General Motors CEO Mary Barra has announced Opel will build a new flagship crossover at their Rüsselsheim plant by the end of the decade.
Little is known about the model but Barra said “This SUV will be the brand’s second flagship alongside the Insignia."
That's not much to go on but previous reports have indicated the company would launch a premium crossover in 2017. The model is internally known as the Monza and will reportedly share engines with the next-generation Insignia.
Besides announcing the new crossover, Barra confirmed plans to investment more than half a billion euros in the Rüsselsheim, Kaiserslautern and Tychy engine and transmission plants. The company says this will provide the "impetus for Opel to move to the next stage of its powertrain offensive with fuel efficient engines and transmissions."
In a statement, Barra said “Opel is of high strategic importance for GM. The product offensive with 27 new models and 17 new engines has enjoyed a very successful start." She added, "These additional investments will help the brand shine again and further strengthen our position in Europe. They are a clear sign of GM’s commitment to Opel, to Germany and to Europe."