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Vauxhall to launch electrified performance models under GSE sub-brand

Vauxhall GSE

Vauxhall will expand its line-up with a range of performance and driver-focused derivatives under the GSE moniker.

The new sub-brand takes inspiration from Vauxhall's old GSi models, but shifts the focus to hybrid and electric powertrains.

One of the first GSE-badged Vauxhall models to arrive in UK showrooms will be a 225PS version of the new Astra plug-in hybrid.

The GSE models will sit at the top of their respective ranges, building on existing GS Line trims by offering enhanced performance and handling.

James Taylor, acting managing director at Vauxhall and Stellantis fleet director, said: “GSe will offer sports handling and looks combined with the performance and responsibility of electrified powertrains. 

“Sitting atop the newly simplified Vauxhall range, the GSe name is both a nod to GSi performance models from our heritage as well being a complement to the GS versions in our line-up today.  Vauxhall is committed to electrifying Britain and GSe shows that performance and driving pleasure are set to be part of our electric future.”

An electric version of the new Astra is also expected to launch next year, following the announcement of the new Peugeot e-308.

Vauxhall is committed to only offering electric cars and vans from 2028 – seven years ahead of the UK Government’s deadline. 



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