Opel revealed their lineup for the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and it includes the new Zafira Tourer Concept which they claim will take flexibility, comfort and sophistication to the next level. They refer to this car as a ‘lounge on wheels’.
Opel Zafira Tourer Concept features an airy and bright interior executed in high quality and offers highest possible cabin flexibility to meet most needs for space, with a great emphasis on rear passenger seats. The cabin is also generously glazed to invite light, enhance the feeling of wellness and a peaceful openness to the outside world.
So basically they took a Zafira minivan and made it really really comfortable and relaxing!
Also at the Geneva, they unveil the final production version of the Opel Ampera aka Chevy Volt which will launch into European market later on. Here’s more details on Opel’s Geneva lineup:
Opel Ampera production car – e-mobility within drivers’ grasp
Keeping the promises it made in the last years, Opel will continue being a trendsetter with the market introduction of the Ampera by the end of this year. The production model of the Opel Ampera that will debut at the Geneva Motor Show does not deviate from the targets set during the development phase while its bold design remains very close to that of the early concept cars.
The Opel Ampera extended-range electric vehicle will be the first electric car in Europe suitable for everyday driving: it gives drivers the peace of mind that they won’t be stranded due to a flat battery. With its unique electric propulsion system providing lively acceleration and high levels of refinement, the five-door Ampera seats four passengers and offers ample trunk space. It is powered by electricity at all times and speeds. For the first 40 – 80 kilometers, power is supplied by the electricity stored in the 16-kWh, lithium-ion battery. While driving on electricity delivered by the battery, the Ampera moves free of gas and tailpipe-emissions.
Independent research found that about 80 percent of Europeans drive less than 60 kilometers per day, so the Ampera would easily meet their requirements. When the Ampera’s battery runs low, it can be recharged in about four hours at 230V by plugging the vehicle’s on-board charge system into a standard outlet. Because the battery can be recharged quickly, most Amperas are likely to be driven in battery mode all the time. If a longer trip is required, the gasoline-fueled engine/generator can seamlessly extend the total driving range to more than 500 kilometers on a full tank. This range-extending technology makes the Ampera the first practical car with worry-free electric driving. The extremely quiet 111 kW/150 hp electric motor delivers 370 meters torque from a standstill. It accelerates the Ampera from zero to 100 km/h in around nine seconds and enables a maximum speed of 161 km/h.
Opel ecoFLEX family: More efficiency thanks to Start/Stop technology deployment
Opel stands for sustainable and practical mobility without compromising on driving fun. Opel ecoFLEX models enable low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions without skimping on performance or dynamic driving – all at an affordable price.
The new ecoFLEX family displayed in features two major novelties:
* The Corsa 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX now combines its 70 kW/95 hp powertrain with Start/Stop technology, offering combined fuel consumption of 3.5 liters per 100 km and emitting just 94 g/km CO2 .
* Start/Stop technology is also available in the new version of the Opel Astra 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX (70 kW/95 hp). In the 5-door hatchback, it reduces CO2 emissions from 109 to just 104 g/km and combined fuel consumption from 4.1 liters to 3.9 liters per 100 km. While the 5-door hatchback is available with and without the Start/Stop system, the new Sports Tourer 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX has it as standard (fuel consumption 4.1 l/100 km, emissions 109 g/km CO2).
With the deployment of Start/Stop technology all through the model range, Opel has taken another major step towards its goal of lowering fuel consumption and emissions.
Start/Stop technology is now available in the Opel Agila, Corsa and Astra. Before the end of 2011, it will also be offered in the Meriva, Zafira and Insignia.
Starting 2011 – the new face of Opel Antara and Opel Corsa
Starting in the spring of 2011 with accentuated exterior design, new engines, newly tuned chassis and an upgraded interior, the re-designed Opel Antara combines sporty off-road flair with high utility value and urban chic. The fully re-worked engine line-up consists of two new 2.2 CDTI units with 120 kW/163 hp and 135 kW/184 hp, and a new 2.4 ECOTEC gasoline variant with 123 kW/167 hp. All engines meet Euro 5 emissions standards and guarantee improved driving performance with significantly reduced consumption and emissions. The two available transmissions – a six-speed manual and an automatic – have also been completely newly developed. Refinements to the chassis and active safety include improvements to the ABS system and the standard fitting of Hill Start Assist (HSA) which prevents roll-back when driving away on grades.
Following the overhaul of everything under its skin in 2010 – engine line-up, chassis and steering system – the Opel Corsa gets a new wardrobe in 2011. A redesigned face lends it a sportier, expressive look; new exterior colors and interior ambiances as well as a great offer of individualized, sporty versions make it more attractive than ever. The new multimedia infotainment system called “TOUCH & CONNECT” features a color touch screen, full navigation coverage for 28 European countries, Bluetooth, iPod and USB connections at a very competitive price. The 70 kW/95 hp ecoFLEX 1.3 CDTI version now equipped with Start/Stop technology benefits from 8.7% lower fuel consumption in the urban cycle. Overall, it only requires 3.5 liters per 100 km and emits just 94 g/km CO2.