specs yet, we already know that the e-3008 starts off with a ..read more
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Sixt Agrees To Buy 250,000 Vehicles From Stellantis By 2026
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by Brad Anderson
3M ago
Stellantis has inked a multi-billion euro agreement with Sixt that will see the rental car giant buy up to 250,000 vehicles from the carmaker for its European and North American fleets over the next three years. The news comes shortly after rival Hertz dropped a bombshell revealing it will sell approximately 20,000 EVs and switch to combustion-powered vehicles instead. Sixt has not made any bold proclamations about how many EVs it will buy from Stellantis, simply confirming that it will purchase a “full range of propulsion types, including battery-electric vehicles.” Vehicles will be supplie ..read more
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