The bullish coupe, conceived to sit between the Astra and Insignia, will also sire a new four-seat soft top convertible as part of post bankruptcy financing plans to further extend the Opel line-up and provide General Motors' European subsidiary with a more viable business plan.
“At the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013 we will launch a new coupe and cabriolet,” Reilly told Germany's Auto Strassenverkehr magazine, adding, “They will be all new and positioned between the Astra and Insignia.” Asked whether Opel planned to provide the new door with a historic name such as Calibra, Reilly replied: “We have strong names in our past. And we can imagine resurrecting one or the other”.
As part of parent company, General Motors', plans to further consolidate its worldwide operations, the new BMW 3-series rivalling coupe and convertible are planned to be produced in Germany and exported to North America where they will be sold by Buick likely under the Riviera name.
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