Opel / Vauxhall GT X Experimental Concept Previews The Brand’s Electric Future

Following a preview earlier this month, Opel and Vauxhall have unveiled the GT X Experimental concept.

Designed to showcase a new styling direction for the PSA-owned brands, the GT X Experimental concept is a stylish crossover coupe which has a roofline that mimics the Adam. Despite this familiar touch, the concept features a bold new design with a slightly opaque grille that blends into the crossover’s LED matrix headlights.

Further below, we can see a triangular accent beneath the Opel / Vauxhall logo. The protruding element is echoed on the hood as there’s a prominent center line that goes all the way back to the windscreen.

Continuing past the A-pillar, we can see sleek bodywork and bulging rear fenders. The sporty styling belies the fact that the concept features suicide rear doors and a pillar-less design.

The latter feature allows easy access to the concept’s four-seat interior which has a minimalist design. While the cabin is largely plain, the concept has a thin-rimmed steering wheel and a large digital instrument cluster that flows into the infotainment system.

Opel and Vauxhall were coy on technical specifications, but Autocar and Autoblog.nl report the concept is an electric vehicle with a 50 kWh lithium-ion battery and an inductive charging system. Power is sent to an undisclosed electric motor which turns the front wheels.

Besides the electric powertrain, the concept rides on a lightweight platform and reportedly semi-autonomous driving technology.

The decision to make the concept an electric crossover isn’t surprising as the Opel expects 40% of sales to come from crossovers by 2021. Opel is also making a push for electrification and aims to offer an electric version of each model by 2024.

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  • Dude

    Reminds me of the idx concept a little bit

    • Dariush

      steering wheel and bodyside really reminiscent of nissan gripZ concept(as the previous Opel concept, the GT, was.) I think Opel’s designers just cant get Nissan out of their minds.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Yay, it’s a crossover! What a clever idea!

  • Хиллари сосет киску

    Another concept with suicide doors that will never make it to production.

    • mihsf

      Unlike the recently discontinued Opel Meriva B with suicide doors. So you can’t be sure.

  • sidewaysspin

    I believe PSA will make Opel profitable again.

    • CADOX

      To be honest it won’t be that hard since GM did a a really bad job of managing the brand and its associated cost. It’s not surprising then that PSA announced (small) profits only about a year after purchasing Opel: all it needed for a start was economy of scale and better cost control.

  • Ruel Lewis

    The badge already looks like a lightning bolt.

  • neat

    kind of looks like it fits right in with the GT concept they had a few years back.

  • XtremWize

    The front somehow reminds me of the early 70’s Opel Manta “A” GT/E

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  • Knotmyrealname

    Funny, I thought the coloured cant rail thing would’ve died a death after the GT concept. Interested to know who really likes it? Not for me…

  • ergsseq

    design sucks

  • ergsseq

    need good designers for them.
    Sick n tired of old cliche., ( yellow graphic on rail and tire rim . ) – been there done that 10-20 years ago,.

  • CADOX

    On another note I think it really is ridiculous to have both the Opel brand and the Vauxhall one. They’ve even had to release pictures of the concept above with 2 different badges. If Vauxhall was sold in many countries I could perhaps understand the need for this dual branding but it’s only for the U.K so that sounds a bit tedious. Then again, I understand there are vauxhall factories and a strong customer base in the U.K so killing Vauxhall over there sounds tricky.

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