11.10.2018Vauxhall Corsa EV due next year
Vauxhall will offer a pure-electric Corsa from summer 2019, and a PHEV version of the Grandland X SUV at the same time, as the company will have four electrified models on sale by the end of 2020.
European-sister brand Opel has made the announcements as part of planned model updates, and confirmed that by 2024, there will be electrified versions of every Opel/Vauxhall model available.
The push for plug-in models is possible mainly because of a new e-CMP platform, developed for the PSA Group, of which Opel/Vauxhall are now part.
The group - which includes Peugeot, Citroen, and DS Automobiles - has pushed its electric plans forward around the launch of the Paris Motor Show. Models such as the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense will share the same platform in pure-EV form, and both all three French brands have also confirmed PHEVs are in the pipeline.
To help the firm reach its CO2 requirements, slow-selling models such as the Adam, Viva, and Cascada will not be replaced at the end of their lifecycles. More than 120 passenger car models meet the new Euro 6d-Temp emissions requirements too, that come into force from September 2019.