Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Opel | posted February 19, 2016 10:21
Opel GT reveals visionary interior ahead of the 2016 Geneva Motor Show
The interior of the Geneva-bound GT concept has been officially revealed by Opel that features a buttonless cabin and a self-learning human-machine interface (HMI).
According to Opel, the GT concept's interior “perfectly belnds typical cues from a sports coupe and futuristic solutions for the human-machine interface.” It has a two-tone interior that comes along with sports seats, a distinctive steering wheel and round gauges.
Of note, the concept's cabin doesn't have buttons and knobs. It is operated purely by voice control and a central touchpad or what designers call as HMI. The HMI tech comes with an adaptive system which is said to adapt to the drivers need by choosing the right music, laying out the route and setting the temperature.
Opel explains that in order to always spontaneously offer the most appropriate support, the software learns from every command, every touch of the steering wheel and every setting over days, months and years.
On the other hand, the instrument panel is made from brushed aluminum and has a floating design. Round monitors are placed in the outer part which capture the vehicle's environment and replaces the side mirrors.
Opel claims that the concept can give a warning such as: “Be careful. Don't overlook the motorcycle behind us!”
Powering the 2016 Opel GT concept is a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 145 PS and maximum torque of 205 Nm. The engine delivers drive to the rear wheels via a six-speed sequential transmission. Opel claims that the 2016 GT concept could go from 0 to 100 km/h in less than eight seconds before hitting a top speed of 216 km/h.
The Opel GT concept is set to make its world debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March.
However, Opel previously said that the GT concept is unlikely to go into production. Automotive News Europe reports that the 2016 GT concept is purely a study to show innovations that may one day be found in an Opel production car.