German manufacturer Opel and its British sister Vauxhall have committed to no less than eight all-new or refreshed models before 2020, with a focus on growth segments.
Of these eight models, three will be all-new versions of the Corsa light hatch, Vivaro van, and the successor to the Mokka X small crossover, the former two scheduled for launch next year, while the latter will hit the European market in 2020.
We already know the next-gen Corsa will spawn an all-electric variant – part of the company's electrification strategy – the first in four electrified models to be offered by Opel before the end of 2020. Further to that, Opel will have an electrified version of all its models by 2024.
Above: Opel Grandland X
Going by that timeline, we could see a plug-in hybrid or all-electric version of the current-generation Holden Commodore (Opel Insignia) by 2024 should the Lion brand choose to bring it, along with an electrified version of the Astra.
However, given Opel and Vauxhall's recent buyout by France's PSA Group, parent of Peugeot and Citroen, the future of the Astra and Commodore locally remains unclear given Holden's General Motors ownership.
Above: Opel Insignia (Holden Commodore)
All of Opel and Vauxhall's next-generation models will make a switch to PSA platforms, meaning the new Corsa will share underpinnings with the Peugeot 208, while the next Astra will likely have a lot in common with the next-gen Peugeot 308.
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