Coinciding with the launch of the new Vauxhall Vectra next week (13 June 2002), an extensive range of innovative, lifestyle and practical accessories specifically designed to complement the new model is available from day one.

Although the new Vectra’s designers have produced a remarkably well equipped car, the aftersales team at Vauxhall have been busy devising custom-made accessories to help owners get even more from their car.

With family motoring holidays now uppermost in many minds, some of the new accessories designed for the new Vectra are likely to appeal to owners about to take delivery of their new car. The range includes a bumper scratch protector, which costs £31, a tow hitch-mounted bicycle carrier costing £183, luggage nets at £23 and a baby cradle complete with transponder at £109.

The rear bumper protector folds out from the boot when loading to protect the bumper’s painted surface from scratching. It clips easily on to lashing loops built into the boot floor. Made of weatherproof material, it also lends itself for use as a compact picnic blanket.

Capable of transporting two bikes on a Vauxhall towing attachment, the bicycle carrier is strong and stable. Rubber frames provide maximum grip and protect the bike frames, while a double locking feature secures the bike to the carrier and the carrier to the tow hitch. It comes with supplementary lighting to connect to the trailer electrical socket.

The multi-functional, elasticated luggage net is designed for use in the boot to secure smaller items of luggage together. It helps prevent noise and damage to items when on the move.

When the baby cradle is installed on the front passenger seat of the new Vectra, it is equipped with a special transponder that shuts off the passenger airbag while the seat is in use. Crash test results indicate that it is safer for children travelling in the front seat if the airbag is deactivated*.

In common with all Vauxhall models, the range of practical accessories available for the new Vectra is extensive. From roof carrier systems, door-mounted wind and rain deflectors and headlamp protectors to a coolbox, CD storage box and carpet mats, there is an accessory to meet every new Vectra owner’s needs. Further details of the full range can be obtained by visiting the Vauxhall accessories web site at or consulting your local dealer.

* Provided that the vehicle is specified with the option of “front passenger seat occupancy detection system”, which is standard on the Vectra Elite.

Published : 06/06/02 Author : Melanie Carter

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