Opel has confirmed that the upcoming electric Corsa is referred to as "eCorsa". The car, which is based on a PSA platform, is expected to hit the market in 2020, with the Corsa with combustion engine coming next year.
The eCorsa will be built in Zaragoza, Spain, and will be the first car Opel and Vauxhall are being built on a PSA platform since the French giant bought both brands from General Motors last year.
"Aligning architecture and powertrain families will significantly reduce development and production complexity, enabling economies of scale and synergies that contribute to overall profitability," Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller said last year after AutoExpress .
The platform will be the PSA-CMP platform Also underlines the Peugeot 208. The electric version of the Corsa is being built on a variant of the platform called e-CMP, which supports four electric cars will arrive before 2021. One will be an all-electric DS which will be shown later this year at the Paris Motor Show; another becomes a product of Citroen while the replacement for the current Peugeot 208 also becomes electric.
Despite moving to French platforms, PSA boss Carlos Tavares has emphasized that Opel and Vauxhall will retain their individual identities. "There is a clear brand positioning," said the board. "Opel will stay German and Vauxhall will remain Brit."
Opel / Vauxhall has reaffirmed its intention to introduce an electrified variant of each model in its model range alongside the four upcoming electric vehicles 2024.
] Source: AutoExpress
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