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Opel GSe: electrified sports cars to come

Opel officially presents its new GSe sub-brand, which will be responsible for producing sporty and electric models across the entire range.

Opel and Vauxhall go all-electric. Like some of their peers, they have just announced the launch of a new sub-brand dedicated to electrified performance, which therefore takes the name of GSe. Opel had already widely hinted that this name and direction was taken for the future when presenting the concept car Opel Manta GSe Electromotor. 100% electric, the sporty look and already the name GSethe manufacturer officially materializes.

Sport is good for the planet

The German car manufacturer, belonging to the Stellantis group, asserts that GSe stands for Grand Sport Electric and that models adorned with this special badge will benefit from a sportier aesthetic while receiving upgrades on their frame. Moreover, powertrains more electrified powerful only on non-GSe badged models will be used.

« GSe will offer sporty handling and appearance combined with the performance and accountability of electrified powertrains Vauxhall acting chief executive James Taylor described in a press release. ” Taking its place at the top of the newly streamlined range, the GSe name is both a nod to the sporty GSi models of our heritage and a complement to the GS versions of our current range. Opel/Vauxhall is committed to electrify its range and GSe

shows that performance and driving pleasure will be part of our electric future. »

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The hybrid is not forgotten with the GSe

Opel and its British counterpart Vauxhall currently manufacture the Stroke-e, Mokka-e, Combo Life Electric and Vivaro Life Electric. Their range of electric vehicles will soon expand with the launch of theElectric Astra (cousin of the newly presented Peugeot e-308) and the‘Astra Sports Tourer electricas it seeks to offer an electrified version of each model by 2024. Eventually, the manufacturer wants to sell only fully electric vehicles from 2028. Currently, plug-in hybrid models are already available with the Astra models, Astra Sports Tourer and Grandland.

The GSe sub-brand will fill the void left by Opel’s former OPC performance sub-brand. The automaker hasn’t said which model will be the first to get the new GSe treatment, but the Astra and Astra Sports Tourer appear to be in a good position and could get more powerful plug-in hybrid powertrains with more than 300 hp.

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