Surprise new Vauxhall set for September reveal

The car will not be a road-ready model and instead is designed as an experimental car highlighting what the manufacturer can do.

This type of car is always popular at motor shows because it gives designers the opportunity to design styling and features rarely seen on a road car because of the costs and manufacturing problems associated with them.

Vauxhall’s new model, labelled a ‘driver-focused’ vehicle hints at a sporty model which, says Vauxhall, will ‘explore a new interpretation of driving fun’.

Very few other details of the car have been released, with only a vague promise to ‘wow’ the press and public to go on.

The car is expected to use electric or hybrid power in keeping with the recent surge of interest in the technology.

However, the make-up of the car will not be known until mid-September when the Motor Show begins.
Vauxhall has confirmed both the new Vauxhall Astra GTC, a sporty coupe version of the Astra, and the new Vauxhall Zafira Tourer will both be on display in Germany.

The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer will appear as a production model for the first time and the seven-seat model will demonstrate the next generation of Vauxhall’s practical flex7 seating system.

It will also feature the next generation Vauxhall front end, which is most notable for its boomerang shaped headlamps as first seen on the Vauxhall Ampera.

The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer, described as a ‘lounge on wheels’ by Vauxhall when it was launched in Geneva at the beginning of the year, is set to go on sale in the UK in 2012.