Vauxhall reveal future vision with new concept
British brand Vauxhall have unveiled the GT X Experimental, a new concept which signifies the design that future models will to follow. Core products like the Corsa, Astra and Mokka are set to take cues from the modern, sporty coupe-style crossover.
The vehicle is built on a bespoke all-electric platform, reiterating Vauxhall’s intention to produce all primary models with an electric flavour by 2024. The Corsa will be first to head from pump to plug, with an EV set to arrive in 2020.
Size-wise the GT X sits at the smaller end of the SUV scale, spanning just over 4m in length. Suicide-style back doors hinged at the rear are probably unlikely to make it to any production models but a spacious four seat configuration could perhaps become a feature.
Inside you’ll find a dash dominated by Vauxhall’s Pure Panel display, a widescreen infotainment system of the type already seen in a whole host of modern vehicles produced by prestige brands. Power will come from a 50kWh lithium-ion battery.
Vauxhall’s new ‘Visor’ vision dictates the front of the car’s design. A section of tinted plexiglass wraps across the vehicle’s face under which the headlights, Griffin badge and cameras will sit. It’s thought this Visor design will be interpreted for all new models after 2020.
Speaking about the concept Stephen Norman, Vauxhall’s Group Managing Director, opined “Vauxhall is defiantly not a prestige brand, and not a ‘me-too’ brand. But we make great cars, and people buy them because of their value, approachability, ingenuity and progressiveness,”
He continued “The GT X Experimental picks up on these reasons for purchase, reinforces them, and creates a clear template for design elements in Vauxhall production cars of the future.”
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