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GT X Experimental concept shows new face of future Vauxhall cars

Published: 21 August 2018

GT X Experimental concept
All-new Vauxhall show car
All-electric coupe SUV

This is the new face of Vauxhall and Opel cars. The new GT X Experimental concept has been revealed to mark the first full year of ownership of GM’s European wing under French control.

This new GT X Experimental concept is an all-electric coupe-SUV concept car that Vauxhall says has design cues that will ‘cascade across future models’ and ‘is the first physical representation of how Vauxhall’s production-vehicle design will evolve in coming years’, with the new Corsa bound in 2019 expected to be the first.

GT X Experimental rear tracking

Vauxhall’s new concept has a compact footprint of 4060/1830/1528mm (length/width/height) making it shorter, slimmer and lower than the dinky Crossland X and almost as stubby length-wise as a current-generation Corsa. The brand also says that, through clever design, the GT X’s alloys are not overly large like most concepts – they’re just 17-inch rims.

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The new front end demonstrates two new styling details that will make it further than the concept stage: the Compass and the Visor. The Compass keeps the design clean via two axis that cross over the griffin on the front, including the central crease in the bonnet, while flat plexiglass Visor houses the headlights, DRLs, Level 3 autonomous driving tech and more.

GT X Experimental interior

It’s powered by a 50kWh lithium-ion battery and includes wireless inductive charging, which points to Opel and PSA’s growth in electrification in the next decade. 

Inside, Vauxhall says the cockpit has the same ‘visual detox’ as the clean exterior. There’s a panoramic windscreen, the cockpit has a single wide information screen devoid of buttons and screens for the pop-out rear-view cameras.

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By Jake Groves

CAR's staff writer, office Geordie, gamer, lover of hot hatches

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