Vauxhall/Opel Set For Three World Premieres At Geneva Show | Part Two

VX220 Turbo World Debut

Vauxhall’s VX220 Turbo makes its world debut - in Opel Speedster guise. Supercar performance is available from Vauxhall’s uncompromising new roadster, at an on the road price of less than £26,000.

The figures speak for themselves: a 200 hp turbo engine, 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds, and a top speed of 151 mph. The car goes on sale on 24 March priced at £25,495.

GTC Concept

The third world premiere, the GTC Genève, shows the latest dynamics of Vauxhall design while providing a preview for future production models.

The three-door GTC (length/width/height: 4,349/1,773/1,352 mm) is characterised by a low silhouette, curved roof and tapered front and rear body sections. Special 19-inch light alloy wheels further emphasise the profile.

Further GTC (Grand Turismo Compact) details include three-dimensional jewel headlights and taillights and a tinted, transparent roof that stretches from the windscreen to the rear window. The car can comfortably accommodate four passengers.

Other Geneva Highlights

The new turbo engine for Vectra makes its debut. The all new 2.0 Turbo ECOTEC (175 PS), coupled with a new six-speed manual gearbox, will be used across the Vectra range during the course of the year.

With the new Meriva Vauxhall is ushering in a new dimension in the compact class while at the same time making an unrivalled offer to car buyers. Like its big brother the Zafira, this mini MPV sets a new benchmark in interior versatility.

Meriva’s FlexSpace allows users to configure the interior quickly and easily and without removing any seats – for maximum passenger comfort or extra storage space. Thanks to FlexSpace, the five-seat Meriva can be quickly converted into a spacious four, three, or two-seater.

Other highlights of the Vauxhall/Opel stand are the diesel sports car study, the Eco Speedster which manages to combine a top speed of 156 mph with a fuel consumption of 112 mpg.

Published 26 February 2003 Melanie Carter

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