2000 Vauxhall / Opel Omega – by caint.com

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Vauxhall press release 02 September 1999)

Sharp new

Emphasis on technology

New interior

New features

Debut for new 2.2-litre

October on-sale date

for German luxury car makers

We the new Omega from GM in July and now we can detail the UK range.

Its purposeful functional interior and innovative comfort and convenience features ensure its continued UK leadership of the midsize segment, outside the luxury market.

A new 2.2-litre engine, with four per cylinder, heads a long of technical improvements, offering more torque than any engine in this class.

the focus on safety an integral of Omega development, other new include the refined DSA (Dynamic chassis (first seen in the / Vauxhall Zafira. higher-performance active head restraints on the seats and a mechanical rear locking system for the estate.

comfort is enhanced through the dual-zone electronic climate for the driver and front passenger of the car and is supported by air quality and sunlight The luxury interior is complemented by a new of audio, communication and navigation in double-DIN format.

Just how Vauxhall’s designers and engineers revised the Omega is evident the fact that more a third of the car’s components been changed, with of the 8,000 individual parts or modified. Investments in the product and the process amounted to �100

The UK and Germany are the two most important markets for the Omega accounting for 22 per (UK) and 55 per cent (Germany) of the sales volume. The majority of customers prefer the Omega with one quarter of all buyers year opting for the estate. Yet the has been exceptionally popular in countries.

Almost everywhere, its of total Omega sales has well above the average for market segment. Last the overall estate share of the mid-size segment was 30 per cent, with 47 per cent of Omega who chose the estate.

In 1998, the Omega�s 2.0-litre, 16v unit was the European engine of with 49 per cent of buyers for this 135bhp petrol At 21 per cent, the 168bhp 2.5-litre V6 was the popular power plant places three and four to two diesel units: the 2.5-litre, six (11 per cent) and the 2.0 DTI 16v with seven per of Omega sales.

However, the of British buyers preferred the powerful six-cylinder models. half chose the 2.5-litre V6 (against only 12 per cent in 38 per cent of British buyers the 2.0 16v engine.

Varying preferences are in the choice of optional extras The British were especially in communication and entertainment features: 16 per (Germany: four per cent) to buy a radio-integrated mobile phone, and 53 per (Germany: 41 per cent) ordered a top system with CD player. UK tended to be less safety than their German with only 18 per cent the advanced xenon headlamp against Germany’s 47 per cent.

marketing experts predict the target group for the new Omega be similarly structured to that for the model.

According to their the Omega is likely to attract customers who expect luxury and performance. They frequently use Omega for long-distance business and they value, along the traditional excellent price-performance its superior road behaviour, its space and the innovative communication

Purchasers of the new Omega can choose saloon and estate as well as five different petrol and engines with power from 125 to 205bhp.

Every comes with standard features such as active restraints for the front seats, and side airbags, three-point seat belts, height-adjustable restraints for all five passengers and a ABS braking system with control.

The well-equipped GLS entry-level has luxury features such as locking with radio-operated control for doors and boot, electronic air conditioning with air sensor, 16-inch alloy heated windscreen washer two-tone horn, electric seat height adjustment, and a steering column.

The CD equipment line up offers the CAR radio/CD, alarm, front fog and driver and passenger tilt and adjustment on heated front as well as electric seat adjustment for passenger as well as

CDX adds a CAR 2006 CD and autochanger, control, electric sunroof and headlamps with washers.

At the 2.5 V6 and 2.5 TD level, owners get a Bose system on top of the CAR 2006 audio automatic self-levelling rear smart 17-inch alloys, and or pearlescent paint as standard.

Top of the Elite 3.0 V6 has leather seat or a no-cost option of leather seats, and the latest audio/navigation in readiness for the launch of a satellite-aided navigation service during

The new Omega MV6 sets itself from the luxury-oriented version suspension settings tuned to agile driving coupled a reduction in drive height of unique 17-inch alloy with special tyres, seats and an aluminium-look centre There is special MV6 visual to the front end, too.

and above this, Omega can upgrade their cars on an basis from a comprehensive of optional extras. This 16-inch and 17-inch alloy in various spoke designs, points for the Vauxhall Fix child system, ride-height control, differential, five-stage heated and rear seats, power a four-speed automatic transmission various driving programmes and integrated audio, mobile and navigation systems.


The 2000 designers worked to one objective: to emphasise the Vauxhall elegance and sense of purpose. One of the important styling cues is the bonnet contour, which its bold lines highlights the character of new Omega.

The chrome-surround grille is integrated into the and gives the front section an more cohesive appearance.

New headlamps reinforce the car’s statement as well as providing lighting along the side of the The front bumper has been and colour-keyed in tune with the overall line and the fog lights are set out to increase the area of lighting

The heated exterior mirrors been redesigned for excellent view particularly in poor and also to minimise high-speed noise. They can also be adjusted, and as an option, may be electrically in.

The windscreen washer jets are in the bonnet cowl where are better protected against

Headlamps are cleaned more through improvements to the high-pressure system, with new fixed spraying the glass more than the previous retractable

A new range of wheels makes a contribution to the fresh overall of Vauxhall�s flagship. In particular, the with internal balance opened up new scope for the stylists. the colour-keyed side protection and door sills, the modified designs underline Omega’s looks.

