• Oct 22nd 2008 at 11:47AM
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Here in the U.S. market, the name Electra was used on big Buick sedans for more than four decades but it hasn't appeared in a new car showroom since 1990. It looks like the Electra could be be making a comeback soon, but not in America. It turns out that Vauxhall, the brand that GM uses to sell right-hand drive Opels in the UK, filed a trademark application back in June for the Vauxhall Electra. GM officials have acknowledged previously that both the Chevy Volt and an Opel badged E-Flex vehicle would be offered in Europe. The Opel/Vauxhall vehicle will likely be based on the Flextreme concept that was shown at last year's Frankfurt Motor Show. The Electra (if that's what it's called) will likely debut sometime in 2011. Saturn is also expected to get a version of the Flextreme here in the U.S., and it will be interesting to see if it revives the Electra name here.

[Source: Greenmotor.co.uk]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Of course, it should come here as the Buick Electra!
      • 6 Years Ago
      GM never brings good looking cars here from Europe. The fat cats at headquarters will give us more JUNK here state side.

      Maybe when Kia buy GM, we might get some daring new styles... also might I add, somehting that will not fall apart.
        • 6 Years Ago
        GM is not bringing the car here from Europe, its going from here to Europe. Why don't you read the article.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I did....

        Maybe you should try reading what I said..

        Or is it your a kool-aide GM that is driving around in one of there great products....

      • 6 Years Ago
      I kinda hope this isn't going to be the case, not only because Electra is kind of a crappy name, but because I think the alliteration present in "Vauxhall Volt" is just too damn good to pass up.