Opel Embraces Its Darker Side With More Blacked-Out Special Editions

Black is the new chrome. Just look at all the automakers offering murdered-out trim in place of the usual shiny stuff.

The latest is Opel, which has thoroughly embraced the “black is beautiful” approach for a variety of its models.

The German carmaker recently launched versions of the Crossland X and Grandland X with contrasting black trim. And now it’s done the same with the Astra.

The C-segment hatchback is now being offered with its roof, mirrors, and 17-inch alloys – all painted black. The treatment is offered as a €300 option on the On, Dynamic, Innovation, and Ultimate trim levels

The Astra’s not the only model in the Opel lineup to take the blacked-out approach. The brand, recently acquired from General Motors by the PSA Group, is offering similar treatments on the smaller Corsa hatch and the Mokka X crossover, in addition to the aforementioned Crossland X and Grandland X, and the Adam hatchback that kicked off the trend in Rüsselsheim.

The Mokka X Colour Innovation edition features 18-inch ten-spoke alloys to match its black roof and wing mirrors for €26,375. And the Corsa Colour Edition is offered from €15,045, with 16-inch split-four-spoke alloys, roof, mirrors, and grille, all in black, along with tinted windows, aluminum pedals, and chrome exhaust tips.

With the Insignia offering a similar package, that leaves only the Ampera-e plug-in hybrid, the Cascada convertible, the Karl supermini, and a smattering of vans as having yet to take the blacked-out approach. But at this rate, we wouldn’t expect it to be long before those follow suit as well.

  • Autoexperte

    the only german carmaker which didn´t make exhaust experiments with monkeys

  • blizzy63

    Is this the first of the French PSA influence?

  • Vassilis

    The Astra desperately needs an OPC version.

A BMW M3 E46 Just Sold For $90,000, Will This Become The New Normal?

The BMW M3 E46 is quickly becoming a modern classic and prices are rising.

Commuter On Death Wish Rides Electric Scooter On Texas Highway!

We’ve seen some pretty stupid things captured on cam, but this one probably ranks among the most unreasonable ever.

Vin Diesel Gifted SpeedKore’s Unique 1650 HP Dodge Charger Tantrum For His Birthday

SpeedKore presented its 1650 hp Dodge Charger Tantrum a few years ago at SEMA.

Hear Akrapovic Work Its Magic On 2020 Toyota Supra’s Soundtrack

Made out of titanium, it is lighter, emits a more evocative sound and probably liberates a few extra ponies as well.

2020 Corvette C8: GM Claims It Has Yet To Test Its Top Speed

GM has said the C8 will hit 60 mph in under 3 seconds in Z51 guise, but its v-max is still unknown.

BMW To Invest More On New Mini Crossovers In A Bid To Regain Market Share

Mini is set to offer more SUVs and two-door hatches .

New Ecurie LM69 Reimagines The Classic Jaguar XJ13 Racer For The Road

The unique Jaguar XJ13 will live again through Ecurie’s new LM69 supercar.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Is An A-Class On The Inside As Well

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA features the same interior design as the A-Class premium compact hatch and sedan.

Ford Investing $50 Million In Chicago Plant For Hybrid Production

Ford will shift assembly of the Explorer and Lincoln Aviator hybrids to a new building.

Bugatti Spartacus SUV Looks Like Something Out Of Gotham City

The Spartacus is nothing more than an unofficial rendering of an unlikely Bugatti SUV.