OPEL Realise New Version and Continue to Test Rally Electric Vehicle
After the 1st half of 2019, the Opel company conquered several European markets with their vehicle sales, exactly Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy. While the TOP 5 models of the market share in Europe are Corsa- 134,404 vehicles sold, Astra, Crossland X, Grandland X and Makka X – 54.201 vehicles were sold. The record profit of around was €700. Opel develops the first battery-electric rally car and prepares New Opel Grandland X PHEV for the realise by the end of 2019.
Grandland X PHEV FWD
The new version of the well-known Opel Grandland X, so again electrified an is coming soon. The SUV is on sale with front-wheel drive, making it more suitable for urban life, in comparison with its close all-wheel-drive brother Grantland X PHEV, which performs better on country roads.
The vehicle comes with a high safety standard. Even the basic configuration of cars from brands that respect their consumers, provide the maximum level of safety for their customers. As a rule, the difference lies in comfort, interior materials, multimedia, additional functions and performances. However, security is always at a high level.
Grandland X PHEV FWD is a small SUV with a 1.6-liter T-engine. The power output is 224hp and up to 360Nm of torque. The hybrid can cover up to 57km in the WLTP cycle, and the electric motor realizes 110hp. The Grandland X Hybrid can accelerate from zero to 100km/h in 8.9 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 225km/h.
Depending on the type of charger and discharge level, the new front-wheel-drive Grandland may require two to 4 hours of charge. Note that the indicators are averaged and may differ from the actual. The mode 3-cable with the 7.4 kW onboard charger is the best unit for the car.
By 2024, all Opel models will be electrified.
Electrification for the Vehicle Rally Underway
Opel Corsa-e is the first battery-electric rally car of the company. At the moment, the testing of the car is in full swing. Two examples of the battery-electric rally car are currently undergoing durability testing at the Dudenhofen Test Centre.
The modern race of automobile manufacturers is aimed at creating a fast and high-performance car exclusively on electric traction. Opel claims that the Rally Corsa-e will meet the high standards set by petrol engines.
Who is the first to be able to implement such a car, and what will be the next step in the pursuit of leadership? Only time will tell.