According to a fresh report from Autocar, the German-British duo of Opel and Vauxhall will launch two crossovers and one SUV before 2020. The report suggests that one of the crossovers will be sub-compact and the other would be mid-size.
The Vauxhall Meriva will be replaced by the aforementioned new sub-compact crossover which expected to share its platform with the Peugeot 2008 replacement, as per the report. It would go on sale next year itself. The bigger, mid-size crossover arriving in 2017 would share its platform with the next-gen Peugeot 3008, and will replace the Opel Zafira/Vauxhall Zafira. The Opel Zafira Tourer/Vauxhall Zafira Tourer will continue with its premium MPV duties though.
Both crossovers will be slotted between the Opel Astra/Vauxhall Astra and Opel Insignia/Vauxhall Insignia. The SUV will be the range-topping model, with seven seats and probably D-segment positioning. Citing insiders, the report suggests that the Opel/Vauxhall SUV will be a value for money product. The flagship SUV would have a coupe-esque styling and arrive in 2019.
As for the flagship saloon, the Opel Insignia/Vauxhall Insignia, its second generation would be be based on the ninth-gen Chevrolet Malibu’s E2XX platform. The 2017 Opel Insignia will reportedly be 15 cm longer and have around 10 cm longer wheelbase. The weight though, will reduce by 200 kg, as per a report.