Vauxhall reveals Vectra concept
06 March 2007
Vauxhall's 2008 replacement for the Vectra is shown here in the form of the company's GTC Concept, revealed at this week's Geneva motor show.
Robbing valuable limelight away from Ford's new Mondeo, the concept is said to preview the styling of the Vectra replacement.
Likely to be called Insignia, the new upper medium competitor is due in less than 18 months, and is set to offer a four-wheel drive version for the first time since the Cavalier. Also set to feature is General Motors' new 250PS 2.9-litre diesel, but for the show it runs a 300PS petrol V6.
On the inside, Vauxhall has developed a new seating system called Flex4. The company developed the clever Flex7 system in the Zafira that pioneered fold-flat seats in the mini-MPV sector, and the new system on the concept car slides the back of the rear seat forward to meet the front seat, pulling with it a cover to protect the seat base.
The concept car's interior is said to be near-production ready, showing the company's thinking for the next generation of production models.