The fully electric version of the German hatchback Opel Corsa, which will receive the uncomplicated name eCorsa will be presented in 2020. We would like to note that it is at this point that the automaker plans to introduce a new generation of conventional Corsa.
The press service of the German company Opel confirmed that the forthcoming electrified version of the hatchback Corsa will be called eCorsa. The electric car, which will be built on one of the platforms of the French car group Groupe PSA, will be officially unveiled in 2020, while the regular version of the Corsa model will “see the light” next year. It is known that the new ECorsa will be built at the brand factory in Zaragoza, Spain. Note that last year the French giant Groupe PSA bought the company Opel American concern General Motors.
“The fact that the new generation of the German hatchback Opel Corsa will be built on our platform will reduce the complexity of development and speed up the production process,” official representatives of the French Groupe PSA said in an interview with foreign publications.
The new platform in question is likely to be the CMP, which is also the basis for the French subcompact hatchback Peugeot 208. The electric version of Corsa will be built on a modified version of the platform, called e-CMP. By the way it will also be built 4 electric vehicles – one of which will be a completely electric novelty from the DS, which will be shown at the Paris Motor Show at the end of this year; another will be a new model of Citroen.
We also want to note that the German brand Opel confirmed its intention to introduce an electrified version of each of its models by 2024. The next generation of Corsa will also be the first car to use Opel’s new style of decoration.
Despite moving to the French platform, the current boss of the Groupe PSA said that Opel will definitely retain its identity – “Opel will remain a true German brand”.