Opel Confirms Full Electric Corsa Supermini For 2020

The next generation of the Opel/Vauxhall Corsa supermini will enter production in 2019, with an all-electric variant to follow in 2020.

The news were confirmed directly from Opel which released a statement saying that the first fully electric Corsa will be produced at PSA’s Zaragoza plant in Spain, alongside the regular Corsa.

The announcement came after PSA reached a new agreement with Zaragoza’s plant unions to reduce costs, opening the way for further investment on the manufacturing site.

“This is an important step forward for the Zaragoza plant and marks the beginning of a new era,” said Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller.

The battery-electric Opel Corsa will be one of the company’s four electrified models the company is planning to launch by 2020. So far we know that the plug-in hybrid version of the Grandland X is also one of the four upcoming electrified models, together with an all-new SUV model.

According to Opel’s latest strategic plan, the company will launch nine new models by 2020 while all of their European cars will get an electrified version by 2024.

Thanks to PSA purchasing Opel from GM back in 2017, the launch of the next generation Opel Corsa was pushed back one year in order for the automaker to redevelop the new supermini model on one of PSA’s vehicle architectures.

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  • KareKakk

    So… if Corsa is a supermini; what is the Adam ranked as then? Hypermini? And the Viva/Karl? Superdupermini?

    • Michael Karkafiris

      In Europe, segment A cars are called mini, segment b cars are superminis, segment c cars are compact and so on… then we have the SUVs which have their own different segments. Look it up

  • James Ferrer

    And I’m here in Brazil dreaming about PSA sell the Opel models in my country. Just that

  • blueharley

    Even the GrandlandX looks like a supermini next to this gigantic director of Opel 🙂
    Please sir, do not pose next to any Opel car, you make them look supertiny…

  • Vassilis

    Please make it pretty and fun like the Fiesta.

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