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Opel Testing Mystery Peugeot Based SUV Mule

The collaboration between Opel and PSA is still going on well and it appears that a new product is about to be brought on the market. Hard to see what it will be for now, but it seems to be based on the Peugeot 2008 small crossover.
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Our carparazzi spotted a Peugeot 2008 test mule wearing Opel’s regular German “GG” number plates, so we’ll assume it’s theirs. We can also see the chassis has a slightly longer wheelbase, which is clearly visible through that welding running from the front of the rear wheels up into the C-pillar and all round to the other side.

More than that, you can see there’s Citroen steering wheel inside as well as some test equipment, none of which could hint at what model this could be.
Peugeot body, Citroen steering and Opel number plates
Although it’s a bit too early to put a name on it, we’ll have a wild stab in the dark and say it should be the next Opel Meriva. The MPV is in it’s late second generation now, having received a facelift already.

It’s close in dimensions with the Peugeot 2008 and maybe Opel wants to go with the new Renault MPV recipe - taller and sleeker. However, we are concerned about the suicide rear doors, which we hope will still be featured on the next generation too, because that’s what the Meriva is all about now.

The other possibility could be a new Opel Mokka. The two are very close in dimensions and the German model could use a refresh. However, who the hell stretches the wheelbase on a facelift model?

Some say, this could also be the next generation Opel Antara, but unless the automaker wants to shrink the SUV, there’s no way the end result will wear that badge.

Last but not least, if you look in Opel’s lineup now, you’ll see there’s noting to slot in between the Mokka and the Antara, so a brand new crossover is a real possibility.

 
 
 
 
 

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