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    Vauxhall's model lettering !

    Not being a Vauxhall owner or true enthusiast, i've been wondering what certain model denominations mean. Such things as Astra G, Vectra C and Corsa B are cofusing me ! What do the letters mean after the names and are their any other Vauxhall cars that have such letters after the model derivative ?

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    same as mk 1,2,3 etc

    vectra b.....vectra mk2

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    Oh and while we're on the subject of what things mean, what does GSI mean?

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    So where does Astra G come from ? The Astra is only on it's 5th generation so surely E would be the latest letter, not G ? That would make it the 7th generation ! Same with Vectra, it's only the 2nd generation so it should be a B ! Sorry, it just doesn't quite make sence to me !

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    the problem we have in the uk is that we are catching up on the names

    in europe they had the opel corsa A.....we had the nova
    they had the opel vectra A....we had the cavalier


    confused.....yep,so am i

    as for the astra,only opel knows what happened there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daz5182
    Oh and while we're on the subject of what things mean, what does GSI mean?
    GSi = Grand Sport Injection

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milano S
    GSi = Grand Sport Injection
    isnt that just a guess because no one really knows?
    e.g
    LS or L in older cars,
    GLS or GL in older,
    SXI
    SRI
    CDX

    most dont actually have a real name that means anything, they just pick letters that sound good (except the i, which would mean injection)
    Drives - 08 Astra SRi XP 1.9CDTi 150

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyR
    isnt that just a guess because no one really knows?
    e.g
    LS or L in older cars,
    GLS or GL in older,
    SXI
    SRI
    CDX

    most dont actually have a real name that means anything, they just pick letters that sound good (except the i, which would mean injection)
    Its in the Astra FAQ mate. Someone posted it and they said the list came from VX. Besides, I wont be able to make up something like that with my limited IQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milano S
    Its in the Astra FAQ mate. Someone posted it and they said the list came from VX. Besides, I wont be able to make up something like that with my limited IQ
    lol...ok then, i stand corrected,
    i just assumed if they did mean something i would be in latin or something so would suit opel and vox,
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    Here are the rest of them

    L = Lux
    LS = Lux Special
    GL = Grand Lux
    GLS = Grand Lux Sport
    SR = Sports Refinement
    SRi = Sports Refinement Injection
    SXi = Sports Xtra Injection
    GTE = Grand Touring Einspritz (German for Injection and probably spelt wrong)
    GSi = Grand Sport Injection
    CD = company Director
    CDX = Company Director Xtra

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