Opel was born in Germany and introduced the first fully produced car in 1902, although they had been making cars since 1899, when they produced 11 automobiles. Since then, the brand has come a long way and even entered high-level racing, where it has achieved good results. Today it has a wide range of both new and second-hand vehicles, including hybrids and 100% electric cars, which are becoming increasingly popular.
Interested in finding a used Opel? There are popular models such as the Astra, the compact Corsa or the recent Mokka-E, which is fully electric. Our Opels are fully checked and can be delivered anywhere on the peninsula.
Some of the brand's most popular models:
Opel Corsa is the entry-level model. It has been a great success in our country, reaching almost 11500 units sold in 2017 during the first 5 months. This compact Opel vehicle will make city driving and parking easier thanks to its size.
Inside the Corsa we find a cosy interior, with plenty of legroom in both the front and rear seats. The boot capacity is sufficient for normal use and the driving position feels relaxed and suitable for city driving. On the dashboard there are the basic options and a generously sized colour screen for this segment. The steering wheel has controls so we don't have to take our attention away from the road, which means we can also control the volume and the reception of calls thanks to its Bluetooth compatibility with Apple and Android phones.
Among the cars on sale there are options for all tastes, including an all-electric Corsa-E. We can choose from a 1.4-litre 75 hp or 90 hp 3 or 5-door; the top of the range offers up to 150 hp, while in the intermediate options we can find 100 hp or even 136 hp of the electric version.
When it comes to choosing a model we find the Selective as a balanced option, being the Ultimate the one that offers the most extras at a much higher price. In the end it will depend on finding an option that suits our needs and pocket, especially if we look in the second hand market.
Opel Astra is the brand's compact car to which they have devoted a lot of care and attention, something that can be noted in the latest facelifts such as the one coming in 2022. It comes with both petrol and diesel engines and plug-in options for those looking for a hybrid or electric vehicle.
The new Astra has undergone a major design transformation, which is noticeable from the outside, both at the front and at the rear of the car. The headlamps are now slimmer and more stylish, with new LED lighting. Inside, there is ample space, modern design with straight lines and a boot that has a capacity of 422 litres, which is sufficient for everyday use and similar to what we can find in other brands of this segment.
In terms of engines, we have several options in diesel with up to 130 hp, petrol with 110 or 130 hp and hybrids with 180 or 225 hp engines; with 6-speed manual front-wheel drive or 8-speed automatic. Any preference?
In the most complete versions, the interior is clean and fully digital with a horizontally extended dashboard. Manual controls have all but disappeared in favour of digital ones, although the climate control is still available manually, which is more intuitive to use while driving.
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Mokka is Opel's entry in the highly competitive compact urban SUV segment, a family car with a high chassis and all-terrain aesthetics. It has been in production since 2012 and the latest generation is from 2020; it has become very popular and it is not uncommon to see one on the street.
Inside, there is a digital instrument panel that extends to a 7-inch or 10-inch infotainment screen, depending on the version chosen. This vehicle is compatible with Apple Car and Android Auto, as well as voice control. One of the characteristics of a SUV is usually its large boot, in this case we have 350 litres, somewhat smaller than competitors like the Seat Arona and its 400 litres, but enough to not be an impediment if you like the model.
LED headlights are standard, but optional extras include matrix headlights, rear camera, parking assist and adaptive cruise control.
It is powered by a 110 hp 1.5 diesel and 100 or 130 hp 1.2 petrol. The electric version, called the Mokka-E, has 136 hp and a range of up to 322 kilometres.
Alternatives to this vehicle could be the Ford Puma, Nissan Juke, Renault Captur or Seat Arona. Opel Mokka seeks its difference in what we feel like a higher driving position.
If you're looking for an SUV with the soul of an MPV, you'll want to take a look at the Opel Crossland. Its size puts it among the larger crossovers, so the interior space is ample and the boot has a luggage compartment for all situations.
Under the bonnet is a 1.5-litre diesel with 110 hp manual or 135 hp with automatic transmission. The petrol option is a 1.2-litre engine with 110 or 130 hp.
Among the features of this model are options that are more typical of an MPV, but which we find quite practical. Not only can the rear seats be reclined, considerably increasing the boot space, but they can also be slid forward. Sliding the seats forward increases the boot from 410 to 520 litres.
Its traction control features different driving styles, whether you're driving on sandy or snowy terrain. It tries to bring us closer to the soul of an off-roader, although it doesn't include an all-wheel drive option.
As competitors we could find the Seat Ateca, Kia Sportage or Volkswagen T-Roc, in case you are interested in comparing in our dealership before deciding.