Vauxhall GT X concept sets out company’s vision for the future

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Author: | Updated: 22 Aug 2018 13:58

Vauxhall has revealed a new concept car – the GT X Experimental – giving us our closest look yet at what the future holds for the brand.

Vauxhall GT X Experimental lead

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The GT X Experimental follows the takeover of the Vauxhall/Opel brand by PSA and is certainly a clean break from its current generation of cars.

Its purpose is to set out a new design language that we can expect to see in the brand’s upcoming models as well as demonstrating the kind of tech that’ll be on offer, too.

Vauxhall GT X Experimental  door design

Styling-wise, it’s very of the moment featuring the increasingly popular SUV-meets-Coupe look. It’s got a relatively small footprint, measuring only 4.06m, but a clever use of interior space makes it feel like a larger car.

On the outside, you’ll find what Vauxhall is calling its Visor, which takes the place of the traditional grille and is where you’ll find its LED headlights and an illuminated griffin badge.

Vauxhall GT X Experimental driving

This design cue is likely to feature on the upcoming Corsa, and will eventually be rolled out across the entire range. Another key design element are its doors, which open a full 90 degrees to make access to the cabin as easy as possible.

Behind the futuristic doors you’ll find an interior brimming with tech that gets a very minimalist design. Traditional dials and infotainment screens are replaced with a ‘Pure Panel’, while there appears to be no buttons at all.

Vauxhall GT X Experimental interior

Other interior features include hidden air vents, removable speakers under the headrests that allow you to have an out-of-car sound experience, and a simplified steering wheel.

No details of its autonomous tech has been revealed, although we know it won’t offer a fully self-driving mode, but Level 3 autonomous driving functions meaning it can handle all aspects of driving, but the driver most respond to a request to intervene.

Vauxhall GT X Experimental  rear

Likewise, we’re yet to hear official stats of its fully electrified drivetrain, but power will be delivered via a 50kWh lithium-ion battery that will have inductive charging capabilities.

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