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The new 2008 Opel Vectra is obviously very close to introduction based on how many times it has been turning up at the far end of spy camera lenses lately. The latest images that have appeared show a couple of views of the new car with all the striped mylar photoshopped away to give us a clean look at the first vehicle built on General Motor's Epsilon II platform.
The car pictured here will be appearing stateside in about two years wearing Saturn badges as the new Aura. Variants with different bodies will also appear as the next next Chevy Malibu, Saab 9-3 and 9-5, and possibly even more.

[Source: WorldCarFans]




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      • 8 Years Ago
      GM is finally doing what it should have done 20 years ago: Offer cars people want.

      Latest GM designs are as good or better than most others.

      If GM can further weaken the UAW's choke-hold, the company will prosper again. This will ultimately benefit GM's future employees, too.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't like it as much as the current Vectra. The current one has nice edgy lines, this one goes totally the opposite direction and smoothes out the design. IMO, it makes the car look too bland and normal.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well... That car really looks good. I love the rear view, a bold character line, and pronounced flares from the fender look great.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks pretty good, and looks as though a coupe could also be a possibility. Too bad they also photoshopped the hood permanently closed! LOL
      • 8 Years Ago
      looks cool, looking forward to it, opel seems to be heading in a good direction....even under gm
        • 8 Years Ago
        Opel has been under GM since before WW2, I fail to see your point.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Eye of the beholder and all that, but this car looks awful, IMHO. This car looks Korean. Like a Daewoo or something. Maybe Chinese. The current Saturn Aura is quite handsome. Replacing it with this would be a big step back in terms of styline.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks like a mix of BMW, Mercedes, some Korean cars, everything but Opel, and mainly, everything but a Vectra.
      • 8 Years Ago
      DANIEL///
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      OPEL has been under Gm for 70 years now.

      Great looking car..great transition from the curent one.
      The interior looks great too.
      GM is kicking some ass with all new new products/

      • 8 Years Ago
      The rear end looks really cool, but the front end is not as aggressive looking as the current Aura. If GM has already set this design in stone (as far as the front end), then I hope the Red Line version of this car looks more aggressive than this thing. Overall tho, nice progression, it almost looks like a 4 door coupe from some angles.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It is amazing that so many blogers here are Asian superiority perseption suckers. In my considered opinion, the current Saturn Aura XR is equal to the Honda Accord and clearly superior to the Toyota in overall fit and finish and quality of materials. As for the driving experience, the Saturn is vastly superior to both of the Japanese leaders.

      As for the Korean "Competitors" BAH HUMBUG! I wouldn't bother.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Damn, that's pretty.

      Sadly, I think Nissan just pretty much exactly the same theme on it's new Altima.

      Nonetheless, I salute them for finally taming the Bangle Butt.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks good. Hope GM USA doesn't change it like they did the current Aura which is nice from a distance but when you get close you see the parts they cheaped out on. Still, for GM it is a very good effort.
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