Opel is a German automobile manufacturer founded in 1863 by Adam Opel. With a long and rich heritage in car production, this company has been a mainstay in the auto industry. Today, Opel offers a wide range of vehicles that appeal to a variety of customers.
Opel is a French automaker Groupe PSA subsidiary headquartered in Rüsselsheim, Germany. Opel also sells vehicles in over 60 European, South African, and Middle Eastern markets.
The company holds several records, such as the world's smallest car, the 1962 Opel Kadett, and the record for fastest production four-door saloon and estate cars, set by the 1985–86 Opel Senator models.
In 2018, over 1.4 million Opel vehicles were sold worldwide, making the company one of the leading international car brands.
The current lineup of Opel cars includes models such as the Corsa, Astra, Meriva, Insignia, and the Mokka X. Opel also produces crossovers and sports cars, including the Crossland, Grandland, and Insignia Grand Sport.
Opel has a long and successful history in motorsports. The company's most notable successes include winning the 1972 European Rally Championship, and the 1st place finish in the 2000 A1 Grand Prix.
Opel also offers an extensive selection of commercial vehicles, including light commercial vehicles, vans, and mid-size vans.
Opel was the first manufacturer to introduce a turbocharged diesel engine in 1977, and they have continued to innovate in green technologies. The company has a range of electric and hybrid vehicles, such as the Ampera-e, and diesel, petrol, and CNG-powered cars.
In 2017, the Opel Karl Rocks was unveiled as the first subcompact crossover in the Opel lineup. This car was designed to combine the best of the city car and the crossover SUV, offering a powerful and efficient drive.
The company has also made a point of focusing on driver assistance technology in their cars. Opel cars are well-known for their top-of-the-line safety features, such as Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning.
Opel has a wide variety of performance cars, such as the Insignia OPC, which can reach a top speed of 155 mph. The vehicle features a turbocharged 2.8-liter V6 engine with 8-speed automatic transmission.