Vauxhall is to totally renovate a product range, introducing 8 all-new or updated models by 2020.
The product modernise also brings with it a large foundation push: Vauxhall says that 4 entirely electric or hybrid cars will be accessible to buy from 2020, while each automobile in a operation will offer an electrified various by 2024.
Two of a many poignant all-new launches will occur in 2019, when a Corsa supermini and Vivaro outpost make their debuts. As partial of a brand’s position within a PSA group, a subsequent Corsa will float on a Common Modular Platform (CMP), that will also underpin a subsequent Peugeot 208. A entirely electric chronicle will arrive in a same year, with sequence books opening in a summer of 2019.
Both a blurb and newcomer versions of a Vivaro outpost will seem during a identical time. PSA announced in Apr 2018 that a subsequent Vivaro would be built during a Luton plant, that safeguards a jobs of around 1,400 workers.
2019 will also see a operation of a Grandland X enhance to embody a plug-in hybrid variant. Sharing a height with a Peugeot 3008, a Grandland X will share that car’s PHEV drivetrain. That means it’ll get a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol with an electric motor, for a total 296bhp, a circa 6.5-second 0-62mph time and an electric-only operation of around 30 miles.
Vauxhall aims to boost a suit of a SUV sales from 25 to 40 per cent by 2021. The deputy for a Mokka X will play a large partial in this, and is due to go on sale in 2020.
In an try to slim a operation down, dual of a brand’s smallest cars will tumble by a wayside. Vauxhall has no skeleton to reinstate possibly a Adam or a Viva city cars, and skeleton to proviso both models out by a finish of 2019.
However, a Viva’s height won’t be going totally to waste: Vietnamese association VinFast, that suggested sum of a Sedan and SUV during a 2018 Paris Motor Show, will use a height to underpin a fully-electric tiny car.
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