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Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« on: March 10, 2011, 22:07:33 PM »
This article was just published by Auto Express:

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The attached image show the look of Vauxhall's new four-seater convertible, which bosses have just green lit for production.

Vauxhall's CEO Nick Reilly told Auto Express at the Geneva Motor Show: "A number of models were put on hold as a result of the recession ? the Astra GTC three-door coup was delayed, for instance. But we will build a new convertible that will provide a 'halo' effect for the range."

He continued: "It is two years away from launch, and will be a separate model. It will share some Astra components, but it will not be called Astra - in fact, we may use a name from our past. It will sit above the GTC." Asked about the name, Reilly said: "Calibra 
is possible, as well as Manta."

But what should Vauxhall's new canvas-topped cabrio be called? Vote in our poll on the top right of this page.

Calibra
If you were in the market for a good-looking but affordable coupe in the late Eighties and Nineties, chances are the Calibra was near the top of your list. The sleek three-door had a huge fan base, and 250,000 were sold around the world, badged as Opels, Vauxhalls, Chevrolets and Holdens, before it was axed in 1997 - eight years after launch.

Manta
When the first-generation Manta appeared in 1970, it was the Ford Capri's worst nightmare. With its simple flowing design and rear-wheel-drive layout, it was an instant hit. At the 1975 launch of the second-generation car, two versions were available - the sporty Opel Manta or the more sedately styled Vauxhall Cavalier.

So, place your vote now! The voting form is top right of the link below:
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/265363/vote_for_the_name_of_vauxhalls_new_convertible.html#ixzz1GEVbyxaP
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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2011, 22:10:07 PM »
Its 'Announcement' worthy :D
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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011, 11:25:53 AM »
Is this the car which is pretty much an Insignia coupe? I heard they will be calling that a 'Calibra'.

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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2011, 11:28:35 AM »
Is this the car which is pretty much an Insignia coupe? I heard they will be calling that a 'Calibra'.

Well, we're unsure and can only go from media reports at the moment - I guess we'll see!

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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2011, 13:11:16 PM »
that should be the facelift Tigra!

I would much rather see the Camaro launched over here badged as a Cally!
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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2011, 18:45:12 PM »
Well, we're unsure and can only go from media reports at the moment - I guess we'll see!

Welcome to the Club Ripper, where did you find us?

Hopefully if they do use the Calibra name, they'll do it justice. VW did it with Scirocco, brung it back years later and nailed it.

Thankyou :) I found you by mistake actually, I'm looking to buy a Calibra in August as i'm 'out of my time' in my apprenticeship and will be enjoying a 'hearty' payrise. I found you on google, first link ;)

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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2011, 18:47:40 PM »
where abouts on the north wales border are you mate?
Hi I worked for the V6 Engine Plant for 13 years carrying out durability tests and warranty issues.this job included many trips to USA,Sweden and Germany. My oppo and I bought all the factory tools for the V6 when it closed and repair V6 engines at weekends. also have tech 1 and 2. will answer any v6 questions you have.

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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2011, 18:53:19 PM »
I'm about 5 minutes away from Chester, in a place Called Deeside. Near the Ice Rink in Queensferry.

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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2011, 19:30:22 PM »
know it well mate - i live in bebington on the wirral - where are you an apprentice ?
Hi I worked for the V6 Engine Plant for 13 years carrying out durability tests and warranty issues.this job included many trips to USA,Sweden and Germany. My oppo and I bought all the factory tools for the V6 when it closed and repair V6 engines at weekends. also have tech 1 and 2. will answer any v6 questions you have.

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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2011, 19:37:32 PM »
know it well mate - i live in bebington on the wirral - where are you an apprentice ?
and i live in tranmere

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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2011, 12:04:20 PM »
Good to see a couple of local guys on here. I'm an Apprentice aircraft fitter and the aerospace factory nearby :)

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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2011, 13:44:50 PM »
Good to see a couple of local guys on here. I'm an Apprentice aircraft fitter and the aerospace factory nearby :)
one of my mates has just passed his exams to get an apprentship there bloody good jobs

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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2011, 17:46:26 PM »
Calbira is the name to use, its not rwd so shouldnt be a manta.
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Re: Announcement: Vauxhall Lifts Lid On Shock New Cabrio!
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2011, 17:53:01 PM »
Calbira is the name to use, its not rwd so shouldnt be a manta.

Calbira is fine with me - just not Calibra!
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