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Geneva Auto Show 2001
March 1 - 10, 2001
|Summary: Opels World Premieres and More at the Geneva Motor Show 2000
Zafira Leads the Opel Charge
Astra Cabrio with automatic soft top as standard
Zafira OPC is Europe’s fastest van
Astra Coupé OPC X-Treme with 444 hp
Alongside the elegant, all-new Astra Cabrio
with its standard, automatic soft top, the Opel Zafira
continues to increase its renowned versatility in a number of new
guises: With its 220-km/h, 2.0-liter turbo, the Zafira OPC will
be Europe's fastest van when it goes on sale at the end of this year.
The second Zafira on the Opel stand features another premiere, a DVD
player with infra-red headphones for road-movie fans.
Motorsport enthusiasts will be attracted to the
stunning red Astra Coupé OPC X-Treme, a spectacular, 444-hp
concept car. The stand in hall 2 presents the most innovative Zafira -
the environmentally friendly Zafira 1.6 CNG (compressed natural
gas) which will be on show alongside Opel's four-liter family car, the
Astra Eco 4.
The sportier attractions include a design study of a
new Corsa rally car , the new Corsa GSi and the much
acclaimed Speedster . A special edition of the Astra Coupé
features blue alcantara seats and matching seat belts as well as a
sports steering wheel and an aluminum-look gear knob. Topping the
Opel range in Geneva is the Omega 3.2, powered
by a 3.2-liter ECOTEC V6 engine with 160 kW / 218 hp.
Cadillac's 2001 concept car, the Vizón, slices boldly into the gap
between sport utility vehicles and sport/performance wagons with
sharp-edged Cadillac style. The Cadillac Vizón provides the functionality
of a utility vehicle with the aesthetics, comfort and performance of a
world-class sedan or wagon.
2002 TrailBlazer is new from the ground up, featuring the all-new
Vortec 4200 Inline six-cylinder engine. This new Vortec engine
produces 270 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque, offering power that
rivals or surpasses the best of the competitive V8s while offering
the fuel efficiency of a V6.
dynamically styled, two-door convertible is the only contender in
its class featuring a fully retracting soft top that opens and
closes at the push of a button as standard equipment. The optional
remote control makes it even easier to operate the soft top.
Concept vehicle for a high powered sport car based
on Opel’s successful DTM racers with a 4.0-liter V8 aluminum
engine similar to DTM racing engine
Saab is extending the range of engines available
for the premium 9-5 range with an ultra modern 24-valve 3.0 l
V6 turbo charged diesel engine. The engine is constructed from
weight saving aluminum.
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