Rüsselsheimer want to put their electric cars forward at the show
May 26, 2023 almost 7:05 p.m
Stellantis includes a total of 14 brands, and yet only one of them, Opel, will participate in IAA Mobility 2023 in Munich (5 to 10 September). A spokesperson for the group has now confirmed this to Automobilwoche.
For car manufacturers, the deadline to register for the IAA was the end of February. However, even after the official deadline, the organizer would still be willing to include another Stellantis brand in the line-up of trade shows.
When you consider how many European-oriented brands Stellantis brings together under its roof – Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Citroën, DS, Fiat, Lancia, Maserati, Opel, Peugeot and Vauxhall – that’s a bit weak, but maybe it just shows the importance that European car shows are now in the industry.
As a German manufacturer, Opel must be there somehow. And the Rüsselsheimers want to bring their electric cars to Munich. Among other things, the Astra Sports Tourer Electric and Corsa Electric will be shown. The other vehicle “remains a mystery,” a spokesperson told Automotive News Europe.
The first press preview of the refreshed Corsa took place on May 24. The upgraded Electric variant replaces the previous Corsa-e. The base model is good for 136 hp and a WLTP range of 357 km. A version with 156 hp and a range of 402 km will follow later.
The Astra Sports Tourer Electric (which you can also see in the gallery below) was presented at the end of 2022. It has an electric motor driving the front wheels. It has 156 hp and its 54 kWh battery allows a WLTP range of 416 km. It can also be charged up to 100 kW.
The Mokka Electric is also part of Opel’s electric fleet. It has the same battery as the Astra Sports Tourer Electric and has a range of 405 km. Here, the 156 hp electric motor also drives the front wheels.
In 2021, the first IAA Migration took place in a new location in Munich, after the lights were turned off in the traditional location in Frankfurt in 2019 after 68 years.
This year, once again, electric cars are the focus. Volkswagen, for example, has already teased that it wants to release the ID.7 GTX Sport Sedan.
Photo gallery: Opel Astra Electric (2023) and Opel Astra Sports Tourer Electric (2023)