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Opel Announced Surprise Debut At 2011 IAA

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Opel/Vauxhall revealed the lineup for this year’s IAA Frankfurt Motor Show, and among them there is a surprise debut which Opel says will a new interpretation of ‘driving fun’.

This new sportscar is said to wow the crowd and the press alike, with its amazing looks and even more amazing specs. Opel has shown with the new Astra GTC, also to make debut at IAA, they know how to pen a great-looking car while protecting the brand’s character.

besides the fancy new concept, there will be three other debuts, the Astra GTC, Zafira Tourer and the new Combo based on Fiat Doblo. They will also be showing a a series production Ampera and seven ecoFlex models.

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For more details on the surprise concept we are going to have to wait a bit linger. But here’s more details on the rest of the cars at Opel/Vauxhall’s booth:

Astra GTC and Zafira Tourer take centre stage for the first time

The new Astra GTC’s rakish design has already won it praise from press and public alike. And with its bespoke high-performance front suspension (HiPerStrut), the GTC has the dynamic performance to match its stunning looks. At launch, a range of petrol and diesel engines with outputs between 120PS and 180PS will be available to order before the car hits UK showrooms later this year.

Defining new levels of interior quality and space in the MPV sector, the new Zafira Tourer has a completely re-designed Flex7 seating system, innovative technologies and fine driving dynamics to complement its range of new engines. The Zafira Tourer will reach UK showrooms early in 2012.

Electric Ampera heads towards European market launch

Vauxhall’s Ampera is the first electric vehicle from a European manufacturer to do away with the range anxiety which so often blights electric cars. It fits perfectly into this year’s Frankfurt Show slogan: ‘Future comes as standard’. A 16 kWh lithium-ion battery pack feeds the 150PS electric drive unit. Depending on driving technique, terrain and temperature, it delivers between 25-50 miles of electric operation with zero emissions – ample for a vast majority of UK commutes. But thanks to a clever range-extender, the Ampera can travel for more than 300 miles on electric power without needing to stop at a filling station or to re-charge.

Seven new ecoFLEX models from Agila to Insignia

Vauxhall’s ecoFLEX range is already renowned for combining exceptional fuel consumption with hardly any sacrifice in performance. But now the bar has been raised even higher with the launch of seven new derivatives across four ranges: the Agila 1.0 petrol (109g/km), Meriva 1.3 CDTi (109g/km), Astra 1.7 CDTi (99g/km), Insignia 1.4 Turbo petrol (134g/km) and Insignia 2.0 CDTi (115g/km) – as well as ecoFLEX versions of the Astra GTC and Zafira Tourer.

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