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Scottish motor show gets boost from Vauxhall

Vauxhall has selected the Scottish Motor Show to unveil the new concept car that gives some broad hints at the face of future Vauxhall models.

The model, named Signum II, was premiered at the Frankfurt motor show, featuring an on-board mobile cinema, office and an espresso bar. Signum II is also the debut car for a prototype 4.3 litre V8 direct-injection petrol engine from GM Powertrain generating around 300PS, which means a top speed of 156 mph and fuel consumption of about 29mpg.

Vauxhall managing director Kevin Wale said: "Signum II hints at the ideas and styling cues that will be seen on future Vauxhall models."

There is a show debut, too, for the Zafira GSi Turbo which is Europe's fastest MPV. Powered by a new 2.0-litre 190PS Ecotec turbo engine it has a top speed of 137 mph and a 0-60 mph time of around eight seconds. The combined fuel consumption figure is 28.5 mpg.

Externally, there are wider wheel arches housing light alloy wheels, a front spoiler with a large air intake, pronounced side skirts and rear spoiler. Sporting modifications to the interior include Recaro sports seats, a leather steering wheel and white instrument dials.

##Signum--none--Signum II pictured at Frankfurt##

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