Tuesday, 2 May 2017

!NEW! Opel Starts Production of Crossland X in Zaragoza

  • Opel CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann drives first Opel Crossland X off production line
  • Opel Crossland X marks another important step in the company’s model offensive
  • First visible result of the cooperation with PSA which started in 2012
  • Next Opel Corsa generation to be built on PSA architecture in Zaragoza from 2019

Ceremony: Around 1,000 employees of the Opel plant in Zaragoza celebrate start of production of the new Opel Crossland X with Opel CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann and members of the media in attendance.

Opel celebrated the official start of production of the new Crossland X in Zaragoza, Spain, today. Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann, Chairman of the Management Board of the Opel Group, drove the first new Opel Crossland X, a white model with black roof, off the production line. "Today is a great day for Opel and the Zaragoza plant. The Crossland X is an important part of our model offensive as we are adding another exciting car to the booming SUV and CUV market. This will support our growth strategy," said Dr. Neumann.

Dr. Neumann also praised the dedication and performance of the whole team at the Zaragoza plant that has once again delivered an excellent production launch and added: “I am sure that the Opel Crossland X will be a big success. It has the right DNA to follow in the footsteps of our Opel Mokka X that really kicked off a success story in the sub-compact SUV segment. The fact that both models are produced here in Zaragoza underlines the importance of the plant for our model offensive.”

Opel Crossland X is the first visible result of the cooperation with PSA that started in 2012. This model and the new Opel Grandland X, the second car developed jointly, show that the teamwork displayed by Opel and PSA results in superb cars.

In future there will also be a cooperation on the development of the next Opel Corsa generation, which will be based on a PSA architecture. As already announced in 2016, the car will roll off the production line in Zaragoza by the end of 2019.

Opel Crossland X combines practicality and generous space with the cool look of an SUV and offers outstanding innovations that make every day driving safer, more comfortable and easier. Full LED headlamps paired with functions such as cornering light, high beam assist and auto levelling, head up display and the 180-degree Panoramic Rear View Camera along with Advanced Park Assist, Forward Collision Alert with pedestrian detection and Automatic Emergency Braking [1],[2], Driver Drowsiness Alert [2], Lane Departure Warning, Speed Sign Recognition and Side Blind Spot Alert are just some examples. The new Crossland X also comes with Opel-typical outstanding connectivity thanks to Opel OnStar as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible IntelliLink infotainment technology including up to 8-inch large color touchscreens.

Opel Crossland X represents a further important step in the biggest product offensive in the history of Opel/Vauxhall. From 2016 through 2020 the company will introduce 29 new models, seven of those in 2017 alone.

Opel has over three decades of history in Spain and is the number one private employer in the autonomous province of Aragon. The Zaragoza plant manufactures three model lines (Corsa, Mokka X and Crossland X) and is the biggest Opel production plant in Europe. To date, today more than 12 million cars have been produced in the plant. Opel has established itself as the leader of the Spanish passenger car market in the first quarter. With more than 25,000 passenger new car registrations in the first three months of 2017 the brand reached a market share of around 8.2 percent in Spain.

[1] Works automatically above 5 km/h and below 85 km/h. From 5 to 30 km/h the deceleration metric to reduce the impact speed of the collision is 0.9g. From 30 to 85 km/h the system brakes to the speed by a maximum of 22 km/h. After this threshold, the driver needs to brake himself to reduce the speed even further.

[2] Forward Collision Alert with pedestrian detection and Automatic Emergency Braking and Driver Drowsiness Alert available from this summer.

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