Opel and Vauxhall have given the world a closer look at their upcoming GT X Experimental concept, revealing its angular face and the lack of a conventional grille.
The concept, first teased in July, is designed to preview the new 'bold and pure' design language when it launches at some point in the next five months.
Our latest look at the car reveals there's no conventional grille, with the designers instead opting for a glossy, stylised trim piece that suggests power will come from an electric powertrain. There's still a small air intake set low in the nose, so something needs cooling in there.
The headlights, badge and daytime-running lights – along with the sensors required for semi-autonomous systems – are framed within that glossy grille area.
"Strong proportions, simple but sculptural surfaces, bold graphics, and rare but extremely well executed details – the 2018 Brand Concept we are preparing continues to develop the principles we explored with the GT Concept," said Mark Adams, vice president of Opel design, of the concept.
"There is a clear continuity and consistency in the way we express Opel’s values. However, we have taken several steps forward and are now setting the structure for the future face of Opel. This will be articulated around what we call the Opel Compass."