Opel celebrates 150 years of existence with many premiers at Geneva Motor Show 2012. The German manufacturer brought the 2013 Opel Mokka, its SUV based on the Corsa, the RAD electric bike and the new 2012 Opel Astra OPC.
Opel celebrates 150 years of existence. The German manufacturer could not mark the venerable age without a new range of new models ready to attract a large audience in this year’s edition of the Geneva Motor Show. Russelsheim officials kept in the center of their stand the small 2012 Opel Astra OPC and the new 2013 Opel Mokka, a crossover based on Corsa. As mentioned, we have a new entry also from their first electric bicycle: RAD e!
Geneva Motor Show 2012 Live: 2012 Opel Astra OPC and 2013 Opel Mokka photo gallery
2012 Opel Astra OPC and 2013 Opel Mokka
This year, Opel attacks the hot-hatch compact market segment with the 2012 Opel Astra OPC. A car that promises a great driving experience, since it was developed after 10,000 hours of testing on the Nurburgring. Under the bonnet of this new generation of Astra OPC will be a four-cylinder, 2.0 liters engine, capable of developing 280 horsepower (209 kW / 284 PS) and 400 Nm (295 lb/ft).
Opel uses for the front a HiPerStrut suspension and keeps its FlexRide chassis. The chassis offers three driving modes, Normal, Sport and OPC, the latter being dedicated to a sporty ride and circuit-oriented tracks.
2013 Opel Mokka is the German proposal for a segment highly disputed in Europe: that of small SUVs. Mokka’s inspired by Corsa’s platform and offers both all-wheel drive versions and front wheel drive versions.
2013 Opel Mokka is available with three different engines, two of which are turbocharged. The entry-level unit is an aspirated 1.6i, 115 hp (86 kW / 117 PS), followed by a 1.4 Turbo 130 hp (97 kW / 132 PS) and 200 Nm (147 lb/ft). The top engine is a 1.7-liter CDTI, which develops 140 hp (104 kW / 142 PS) and 300 Nm (221 lb/ft). Both 1.4 and 1.7 liter versions are equipped with six-speed automatic transmissions.
Opel also brings at Geneva Motor Show 2012 a non-motorized proposal, a futuristic bike, which honors the memory of Adam Opel and its efforts to the company’s inception. Dubbed “RAD e”, we are looking at a bike with a futuristic design, electric and able to offer a new concept of urban mobility.
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