CEO Lohscheller opens Opel Stand at the Brussels motor show

9.1.2020 Rüsselsheim/Brussels. CEO Michael Lohscheller has today, the Opel Stand at the auto salon in Brussels (9. to 19. January) opened.

For the first time, the German manufacturer is showing its new flagship to the Public: The Opel Insignia celebrates world premiere as the sporty GSi, elegant, Grand sports and more spacious Sports Tourer. In Parallel, Opel presents its electrified models from the first Plug-in Hybrid of the brand to the pure battery-electric rally car.

The space-saver Opel Zafira Life Combo and Life are also exhibited in Brussels. The best-selling Astra and Corsa round as brand-new models with economical drives, the Portfolio of Opel.

At the state opening Lohscheller said: “Opel faces the challenge of stringent CO2 targets with the most efficient model range in its history. Opel is electric – the Grand country X Plug-in Hybrid, the Corsa-e, and soon, with the Vivaro-e. To do this, we offer particularly economical internal-combustion engines in the new Insignia, Astra and Corsa. So, we will comply with the CO2 requirements.“


  • The new Opel Insignia: a more Efficient, dynamic, secure
  • The Opel electric Offensive: Grand country X to Corsa-e Rally
  • Awarded: The new Opel Corsa is the “Best Buy Car of Europe 2020”
  • Up to 21 percent less CO2: The most efficient Opel Astra ever

The new Opel Insignia: a more Efficient, dynamic, secure

Opel Insignia (Photo: Opel Automobile GmbH)

The flagship of Rüsselsheim makes its debut with a completely newly developed, extra-efficient petrol and diesel engines. In addition, new low-friction transmissions to reduce fuel consumption and increase driving comfort.

The customer gets either six-speed manual transmission, a particularly fuel-efficient continuously variable automatic, as well as Eight – and nine-speed automatic transmission. This includes active, full-surface grill shutters, so-called Aero-Shutter in the Front-of-the-Wind aerodynamics of the new Insignia. In comparison to the previous model, the fuel consumption is reduced by up to 18 percent, according to NEFZ1. The combined CO2 emissions are reduced to around 100 grams per km (according to NEDC). Thus, the new Insignia is one of the most efficient and most economical models in its Segment.

With its fresh Design, it is in the future, still elegant, still powerful on the road. The extra slim-designed headlights with pioneering LED technology are particularly useful. The new adaptive IntelliLux® LED Pixel light now has 84 LEDs per headlight! For Insignia-driver, this means that: The headlight to respond faster and with greater precision than previously, so that the visibility is further improved. Stage bright and quick as a flash, without moving to hide or oncoming road users. With this new IntelliLux® LED Pixel light generation, the Opel flagship, the solitary peak in its Segment.

The Opel electric Offensive: Grand country X to Corsa-e Rally


Opel Corsa-e Rally (photo: Opel Automobile GmbH)


With the Grand country X Opel shows the first Plug-in Hybrid of the brand. The SUV starts this year in the market – either as a front-wheel drive or electric all-wheel drive. So, the pure battery-electric Corsa e rolls out 2020 to the customer. Sporty, efficient, suitable for everyday use with an electric range of 337 kilometres, according to WLTP2. So at the Start of the new Corsa e Rally. The first purely battery-electric rally car of a manufacturer’s completed on schedule, the endurance tests and will be in the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup starting in the summer of 2020 ready to use.

Awarded: The new Opel Corsa is the “Best Buy Car of Europe 2020”

Opel Corsa GS Line (photo: Opel Automobile GmbH)

With Corsa “number 6” driving for Opel in the future. Because of the recent small-car-Generation is, for the first time as a pure battery-electric variant available for all. With classical internal combustion engines of the new Corsa a more efficient, more modern and dynamic than ever, shows. For the new 4,06 meters long five-door model economical petrol and diesel engines are available in power levels 55 kW/75 HP to 96 kW/130 HP (fuel consumption according to NEDC: urban 5.5-3.7 l/100 km, extra-urban 4,2-2,9 l/100 km, combined 4,7-3,2 l/100 km, 106-85 g/km of CO2; fuel consumption under the WLTP, combined: 6,2-4.0 l/100 km, 140-105 g/km CO2). To the Newcomer, with state-of-the-art assistance and Infotainment convinced systems to an outstanding price-performance-ratio. A real Highlight is the adaptive anti-glare IntelliLux® LED Matrix light, the Opel cars are also offered for the first time in the small segment.

Up to 21 percent less CO2: The most efficient Opel Astra ever

Opel Astra (Photo: Opel Automobile GmbH)

The New one is the most efficient Astra ever, with up to 21 percent less CO2 emissions than the previous model. Five of the seven offered drive combinations below the magic 100 gram mark in CO2 even offer emissions per driven km (according to NEDC). With a completely new engine generation and the newly developed Transmissions, the Opel Astra sets new standards in terms of low emissions and runs to the top of the compact class. To lower fuel consumption and high comfort with a new continuously variable automatic transmission, as well as a soft carry switching, friction-reduced Nine-speed automatic.

In addition, it has paid to the intensive development work in the wind tunnel: With a cw value of 0.26, the Astra Sports Tourer is one of the suits with the lowest air resistance of any value whatsoever; the five-door model with the same cw-value is the class of the hatchback Compact. Thus, the new Astra is one of the most aerodynamic vehicles on the market.

[1] The indicated – preliminary – consumption and CO2-emission values were determined in accordance with the prescribed WLTP-measurement procedures (Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure) and in the NEDC-values recalculated to ensure comparability with other vehicles, according to regulation (EC) no 715/2007, regulation (EU) no 2017/1153 and regulation (EU) no 2017/1151.

[2] The indicated – preliminary – consumption and CO2 emissions values according to the since 1. September 2018 in respect of a prescribed – WLTP-measurement procedures (Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure) according to regulation (EC) no 715/2007 and regulation (EU) no 2017/1151 determined. These values are in addition to the previously mentioned official fuel consumption and CO2 emissions (according to NEDC) and are not to be confused with these. Due to the more realistic conditions of the test, the WLTP measured fuel consumption and CO2 emission values are in many cases higher than the NEDC measured.

CEO Lohscheller opens Opel Stand at the Brussels motor show (photo: Opel Automobile GmbH)

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