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Opel at RETTmobil 2016: “Car of the Year” for Emergencies

May 10, 2016

  • New Astra Sports Tourer heads Opel’s emergency vehicle line-up
  • Movano-based rescue and multi-purpose vehicle for fire brigades
  • Wide range of Opel conversions at 16th show for emergency vehicles


Opel News - Mobile HQ: The new Opel Astra Sports Tourer makes its debut at RETTmobil 2016 as a command vehicle for the fire service

Rüsselsheim. Insignia Sports Tourer, Zafira Tourer, Mokka and ADAM – Opel now extends its broad portfolio of emergency vehicles with the new Astra Sports Tourer. The 2016 Car Of The Year celebrates its premiere as an emergency vehicle at the RETTmobil show in Fulda, Germany, May 11-13. The Opel Mokka on show in Fulda is designed for the same purpose. Equally wide is the range of commercial vehicle conversions from Opel. The Movano, for example, appears at RETTmobil as a rescue and multi-purpose vehicle for fire brigades. On stand 505 in hall 5, Opel shows how it tailors production cars and light commercial vehicles to the special needs of the police, fire brigades and ambulance services.

Help is on its way: The Astra Sports Tourer mobile HQ

Opel News - Compact station wagon for emergencies: The new Opel Astra Sports Tourer makes its debut at RETTmobil 2016 as a command vehicle for the fire service

The new Opel Astra Sports Tourer is ready for action, not only as Car of the Year for private and fleet customers, but also as a future mobile headquarters for emergency services. Opel already equips its new station wagon in the factory with a signal system and front flashing blue lights, as well as blue warning lights at the rear – all in LED technology. The accompanying BT 220 controls sit close-at-hand in the center console. Additional equipment includes digital radio complete with multiple roof-antennas, a microphone for making public announcements and an engine relay system. Opel will start taking orders for the Astra Sports Tourer with bright red decals from the design112 company this fall.


The youngest generation of Opel’s compact station for emergency services delivers a lively performance, thanks to the up to 190 kg lighter vehicle architecture and lively engines – such as the 100 kW (136 hp) 1.6 CDTI diesel with six-speed automatic gearbox (4.6-4.5 l/100 km fuel consumption NEDC combined; 122-119 g/km CO2 emissions NEDC combined). Prior to conversion into an emergency vehicle, the Astra Sports Tourer already brings state-of-the-art communications and safety technology, including the OnStar personal connectivity and service assistant with Wi-Fi hotspot for multiple mobile devices, NAVI 900 IntelliLink and the pioneering, glare-free IntelliLUX LED® matrix lights.

Specialized: Variety of Movano conversions

Opel News - Mobile HQ: The new Opel Astra Sports Tourer makes its debut at RETTmobil 2016 as a command vehicle for the fire service

Opel’s “commercials” are also ready for action. In cooperation with approved conversion specialists, Opel shows how the Movano can become a lifesaver in various forms. Hensel Fahrzeugbau has converted a Movano Trabus (L3H2) into a multi-purpose vehicle for fire brigades, capable of bringing the crew and their tools quickly to the scene of the emergency. The Movano L2H2-based rescue vehicle provides rapid transport from accident-scene to hospital. The conversion with high-tech equipment is from Binz Ambulance- und Umwelttechnik. When RETTmobil is over, this particular Movano will travel to Rüsselsheim, where it will go into service with the plant fire brigade.


RETTmobil is open to visitors Wednesday through Friday from 09.00CET until 17.00CET. The expert staff on the Opel stand is ready to give advice about the carmaker’s broad portfolio of emergency vehicles and other vehicle conversions.