2021 Opel Astra Hatchback Images.
Lohscheller would not animadversion on whether the Astra will chase the 308 in alms a full-electric version.
Opel currently sells full-electric versions of its Corsa baby car and Mokka baby SUV, forth with battery-powered bartering and commuter vans.
The Astra ranked ninth in European sales aftermost year in the compact-car segment, with 70,008 sales, a 48 percent abatement from 2019, according to abstracts from JATO Dynamics bazaar researchers.
The articulation was led by the Volkswagen Golf, with 283,651 sales. Overall sales were 1,723,367, a 22 percent decline, JATO abstracts showed. It was the third-largest articulation in Europe afterwards baby cars at No. 1 and baby SUVs at No. 2.
Opel said in 2019 that the new Astra would be congenital at the brand’s home branch in Ruesselsheim, Germany, starting this year. The accepted Astra is congenital at Opel’s factories in Gliwice, Poland, and Ellesmere Port, England.
Gliwice will about-face to bearing ample vans for Stellantis this year, while the approaching of Ellesmere Port is still the accountable of altercation amid Stellantis and the British government, which is reportedly blame for the aggregation to body electric cars there.
A accommodation depends on the admeasurement of UK government support, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said in March.
Lohscheller declared the talks as “constructive” and said he hoped they would be assured soon. “Hopefully we can blanket this up as bound as possible. I anticipate the eventually the bigger for everybody,” he said.
A approaching full-electric Astra could potentially assignment for Ellesmere Port accustomed that it would apparently be congenital on Stellantis’ advancing e-