Here's what the Saturn Aura Red Line should be, courtesy of Vauxhall. The Vectra is being replaced by an Epsilon 2-based car called the Insignia. The Epsilon 2 will also serve as the basis for the second-generation Saturn Aura. That platform sharing will no doubt be good in workaday trim, but Vauxhall's turning up the wick for the Insignia VXR, and we're crossing our fingers that Saturn is hanging out in the gym with its cousin. The VXR will gain visual horsepower and there will be real output f
The upcoming Epsilon II based Opel Vectra has already been heavily photographed for months now. But as with most European cars, General Motors European team has been running the car extensively at the Nürburgring ahead of its debut in Frankfurt Motor Show next month, and someone with a video camera has caught it in action. The car can be seen with minimal camo both heading out to the track from the Opel garage and circulating in the company of a current generation Vectra. Check out the vide
Autogespot has spy shots of the 2008 Opel Vectra doing duty in the rain somewhere in Europe. There are a lot of tidbits swirling around the car that carry design cues from the Opel GTC/Insignia show cars under all that black zebra stripe. Riding on the Epsilon II platform, it looks to be taller and wider than its predecessor, allowing more interior room and a wider track. Engine options will include a 200bhp 2.7-liter V6 turbodiesel, a gas-powered 2.8-liter V6, and, for the first time, a 4WD ver
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.
As September, and the Frankfurt Motor Show, approaches, the cars that will be debuting there are beginning to shed their cocoons. The new generation Opel Vectra has now appeared minus all the heavy camo and the new shape is pretty clearly visible. The first thing that becomes immediately apparent is the resemblance to the latest Nissan Altima. The pronounced rear shoulders and sloping backlight coming down to a short rear deck has very similar proportions. The most distinctive element is the scu
Ward's Auto is reporting that General Motors has begun a plan to completely integrate Saturn and its European Opel brand by 2014. By that time, nearly every car in the lineup of each brand will be "interchangeable," according to Carl-Peter Forster, president of GM Europe. Forster likens what will become of Saturn to Vauxhall, the retail channel for Opel in the United Kingdom.
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