Opel to Attend 2023 IAA Munich Show

German Brand Displays EVs at Show

Stellantis manages a portfolio of14 car marques, with only Opel being chosen for attendance at this year’s IAA Mobility gathering in Munich, Germany, in September. A spokesperson for Stellantis verified the news to the German publication Automobilwoche.

The expiration date for enrolling a motorcar firm to partake in the IAA Mobility demonstrate concluded at the end of February. Despite this, the controller still allowed another Stellantis mark after the timeline had passed away.

Running an array of European-based automotive brands, the Stellantis conglomerate is composed of Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Citroën, DS, Fiat, Lancia, Maserati, Opel, Peugeot, and Vauxhall.

Opel will be bringing several electric vehicles to IAA Mobility, including the Astra Sports Tourer Electric and Corsa Electric. What’s more, a spokesperson for the company has revealed that there is a third vehicle in the mix, but they are keeping it a surprise for now. “The third one remains a surprise for now,” the spokesperson told Automotive News Europe.

The refreshed Corsa was unveiled to the public on May 24. The Electric variation has superseded the previous iteration of the Corsa-e. The base model is equipped with 136 horsepower and is capable of a 222-mile range according to the WLTP testing cycle. Furthermore, Opel are introducing another model which boasts 156 bhp, 192 lb-ft of torque, and an amazing 250 miles of mileage when on charge.

The all-new Astra Sports Tourer Electric made its debut during late 2022. It has a single electric motor powering the front wheels, granting it 156 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque. The battery features a total gross capacity of 54 kW hour and out of that, 51 kWh is usable. The WLTP testing resulted in an impressive driving range of up to 258 miles. Additionally fast charging of 100 kW DC is also possible.

Opel’s selection of EVs also boasts the Mokka Electric. It is powered by a shared battery that allows it to achieve an incredible 252 miles in range. This vehicle is outfitted with a electric motor producing an impressive 156 hp and a remarkable 192 lb-ft, providing forward momentum through the front wheels.

The 2021 edition of the IAA Mobility, formerly held in Frankfurt, will take place in Munich. This change in location is a recently-made decision that alters this popular automotive exposition.

It looks like electrical vehicles (EVs) are going to take center stage at this year’s showcase. Volkswagen (VW) are hinting towards the arrival of their ID.7 GTX sedan which will be launched during the event. The sneak preview gives us a look at its gloss black trim exterior as well as a contrast in the stitchwork of the interior upholstery. This model is scheduled to make its way to US markets in 2024.

Source: Automobil Woche via Automotive News Europe

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