OPC will be no longer the same: Opel plans to revive sub-brand

OPC will be no longer the same: Opel plans to revive sub-brand

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Sports versions will appear on the Mokka-e and Corsa-e models.

Until recently, the Opel brand had a series of “charged” petrol cars United under the OPC sub-brand. Now this series is not used, but in 2022 they want to revive it.

At least, according to the British publication AutoExpress, Vauxhall VXR cars will once again appear on the local market – that’s what Opel OPC was called on the Islands. And it will be electric cars, first the mokka-e crossover, and then the Corsa-e hatchback.

Interestingly, unlike gasoline cars, the power of electric vehicles is not planned to increase. Both models are equipped with a front 136-horsepower electric motor, which, according to engineers, is already quite enough.

Instead, “charged” cars are likely to receive sports-tuned suspension systems, sports seats in the cabin, modified steering, larger-diameter wheels and aerodynamic body kits.

The publication suggests that the new Opel Astra will also receive an OPC version. Now the PSA group, which now owns the Opel brand, is preparing a new all-electric platform for middle-class cars. It will be used to build replacements for the Peugeot 308 and, accordingly, the new Astra.

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