Opel Grandland, the electric heir will be? produced in Eisenach in 2024


Opel is pursuing its electrification plan that will lead it to the future. to be an electric-only brand in Europe in 2028. As part of this strategy, 130 million euros will be invested in the plant in Eisenach, Germany, to go on to produce the electric successor of Opel Granland. The start of production of the new electric model was expected for the second half; from 2024.


The car manufacturer did not want to provide particular details on this model which will be used in the future. very important for its electrification plan. However, he did know that the electric successor of Opel Grandland will be in the future. its first model to have the STLA Medium platform of the Stellantis Group.

This is a very interesting detail. As we know, this platform makes it possible to integrate one or two electric motors. Even more; importantly, Stellantis had underlined that its models developed on this platform will be able to have a range of up to 700 km.

The current Opel Grandland, we recall, it is proposed with endothermic engines and also in Plug-in versions. Therefore, the future of this model is; in the name of electric even if you can't; exclude that the brand may decide to continue to offer for a while longer also the endothermic versions (also electrified).

Since this new electric SUV will arrive in the UK, it will be available on the market. in 2024, it is; further information may emerge in the coming months. The Eisenach plant which will be built adequate for the production of the new model, is located in the state of Thuringia in central Germany. In 2022 it celebrated its 30th anniversary with an event to also celebrate the milestone of 3.7 million vehicles produced.

The investment of 130 million euros is functional to the achievement of the objectives of the Dare Forward 2030 plan of the Stellantis Group which envisages, among other things, 100% coverage of the sales mix with BEV vehicles in Europe and 50% with cars and commercial vehicles light commercial BEVs in the United States by the end of the decade. Florian Huettl, CEO of Opel, commented:

For 31 years, we have been building high-quality vehicles here in Thuringia. and we have constantly improved our competitiveness. We will continue on this clearly traced path with the electric successor to the Opel Grandland. This decision is made by us. another important step that Opel takes towards achieving the goal of becoming a full-electric brand in Europe by 2028.


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