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Opel showcases 'fastest MPV in Europe' at Geneva


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The Vauxhall name will be represented at the Geneva motor show by Opel, which is presenting a line-up of world premieres, namely the Astra Coupe Convertible, Zafira Turbo, billed as Europe's fastest MPV, a gas-powered Zafira and the 'X-Treme' Coupe concept.

The Astra Coupe Convertible goes on sale this summer and Vauxhall says is the only contender in its class featuring a fully retracting soft top as standard that operates at the touch of a button. It also features four full-size seats, the Dynamic Safety chassis, and a choice of 1.8-litre 16v and 2.2- litre ECOTEC engines.

On show for the first time will be the Zafira Turbo with a top speed of 137mph and a 0-60 time of around eight seconds thanks to a 2.0-litre ECOTEC engine, with a fuel consumption of 28.5mpg.

Additional features include wider wheel arches housing light alloys, a front spoiler with a large intake, wide side skirts and rear spoiler, Recaro seats, leather steering wheel and white instrument dials.

On a calmer note, Opel will be displaying a compressed natural gas 1.6-litre Zafira, with the same power and torque as the petrol equivalent and a 107mph top speed. Four gas tanks under the floor plan ensure the CNG Zafira has the same Flex7 seating system as the rest of the range.

The Astra Coupe OPC X-Treme concept – with gull-wing doors and a 4.0-litre V8 engines - will also celebrate its world premier.

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