Opel Astra will be produced at home, but with a platform from PSA

Opel Astra will be produced at home, but with a platform from PSA

June 29, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

After the acquisition of Opel concern Peugeot-Citroen has to develop new models in an accelerated mode. Soon the entire line of the once German brand will be updated. Now new details become known.

As soon as PSA acquired Opel from General Motors, it had to work hard to produce new generations of virtually all models. Under the trade agreement, new owners can not expand markets through the old models. Therefore, most cars are transferred to PSA platforms and enter new markets.

 Representatives of Opel have officially confirmed the development of the new Astra, which will borrow the EMP2 platform from the Peugeot 308. The place of production will also change – the new version will be produced at the company’s head plant in German Rüsselsheim.

 Another feature of the model will be versatility. On one conveyor line, classic versions with ICE, Hybrids, and all-electric systems will be assembled.

At the moment, the new version of the Opel Astra can be expected in 2021. More information will be known closer to the date of the premiere.