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Motors: Latest Vectra is all new.

A NIP and tuck for the best of luck is the fate of Vauxhall's Vectra, which may get a price rise into the bargain.

The refreshed models arrive in the UK in early autumn and Vauxhall says new prices will be announced next month, which indicates a likely rise.

The latest Vectras are completely new from the windscreen forward, featuring the distinctive new family nose.

There are also new wheel designs, re-profiled back bumper on some models and revised range of colours.

Interiors get new materials including a soft-touch fascia, new seat fabrics, extra door trim inserts and a fresh instrument panel.

There's also a smaller diameter steering wheel

Suspension and chassis tweaks coincide with the arrival of a new 2.8-litre turbo-charged V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission at the top of the range.

The best sellers are expected to continue to be the 1.9CDTi turbodiesel in both 120bhp and 150bhp. A 1.8-litre petrol model with a power output of 140bhp will be added next spring

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 21, 2005
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