Opel Junior

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Opel Junior
Opel Junior.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerOpel
Production1983 (Concept car)
Model years1983
DesignerChris Bangle
Gert Hildebrand
Body and chassis
ClassSupermini (B-segment)
Body style3-door hatchback
LayoutFF layout
RelatedOpel Corsa
Powertrain
Engine1.2 L petrol
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,220 mm (87.4 in)
Length3,410 mm (134.3 in)
Width1,570 mm (61.8 in)
Height1,450 mm (57.1 in)
Kerb weight650 kg (1,433 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorOpel Romaner
SuccessorOpel Adam (2012)

The Opel Junior is a concept car designed and produced by the German automobile manufacturer Opel. It was first shown to the public at the 1983 Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1983.[1]

The small 3.41 m (134.3 in)[2] long three door supermini was powered by a 1.2 L petrol engine, developing 55 bhp (41 kW; 56 PS). It featured a particularly low drag coefficient of Cd=0.31, and a low kerb weight of 650 kg (1,430 lb).

The interior design was modular, with the dashboard elements being removable such as the stereo and clock, and the seat covers could be used as sleeping bags. The design of the Opel Junior was based on the Opel Corsa, and it was a three door hatchback (two door, front engine).

The Junior nameplate was used as a codename for the Opel Adam, which was released in 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The world's weirdest concept cars". MSN Cars. 6 March 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Opel Junior brochure". Opel. Retrieved 9 June 2013.