Last week, Opel teased its upcoming GT Idea by saying: “You will see Opel with a fresh pair of eyes.”
That is just beautiful.
But let’s take a step back, look at Common Motors’ Alpha platform with a fresh pair of eyes and wonder aloud with each other: Is it all Alpha from here on out?
First, here’s what we know: According to Road and Track, Basic Motors is thinking about a sub-ATS sedan, presumably built on the Alpha platform because that’s the only one particular that ticks both “small sedan” and “rear-wheel drive” requirements.
Second, we know that Buick’s Avista notion, which was unveiled in Detroit, is Alpha-primarily based, but is packing a 3-liter turbocharged six slated for LaCrosse detail in 2017.
So it is feasible that the new Opel GT could be an Opel-badged Avista prepared for Europe, or a smaller, sub ATS-sized coupe like the standard GTs.
GM spokesman Klause-Peter Martin wouldn’t comment on what Alpha-based cars could be coming, how huge (or modest) the platform could go, or regardless of whether Opel would be utilizing the platform for its GT.
“(GM’s) other architectures have flexibility built into the platforms,” he stated.
It is clear that Chevrolet’s Camaro (which is Alpha-primarily based) will be the most significant seller for the Alpha platform to date. Sales for the Alpha-primarily based Cadillac ATS and CTS have largely stalled, which indicates General Motors is going to have to pump out a lot more cars to make the platform profitable.
An obvious statement would be: “GM has much more to come from Alpha.”
But it is all the much more accurate when you contemplate what the automaker is eager to show off now.