General Motors boss Mary Barra has revealed that a range-topping Vauxhall SUV is in development.
The new model, announced as part of Barra's trip to Vauxhall parent Opel's Rüsselsheim manufacturing plant, will sit alongside the Insignia and act as the firm's second flagship model.
The SUV forms part of Vauxhall's long-term product plan, announced in June of this year, which aims to bring 27 new models to market by 2018. The new Corsa supermini, upcoming Astra and Viva city car are among the more prominent models to be included in the plan.
Up to 17 new engines will also be introduced as part of the strategy.
While the new SUV will act as a premium flagship for the brand, at least two other high-riding models are likely to appear in the immediate future.
Opel boss Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann revealed earlier this summer that his company was eyeing up a compact crossover to rival the Dacia Duster. Such a model could well form the basis of a replacement for the Meriva MPV.