British director of design Mark Adams tells us about the GT X Experimental concept
Steve Cropley Autocar
21 August 2018

Vauxhall-Opel has unveiled an electric, compact SUV concept called GT X Experimental, which showcases the future design of the marque. We spoke to director of design Mark Adams on the concept and what it means for Vauxhall styling in the coming years.

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What’s the most important function of the GT X?

“This is our first move, now that the company is under new ownership, at reinventing the face of our forthcoming cars, and showing what the future customer experience will be like inside them.”

Why did you choose a B-segment SUV?

“We decided it was vital to choose a car already popular in the contemporary market, to show Vauxhall’s approachability. GT X is fresh, but it’s also genuine and has a clear connection with our history. We believe it’s ‘us’.”

How soon before we see a car like this in production?

“We’re not suggesting production for this car, but you’ll see plenty of big-picture features on our cars of the future: the Visor, the purity and simplicity of the surfacing, a sense of structure beneath them, and the wing signature lights. That’s for starters.”

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“It’s a bit of an experiment, meant to combine the need for a big tyre with the look of a low profile. We’d need to do a lot of additional work with our tyre partner, but the idea’s a good one.”

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22 August 2018

I see Adams is still a wanker then.

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22 August 2018

Why say that about Mark Adams???? His job must be one of the most difficult jobs in thje industry at the moment!!!!!!

23 August 2018

Because he does nothing but talk exaggerated flowery waffle about things that do not warrant it. plus every time I've met him, i thought he was a twat. Does that answer your question?

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28 August 2018
BigMitch wrote:

Because he does nothing but talk exaggerated flowery waffle about things that do not warrant it. plus every time I've met him, i thought he was a twat. Does that answer your question?

 

Having read the content of your posts, it would seem that having met this man (every time?), you may have been mistaken as to which one of you is the "twat". He, obviously thought the world of you...

22 August 2018

Manufacturers are quite happy to produce 2-door concepts, but its a shame they deprive us of the superior looks of this bodystyle in the real world. And, no, concealed rear door handles do not make any difference in this respect.

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