In July 2018, Opel released an image teasing a fresh concept car that will serve to preview the Rüsselsheim-based brand’s new design language. And now (a year after Opel was purchased by the PSA Group) the automaker has released a short clip and a new photograph showing a little more of the concept, which it has named the Opel GT X Experimental.
The future face of Opel will be “articulated around” what the German brand calls the “Opel Compass”, which it says organises design elements around two “strong axes” that intersect the brand emblem.
Set to be fully revealed later in 2018, the GT X Experimental concept provides what Opel describes as “a first impression of what the future holds” and what its models will look like by the mid-2020s.
“We need to strictly follow our brand values in everything we do. This is valid from the idea right up to the development and implementation of new vehicles and it is a key element of our ‘Pace’ plan. The identity of our brand is our future,” said Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller.
“That is why I charged our design and engineering teams with visualising these values by means of a concept car. The Opel GT X Experimental, which will celebrate its world premiere before the end of the year, is the result.”
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