There are many brands that have been working on each of the elements that make up the cars that will be launched in the coming months. One of them is Opel, which has been focused on adapting to a changing automotive sector. To check that they are one step ahead of adapting to the new times, in the new Opel Astra Sports, have incorporated some schools of sharks, which have been present in the latest launches for several years, being one of the brands that have a wider tradition.
Every time the brand launches a new model, true Opel enthusiasts immediately begin the search. The presence of the shark is a fact and it is not for less. There are many people who have confirmed that it is their new entertainment, and for this, in the firm they have incorporated one near the front, another towards the back and others in more unusual places.
Opel’s Design Director, Karim Giordimaina has assured that it is the confirmation of the exhaustive work they do in the brand with each of their launches: “The little sharks hidden in the new Opel Astra and Opel Astra Sports Tourer show our designers’ love for the smallest details. Our customers can feel this passion, while Opel sharks have become cult. This also demonstrates the accessibility of the Opel brand.”
The shark story was born by the son of Dietmar Finger, who was the designer working on the new Corsa in 2004. That idea fascinated Niels Loeb. The glove compartment shark went into series production and the “Opel shark story” began. Then came the Zafira, where Karim Giordimaina, then responsible for its interior design, he hid three sharks in the cockpit of the compact minivan. The exact location always remains secret, even from senior design officials. Therefore, the sharks remain hidden until launch, which makes it an interesting quest for shark lovers both inside and outside the company.