New Opel Allegra Mini was spy photographed

New Opel Allegra Mini was spy photographed

Currently codenamed Junior, Opel's upcoming Mini has been spy photographed while it was undergoing some winter testing. The car model is expected to bear the name Allegra when it hits the European market at the beginning of 2013, also representing Opel's entry in the fast-growing A-segment of Europe. This piece of information contradicts Nick reilly, GM Europe's president, who commented that the car model would compete with some more expensive offerings in its category, thus placing it against the Mini and probably the Fiat 500. This baby Opel measures 3,700 mm, becoming longer than the Fiat 500, which measures 3,546 mm, by 150 mm and it is going to slot beneath the Corsa supermini in the German firm's range. Another aspect is that the new Opel model will be available exclusively as a three-door model with seating for four passengers. In the spy photographs, the heavy camouflage does not reveal the styling details. However, there are rumours which inform that Allegra will be enhanced by a distinct design language both on the exterior and interior, together with many customization options. A new generation of small-displacement diesel and petrol engines will deliver power and a pure electric model is expected to appear in the picture. According to GM, the Allegra will make its public appearance either at the Paris Motor Show in September or at the Geneva Salon in March.
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