Some dread the thought of having to pack the car before leaving on their family vacation, but Opel is out to prove that it has solutions that’ll make it easier for them.
As always, safety comes first, which is why the German automaker will point out how unsecured luggage can become a “dangerous projectile” in case of emergency braking. This is where the FlexOrganizer package comes in, available at €125 in Germany for the Astra Sports Tourer, Insignia Sports Tourer & Country Tourer as well as the Zafira Tourer.
The system comes with adjustable fastening belts, a useful pouch-like side netting and a water-tight stowage box. Furthermore, the movable FlexFloor trunk floor adds an ergonomic value to the mix.
It enables owners to simply load and unload the Insignia Sports Tourer, and it can even be ordered in either black or brown as well as extended by 40 cm (15 in) while taking on weights of up to 120 kg (264 lbs). Smaller items like kids’ toys can go into something like the Adam’s special trunk box – which comes in three different designs and has a carpet-lining for each of the three separate compartments. Also, notepads, pens, tissues or cosmetics and all be put away in almost all Opel models thanks to a special cup holder insert.
“Our portfolio of clever equipment and accessory features consists of more than 50 product families including our FlexOrganizer packages. They ensure a tidy loading area and also increase safety,” says Peter Christian Kuspert, VP of sales & aftersales. “My personal recommendation for long journeys with children is the FlexConnect adapter, which enables you to attach a tablet to the front headrest so that the kids can enjoy entertainment programs in the back seat.”
In terms of connectivity, Opel offers infotainment solutions such as the FlexDock mounting for smartphones, available on the Adam, Corsa and Zafira Tourer. Aside from the extra convenience, the FlexDoc will also re-charge your smartphone without additional cables.
The FlexConnect adapter is another clever gadget that’s available in most Opels. Together with the iPad or Galaxy tablet holder, both children as well as parents can enjoy a long trip without having to worry about things flying through the air under braking.
Last but not least comes the FlexFix system which allows owners to transport as many as four bikes without requiring any special tools for installation. This patented Opel system costs upwards of €590 for the Adam, Corsa, Meriva, Mokka and Zafira Tourer.