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2014 Opel Mokka takes All-wheel Drive Car of the Year award for 2nd time
The Opel Mokka was the number one readers’ choice in the Auto Bild Allrad awards, retaining its All-wheel Drive Car of the Year title in the "Off-road vehicle and SUV up to 25,000 Euros" category. The Mokka polled 18.7% oft he vote, putting it clearly ahead of the Škoda Yeti (14.6%) and the Nissan Qashqai (12.4%).
2014 ADAM wins Readers Choice in Mini segment
In the 38th Readers’ Choice Award of the highly respected German auto motor und sport, magazine the ADAM won with 24.2 percent of the votes in the mini car category, defeating the VW Up (23.9%) and the Mini (16.6%).
2014 Opel Zafira Tourer is Most Environmentally Friendly Van 2014
For its outstanding environmental qualities Auto Trend magazine and Ökotrend Environment Institute chose the Zafira Tourer as Most Environmentally Friendly Van 2014.
2013 Opel ADAM wins Connected Car Award for IntelliLink
With the IntelliLink infotainment system, the Opel ADAM is the best connected small car on the market. This was the opinion of the Auto Bild and Computer Bild editorial teams. Major advantage: Opel ADAM's IntelliLink is compatible with both Apple iOS and Android software-operated smartphones and comes for a very attractive price.
2013 Opel Ampera wins eCar Award
In the eCar Awards 2013, more than 13,000 readers of Auto Bild and Auto Test chose the Opel Ampera over 15 competitors as the "best overall concept" for everyday use among the "first evergreens" of electric mobility.
2013 Opel retains Plus X Award for Most Innovative Brand
Opel voted Most Innovative Brand for the third time after 2010 and 2012. Outstanding models and technologies impressing an international jury of experts gained a total of 21 seals of approval for Cascada, ADAM, Mokka and Zafira Tourer. The FlexFix® bicycle carrier system of the ADAM, Cascada and Zafira Tourer BiTurbo voted “Best Product 2013.”
2013 Opel ADAM wins red dot design award
The Opel ADAM is the latest Opel model to receive the highly prestigious red dot Design Award. The 37 member international jury chose the highly original ADAM in the category Automotive & Transport, making it the fourth Opel product to be so honored since 2009.
2012 Opel Astra GTC wins red dot design award
The 30 judges on the red dot award panel praised the Astra GTC for “scoring points with its striking and sporty design” as it became the third Opel model to win one of these prestigious awards since 2009.
2012 Opel Zafira Tourer wins Golden Steering Wheel
For the 37th anniversary of the Golden Steering Wheel awards from the Auto Bild and Bild am Sonntag readers voted the revolutionary Opel Zafira Tourer, the lounge on wheels, winner of the van category. This is the third time the Zafira has won this important award following triumphs in 1999 and 2005.
2011 RAK e
A major step on the path to attainable electric vehicles for younger drivers the Opel RAK e opened a new page in emission free motoring development. An advanced tandem concept that showed a purposeful and practical new way forward, one that could be enjoyed from the age of 16.
2011 AFL wins Euro NCAP Advanced Award
In recognition of the massive safety improvement in dark or bad visibility conditions the European New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) awarded the Opel Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) system an Advanced Award. This is the second NCAP Advanced Award, following the 2010 award for the Opel Eye system.
2010 Opel Movano front & rear wheel drive
A first for Opel, the new Movano offers front or rear wheel drive. It also offers one of the widest range of body variants in class, vans with four vehicle lengths and three heights. State of the art comfort, outstanding operating economy high quality and advanced infotainment and navigation, wide ranging options and equipment, all add up to the perfect range.
2010 GTC Paris
Presented at the Paris Motor Show, this concept is built to express the most emotional side of the Opel brand. The three-door hatch is pure but sporty, simple but expressive and at the same time bold and iconic. Keeping in line with Opel’s DNA, it is an achievable dream car, conceived to showcase an energized brand.
2010 Flextreme GT/E
The Opel Flextreme GT/E concept visualizes the qualities that characterize the re-energized Opel brand: High emotional appeal, efficient environmental performance and expressive design – engineered with German precision.
2010 Meriva: FlexDoors®, FlexRail®
The unique rear-hinged rear doors of the new Meriva make it easier to get into and out of the rear seat. FlexDoors® also provide greater safety, especially for young families. The FlexRail® centre console turns the space between the front seats into a variable storage system.
2008 Insignia: AGR, AFL+, FlexRide, Opel Eye
Insignia is launched with a wide array of innovations. The Opel Eye is a small wide-angle, high-resolution on-board camera reads road signs and lane markings, thus improving driving safety. The FlexRide adaptive suspension system reacts instantly to changing conditions and adapts to driving style. AFL+, the next generation of Adaptive Forward Lighting automatically adjusts to conditions, ensuring safer and more relaxed driving. The ergonomic seats get the AGR seal of approval which is a special distinction for quality given by an independent panel of ergonomics experts and doctors.
2006 Corsa: FlexFix®
The FlexFix® rear carrier system simply slides out from the rear bumper, so it doesn’t take up storage space in your garage or home. Fist featured on the Corsa, later on Insignia, Astra and new Meriva.
2005 Astra GTC: Panoramic roof
The Astra GTC is the first series vehicle available with a panorama windshield extending from the hood to the B pillar. This innovative windshield offers driver and front seat passenger an almost unlimited field of vision and creates a whole new sense of space.
1999 Zafira: Flex7® seating system
Flex7® seating system in the Opel Zafira. Beginning with the Zafira, Opel decides that interior flexibility should be an essential feature in the design of each of its cars.
1995 Full size airbags for front passengers in all carlines
Opel raises safety levels by making full-size airbags for driver and front passenger standard equipment in all carlines.
1989 First European manufacturer with catalyst as standard
Opel is first European manufacturer to offer three-way catalytic converters as standard on all gasoline models, thus helping to reduce noxious exhaust emissions.
1986 Omega: Aerodynamic World champion & DSA suspension
Omega makes its début with the best drag coefficient in its class, at 0.28. It also features a wide range of innovations, including the new active safety chassis that gives it unprecedented stability. The Omega is elected Car of the Year 1987.