Rüsselsheim/Frankfurt. OpelConnect is launched. In future, Opel drivers will be well connected and protected with the new service. Thanks to live navigation with online traffic information, breakdown call and remote control via app, they will also feel more relaxed. In addition, the OpelConnect services and more information can be accessed via the colour touchscreen of the in-car infotainment system (compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) or via smartphone with the myOpel app. Visitors to the IAA have the first chance to find out more about the new services.
Customers can already equip their new car with OpelConnect for prices starting at €300 (RRP incl. VAT in Germany). The system is available for Opel models from new Corsa, Crossland X and Grandland X, to Combo Life, Combo Cargo, Zafira Life and Vivaro. OpelConnect is standard on Opel cars with Multimedia Navi and Multimedia Navi Pro infotainment systems, and on the new Corsa-e and the Grandland X Hybrid4 (fuel consumption: WLTP 1.4-1.3 l/100km, 32-29 g/km CO2; NEDC 1.5 l/100km, 35-34 g/km CO2. All values weighted, combined and preliminary).
Peace of mind: immediate help and optimum status overview
If the airbags or seatbelt tensioners are deployed in an accident, an emergency call is made automatically to the local Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). If no answer is received from the vehicle the PSAP sends details of the accident to the rescue services, including the time of incident, the position of the crashed vehicle and the direction of travel.
An emergency call can also be triggered manually by pushing the red SOS button in the ceiling above the mirror for more than two seconds.
A breakdown call connects the driver with the Opel mobility service. Important information such as location and diagnosis data, the time of the breakdown, water and oil temperatures and maintenance alerts can be sent automatically, if the customer wishes.
Drivers can get information about their car via the myOpel app and Vehicle Status & Information service. The available data includes mileage, average fuel consumption, service intervals and refills, and also a reminder if a scheduled service is approaching. In addition to the owner, the Opel partner is also informed about service intervals and other offers, so that an appointment can be arranged.
Comfortable: remote control of vehicle functions
Functions such as door locking/unlocking or activation of the horn and lights to find the car, for example in a packed carpark, can be operated via the Remote Servicesfunction. With electrified models, such as the Corsa-e or Grandland X Hybrid4, the state-of-charge can be checked. Charging times and thermal preconditioning can also be programmed via the app.
If the car is equipped with Keyless Open & Start including digital key, the car can be shared with the family. Via smartphone, the vehicle owner can allow up to five people to access the car.
Clever driving: always best informed about traffic
Live navigation provides online traffic information in real time, which allows delays to be detected quickly and avoided. The system suggests alternative routes and calculates the arrival time. It also gives information about roads with heavy traffic, so that drivers can choose a less busy route. Additional services provide information about fuel prices along the route, available parking spaces and costs, the weather and points of interest such as restaurants and hotels (or in the case of electrified models, the availability of charging stations).
Drivers who want to know more about their own driver profile from OpelConnect can consult Trip & Drive Management. Trip duration, distance, fuel consumption and average speed of the last trip are visible here. Last mile guidance offers car-to-door navigation to the destination.
OpelConnect and Free2Move will soon offer additional country-specific services. These will range from Charge my Car with trip planner and charging pass for e-vehicles, to special services for business customers.
The OpelConnect services will initially be available from autumn 2019 onward in 12 countries – Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain and the United Kingdom. The offer will be successively introduced into additional European markets.
Opel is one of the largest European car manufacturers and was founded by Adam Opel in Rüsselsheim, Germany, in 1862. The company started building automobiles in 1899. Opel has been part of the Groupe PSA since August 2017. Together with its British sister brand Vauxhall, the company is represented in more than 60 countries around the globe selling over one million vehicles in 2018. Opel is currently implementing its electrification strategy to secure sustainable success and ensure that the future mobility demands of customers are met. By 2024, all European passenger car models will offer an electric variant. This strategy is part of the company plan PACE! with which Opel aims to become sustainably profitable, global and electric.
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 Fuel consumption and CO2-emission data given are preliminary and have been determined according to WLTP test procedure methodology (R (EC) No. 715/2007, R (EU) No. 2017/1151). EG type approval and Certificate of Conformity are not yet available. The preliminary values might differ from official final type approval data.
 Fuel consumption and CO2-emission data given are preliminary and have been determined according to WLTP test procedure methodology, and the relevant values are translated back into NEDC to allow the comparability with other vehicles, according to regulations R (EC) No. 715/2007, R (EU) No. 2017/1153 and R (EU) No. 2017/1151. EG type approval and Certificate of Conformity are not yet available. The preliminary values might differ from official final type approval data.
 Dependent on market-availability of OpelConnect services.
 Available in EU and EFTA countries.
 Availability expected Q4 2019.
 Remote control availability expected 2020.
 Availability for Opel Corsa expected 2020.
 Live navigation services available free-of-charge for 36 months after activation. Payment for Live navigation services required thereafter.