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Find the sharks in your Opel

By Faiming_low on 30 Mar 2018 in Other News

Attached Image Did you know that Opel designers have been drawing sharks in their cars in obscure places since 2004? We have the answers why they do it...

Attached Image According to Carscoops, the shark logo started back in 2004 when a designer was tasked to design the outer panel for the glove box in the Corsa. Finding the task boring, he decided to incorporate a shark into the panel after his son suggested putting it in for fun. Surprisingly, his boss was fine with it and they actually put it into the production model.

Attached Image As the years went on, another designer hid three sharks inside the Zafira minivan. Soon the Adam, Astra hatchback and the Insignia sedan also had their sharks hidden somewhere in them. The Crossland X and the Grandland X is also said to have the sharks.

Attached Image “I always encourage our designers to hide sharks in the interior in all new designs,” said the company’s interior Design Director Karim Giordimaina. “Because these small, but sweet Easter eggs stand for what distinguishes Opel: We are passionate about every detail of our interiors, fanatic in our pursuit for quality, but always in a fun, approachable way,”

Attached Image He then went on and said that automotive journalists do ask them where the sharks are when they have new models.

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Faiming_low
Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



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Koster Mar 31 2018 04:59 PM
Never seen any shark in the 2 Opels i owned. Lol
Watwheels Apr 02 2018 08:33 PM

Chey. Every car that's bought on loan has a shark too. It's called the loan shark.

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