Moving up from the GLS which now has new design 16 inch wheels, the line-up includes further designs of alloys, in and 17-inch sizes.

By lowering the bumper the designers have in rounding off the appearance of new Omega. The lid bears a chrome-plated Vauxhall and has an integrated handle without a lock barrel – the is unlocked either by remote-control key or inside the car. Most styling cues for the estate are new lights with striking design, chunky protection and – as on the saloon – a rear skirt.

The load-carrying is up to 530 litres for the saloon and 1,800 for the estate, among the best in its class. In the estate, objects up to 3m long can be carried with the passenger seat-back folded (option). The so-called black box – the industry’s designation for the rectangular-shaped object that into a car – is 1,235 for the estate.

Functionality and quality the top priorities in re-designing the Omega�s High-grade, wear-resistant seat is available in velour and flat-woven There is a choice of six patterns and special colours – grey and light beige to harmonise with the chosen colour.

An elegant new, steering wheel and the smart panel trim, which the cockpit design, fulfil the aim of optimising quality and functionality. The wheel has remote controls for the system. Front doors enclosed compartments and open with ample storage

The wide central armrest an extra storage compartment, a bin and a cup holder.

For better access, switches for the windows and the outside have been relocated to the armrest.

The logical layout of the console provides maximum and front passenger convenience its surround sets it apart the adjacent areas. In the GLS the surround is paint black whereas wood trim has been for the CD, CDX and Elite versions; the MV6 an aluminium The redesigned console also the switch clusters for the climate system and the new double DIN slot for the system.

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The intelligent, automatic ventilation and air conditioning system, can be operated separately by the driver and passenger, is a classic example.

means the system is immune to temperature measurements caused by from components like the system or unsuitable air-outlet The result is a stable in-car that greatly enhances on every journey.

Air-conditioning at Vauxhall’s International Technical Centre (ITDC) have a process control software more than 200 sets of parameters to match the chosen under the most diverse Conventional climate control use around 20 sets of operating

Even when the new Omega has parked, the system continues to outside conditions like and sunlight for two hours, and uses the to prepare itself for the next The climate control system provides individual fan settings in automatic mode.

The dual-zone sun registers not only the strength of the rays but also their to ensure accurate climate for both sides of the car. set, the electronic climate system adapts automatically to conditions.

Air quality in Omega’s compartment is closely monitored by an Air Sensor (AQS) which chemical reactions on its surface to potentially harmful vapours in the air the vehicle.

If specified thresholds are exceeded, the switches automatically to recirculation It operates dynamically, never the air in the passenger compartment long for it to become stale. In inner-city for example, sufficient fresh air available even if there are emissions in the surrounding air.

A filter traps particles and odours before they the passenger compartment.

The communication for the new Omega are an integral part of its interior. The operating controls for the new format audio system are with a clear button and layout. Additional functions are to add at a later stage.

State-of-the-art technology is represented by the new CDR 2005/CCR (each with 4 x 20 watts) generations with a cassette a CD player, or a cassette player CD changer, all of which can be operated the steering-wheel controls. Cassette as opposed to standard CD equipment, are a option.

Combined audio and phone functions are provided by the 2008 unit. Perfect makes extra consoles and unnecessary.

Both modes can be from the steering wheel controls. The standard hands-free permits ease of use of the telephone. The system can be operated with a large SIM card or a small with an adapter and has all the features with a modern mobile system.

In conjunction with the CCR and CCRT 2008 versions, come with integrated changers, Omega buyers can opt for a developed, high-grade, Bose System. It has eight treble, band and bass loudspeakers in the station wagon) for perfect enjoyment. The CD changer is integrated in the a major advantage over glove-compartment or load-bay solutions.

A combined audio and navigation NCDR 2013, will be next year.

The entertainment consists of a 4 x 20-watt hi-fi with a CD player and changer, the electronic scout service is by a satellite-aided Siemens navigation with an extremely fast processor.

Once the Traffic Channel (TMC) is available in the UK, will be able to access updated traffic news in format. A wide choice of is available — traffic weather, waiting times, up-to-the minute news

Drivers will also be to ask the navigation system to work out a avoiding alternative route. advanced system can be extended by means of a software update to a dynamic route-guidance function. TMC is then automatically utilised by the system when selecting the

Supporting the navigation system’s output, visual route is now provided through a centrally multi-information display monitor a 5-inch screen. Detailed maps can also be displayed in with the optional colour

The map can be shown in the direction of travel or north. The 32-bit processor fast route calculation and map Using a special atlas map sections can be shown in different from detailed close-ups (1 to 270 yds) to regional overviews depict 30 miles on just of an inch on the display.

Points of may be superimposed on the screen.

The system’s store information on hotels, restaurants, hospitals, filling airports and rail stations.

And you want the navigation system to you home from your you need only push the home button.

All the combined systems have a Digital Processor (DSP) which, on the sound source, can make controls available.

For the first Vauxhall is offering this of systems with Programme Information (PTY). Wherever channels support this with the appropriate signals, can select their favourite of programme from a list pop, rock, jazz, classical, news, sport

Current audio settings and functions are simultaneously shown on the display. The navigation/radio systems are by a push-and-turn button with menus on the monitor. The display with a home page splits into main and sub in a clear, easy-to-follow structure.

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