Opel has presented its new concept car as a harbinger of future models – the 2018 Opel GT X Experimental electric crossover, a symbol of Opel /Vauxhall going into to the PSA Group’s ownership. All new models of both brands will have a look similar to this prototype.
The new corporate style of Opel and Vauxhall is distinguished by Compass and Vizor features. The GT X Experimental headlights, sensors of electronic assistants and an emblem are covered with transparent panels.
There is no traditional radiator grille. The vehicles with ICE will not obviously have such panels, but retain the shape of the front end.
As stated in Opel / Vauxhall, the concept is based on a light architecture. It may be about the PSA’s CMP, which will be the basis for the DS 3 Crossback and the next Opel Corsa and Peugeot 208.
The GT X Experimental is 4,063 mm long, 149 mm less than the current smallest Opel – the Mokka X on the Gamma II platform. The prototype’s width is 1,830 mm (+65 mm), the height is 1,528 mm (-77 mm), the wheelbase is 2,625 mm (+21 mm).
The concept got rear doors opening up against the move, the central pillars are missing. The interior is minimalistiс: there is a Vizor-styled instrument panel with two more screens on the sides to display images from outer cameras and four seats lifted above the floor.
The crossover is equipped with a new-generation 50 kWh lithium-ion battery and wireless charging.
The first GT X Experimental–styled production model will be a new-generation Opel Corsa. It’ll debut next year.