Opel Vectra

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Opel Vectra was a car produced by the German carmaker Opel from 1988 through 2008 and branded as Opel in Europe (except for GB), Vauxhall in Great Britain, Holden in Australia and in New Zealand, and Chevrolet in Latin America.

It was produced from August 1988 to September 2008, when it was replaced by the European Car of the Year award-winning Insignia.

First Generation (1988–1995)[change | change source]

The first generation was made between October 1988 and October 1995, it was sold In the UK as the third and last generation Vauxhall Cavalier. There was no estate/wagon version of it and was facelifted in 1992.

Versions[change | change source]

Engines[change | change source]

Petrol[change | change source]

Carburetted[change | change source]
  • 1.4 S 55 kW (75 hp)
  • 1.6 S 60 kW (82 hp)
  • 1.8 S 65 kW (88 hp) and 66 kW (90 hp)
Fuel-injected[change | change source]
  • 1.6 i 52 kW (71 hp) and 55 kW (75 hp)
  • 1.8 i 66 kW (90 hp)
  • 2.0 i 85 kW (115 hp)
  • 2.0 i 16V 100 kW (136 hp) and 110 kW (150 hp)
  • 2.0 i 16V Turbo 150 kW (204 hp)
  • 2.5 i V6 125 kW (170 hp)

Diesel[change | change source]

  • 1.7 D 42 kW (57 hp) and 44 kW (60 hp)
  • 1.7 TD 60 kW (82 hp)

Second generation (1995–2002)[change | change source]

The second generation was made between October 1995 and May 2002 and was sold as a Vauxhall in the UK. An estate/wagon version was added in October 1996 and was facelifted in April 1999. In the UK, the car was heavily criticised by well known motoring journalist and TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson, but that didn't stop it from being popular there.

Versions[change | change source]

Engines[change | change source]

Petrol[change | change source]

  • 1.6 i 55 kW (75 hp)
  • 1.6 i 16V 74 kW (100 hp)
  • 1.8 i 16V 85 kW (115 hp) and 92 kW (125 hp)
  • 2.0 i 16V 100 kW (136 hp)
  • 2.2 i 16V 108 kW (147 hp)
  • 2.5 i V6 125 kW (170 hp)
  • 2.6 i V6 125 kW (170 hp)

Diesel[change | change source]

  • 1.7 TD 60 kW (82 hp)
  • 2.0 DI 16V 60 kW (82 hp)
  • 2.0 DTI 16V 74 kW (100 hp)
  • 2.2 DTI 16V 92 kW (125 hp)

Third generation (2002–2008)[change | change source]

The third and final generation launched in June 2002 with hatchback and saloon/sedan models while the related Signum hatchback appeared in June 2003 with an estate/wagon launching that October, as usual, it's sold as a Vauxhall in the UK. It was facelifted in October 2005 and was replaced by the Insignia in late 2008.

Versions[change | change source]

Engines[change | change source]

Petrol[change | change source]

  • 1.6 i 16V 74 kW (100 hp) and 77 kW (105 hp)
  • 1.8 i 16V 81 kW (110 hp), 90 kW (122 hp) and 103 kW (140 hp)
  • 2.0 i 16V Turbo 129 kW (175 hp)
  • 2.2 i 16V 108 kW (147 hp)
  • 2.2 i 16V Direct 114 kW (155 hp)
  • 2.8 i V6 Turbo 169 kW (230 hp) and 184 kW (250 hp)
  • 2.8 i V6 Turbo OPC 188 kW (255 hp) and 206 kW (280 hp)
  • 3.2 i V6 155 kW (211 hp)

Diesel[change | change source]

  • 1.9 CDTI 74 kW (100 hp) and 88 kW (120 hp)
  • 1.9 CDTI 16V 110 kW (150 hp)
  • 2.0 DTI 16V 74 kW (100 hp)
  • 2.2 DTI 16V 92 kW (125 hp)
  • 3.0 CDTI V6 130 kW (177 hp) and 135 kW (184 hp)