Groupe PSA-owned Opel/Vauxhall says it is continuing to execute the Pace! plan product offensive to meet customer needs and ensure compliance with Europe-wide CO2 guidelines which become effective in 2020.

The future portfolio will ensure a sustainable, successful future for both the company and its dealer network. From early 2019 to the end of 2020, the company will launch eight all-new or refreshed models, investing primarily in high-volume and profitable segments. 

With its Pace! plan, Opel/Vauxhall says it has clearly committed to bringing at least one all-new model onto the market every year. In 2019, it will launch the new generation of the  Corsa and the successor to the British-built Vivaro as LCV and passenger car variants. Additional variants and equipment versions of the Combo will also be on sale, significantly renewing the LCV portfolio. The successor to the hugely-popular Mokka X will follow in 2020 and will play a pivotal role for the strategy to expand the proportion of the company's SUV sales from 25 to 40%by 2021.

Order books for both the all-electric new five-seater Corsa and the Grandland X PHEV, which will be produced in Eisenach, Germany, will be open by the summer of 2019. By the end of 2020, Opel/Vauxhall will have a total of four electrified models on offer and transforming e-car demand from niche to volume. By 2024, there will be an electrified version of every Opel/Vauxhall model. The brands says they "will make highly-interesting solutions, both technically and economically, and will democratise electro-mobility while further improving its combustion engines".

In order to contribute to the CO2 compliance and to focus on high volume segments, the Vauxhall Adam and Viva will not be replaced after the end of their life cycles, but will remain on sale until the end of 2019. With the new portfolio, Opel/Vauxhall says it will continue to cover around 80% of the mainstream market volume in 2020 – with significantly higher efficiency and customer-orientation while simultaneously reducing complexity.

"In a context of drastic CO2 norms, it's our responsibility to shape a sustainable future for our company and our dealers with a highly competitive portfolio for passenger and light commercial vehicles. Opel will offer fun to drive and emotionally designed models including highly competitive light commercial vehicles such as the new Combo and Vivaro. The customers will benefit from the broad introduction of innovative technologies and affordable electrification," said Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller.

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