Vauxhall reveals new styling direction for 2019 and beyond

Next Corsa set to usher in ‘pure and bold’ grille and lights design.

Vauxhall and Opel cars will get a new, very different and all-encompassing grille and lights design, to underscore their move to the PSA Group and mark their new independence from former owner General Motors.

The new frontal treatment, dubbed Vizor, has been created in the Vauxhall-Opel design centre at Rüsselsheim and replaces a style regarded for some time as too conventional. The move aims to match the frontal treatments on future cars with the ‘pure and bold’ shapes PSA believes it has already adopted for its most modern designs.

The Vizor grille is likely to appear in production for the first time on the all-new Vauxhall Corsa when it moves to PSA’s small-car platform for 2019. The new look will be displayed for the first time on a highly significant concept that’s under final development. Due to be revealed in the autumn, but not at the Paris motor show, the concept incorporates many design influences from the recent GT Concept coupé.

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