One of Carl-Peter Forster's first decisions after he took over as head of Opel in April was to show the Frogster concept car in Frankfurt.
'There were some ideas around when I joined the company, and as we need more fun-inspired Opel products I encouraged our design team to go ahead with it,' said Forster. 'Since then, the team worked day and night to get the prototype finished in time - and they made it.'
The Frogster is based on the Agila platform. It is a cross between a four-seat cabriolet and a two-seat pick-up, with the rear seats folding down to create an open cargo space. A roller-blind shutter can shelter either the cargo space or the entire passenger compartment right up to the dashboard against adverse weather conditions when the car is parked.
The prototype got its name from its frog-green color. Forster said that to develop it for production would take under 30 months.