Opel To Show “Most Fuel Efficient” Astra Ever, New Corsa, Hybrid Grandland X In Frankfurt

Opel has announced that it will launch the “most fuel-efficient Astra ever” at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, which opens its doors next month.

No specifics have been provided yet, but it will be displayed alongside other variants of the popular compact hatchback and estate, which will be highlighting their visual updates and new PSA-sourced engines.

Also Read: New Opel Astra Will Enter Production In 2021, Electrified Version To Join The Lineup

A special spot will be reserved to the new generation Corsa, which is closely related to the latest Peugeot 208. Like the French supermini, it’s much improved over its predecessor and, for the first time ever, will be available with an electric powertrain in Corsa-e guise. The zero-emissions model will be making its public appearance in Frankfurt too, with a 125 PS (123 hp / 92 kW) electric motor powered by a 50 kWh battery, which allows for a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 8.1 seconds and a 330 km (205 miles) range in the WLTP test cycle.

The company’s first plug-in hybrid, the Grandland X Hybrid4, will be taken to the biggest car event of the fall as well. It features a 1.6-liter petrol engine with two electric motors and a 13.2 kWh lithium-ion battery, has a combined output of 300 PS (296 hp / 221 kW), a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration that takes 6.1 seconds and a 51 km (32 miles) electric range.

Vauxhall’s British-built Vivaro Life, which is already available to order in two grades, the Elite and Edition, with space for up to 9 people, will also be present at the event, while an electric version will launch next year.

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  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Opel has announced that it will launch the “most fuel-efficient Astra ever…No specifics have been provided yet.
    Now does that mean diesel or a petrol/hybrid/full electric or a bicycle with the Astra name?

  • jfalckt

    Hiring a new Astra right now on a visit to the UK, for a base model I’m surprised at just how sparky it is to drive and solidly built the car is. It’s not going to set the world alight with excitement but it feels like a well thought out all rounder.

  • Arct1c

    It’s always made me laugh when car brands say things like “most fuel efficient Astra ever” because isn’t the point of a new model to be an improvement from the last?
    It’s not like they’re gonna say “new Astra – not as great as the one you have now…but it’s okay!”

  • Arct1c

    This has nothing to do with what I said. Screw off.

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