Opel appears to be scrapping plans for electric Manta

The electric reinterpretation of the Manta planned by Opel for 2025 will allegedly not come onto the market. According to a French media report, Stellantis wants to freeze the project. Plans for an electric successor to the Insignia are also said to have been shelved.

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This is according to a report in L’Automobile Magazine. However, the magazine does not name a specific source for the information. It merely mentions “internal considerations”, according to which Opel should concentrate on a classic model range and not leave this framework. According to the portal’s information, the plans for an electric Insignia of the next generation were also cancelled with this justification.

Under former Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller, it was announced in the summer of 2021 that the Rüsselsheim-based Stellatnis subsidiary intended to launch a particularly emotional electric model by “the middle of the decade” with the Manta-e. This had become apparent after the many positive reactions to the Manta GSe ElektroMOD concept presented in May 2021. Since then, however, the project has largely disappeared from the public eye.

As far as the Insignia is concerned, Opel first confirmed in March 2022 that the successor to the Insignia would only be offered in all-electric form. This was followed in July of the same year by the announcement that the Insignia B (2017 – 2022) would be phased out early at the main plant in Rüsselsheim in 2022. The reason given at the time was that the model was still based on a General Motors platform that could not be electrified. The next generation of the Insignia was not brought forward – Opel therefore does not currently have a mid-size saloon in its range. However, there has already been speculation in the media that one of the four E-series from the Melfi plant will be the Insignia’s successor.

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about „Opel appears to be scrapping plans for electric Manta“
23.01.2024 um 09:13
Another foolish decision by Stellantis, attacking BEVs. How does Stellantis expect to provide the BEVs that Sixt desires for its rental fleet in a Europe and North America, with decisions to cancel so many BEV models? Answer: they can’t. Welcome to the downhill future in the auto industry, just like Toyota.
Stephen Colmar
31.03.2024 um 07:33
Stellantis is a mess! FCA N America is in decline due to gamble of taking Jeep up market while cancelling Dosge sedans without replacement. Opel has a bare bones line up with profits primarily coming from commercial vans. The Company still has no market position for Fiat and Lancia. Carlos Taveras was good for PSA in Europe but seems unable to build a thriving Stellantis

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