Date: 4 months ago   Category: Auto

Production Opel Adam, Karl and Cascada will come to the end in 2019


Introduction of the new standard of emissions in Europe led to the fact that car makers on the Continent reconsider the model range. To the middle of the next decade most the companies plan to start the electrified versions of the cars to reduce the general emissions of a brand. It, however, does not mean that all their models will continue the existence.

Here and the new strategy of Opel developed together with its new owner PSA means both electrification, and reduction of a model range. On Wednesday the car maker published information on the plans for the future - for some cars of news are positive that cannot be told about others.

For example, the producer hopes that the attractive Opel Adam hatchback will make the contribution to compliance of a brand to requirements to emissions of CO2, however, according to Opel, it will not be replaced after the termination of life cycle.

Model will be available only until the end of the next year. The car maker sold about 50 000 Adam a year for five-year history that there is a lot of for such company as Opel. And now it is curious what model will replace it if that ever appears.

made the Same decision of Opel concerning two other cars - Karl and Cascada. They will also finish the existence in the 2019th though the first is in the market only three years, and its sales approximately same, as well as Adam. Cascada, less attractive cabriolet, in the best for it managed to reach 2014 nearly 6 000 units of sales.

of Karl which in Great Britain is called Viva is imported from the General Motors plant in Changvona, South Korea. Adam is issued in Eisenach, Germany, and Cascada is made in Gliwice, Poland.

Instead of them, according to the statement of Opel, by 2020 will be started three key models: new subcompact of Corsa, successor Mokka X SUV and new Vivaro van.

of Corsa will go on sale next year with ordinary engines. The full electric version will come in a year though clients will be able to order it next summer. Replacement of the Vivaro van is also planned next year.

the Successor of Mokka X has to be presented in 2020. It will be on sale together with the small Crossland X SUV. Expect that Mokka X will receive new style to distance two models from each other. Opels aspire to that SUVs by 2021 provided 40% of sales, in comparison with present 25 percent.

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