In 1988, Opel Vectra came instead the Outdated opel Ascona. The first generation of this very popular car nowadays is usually denoted by the index "A". The car immediately became popular among drivers and became the Opel bestselling brand. Creating the Opel Vectra, the designers took great attention to the firmness of its body. In addition, it has excellent corrosion resistance.
Vectra A were produced as a four-door sedan and five-door hatchback with a transverse engine.
Vectra with a front-wheels is quite a traditional design for the car of 80s yers. The front suspension - like a McPherson, rear one is with a related trailing arms. They are firmly connected by a transverse beam of steel V-shaped profile, which helps to a stabilizer bar.
The most of the Vectra A are equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission, but there are versions with 4-speed, and the automatic ones too.
In the end of 1989 they began to produce the all-wheeled driving versions of the "4x4" and "2000 4x4". In 1990 Vectra GT hatchback had appeared.
In autumn 1990 the 2000 Vectra 16V was released. It was equipped with a powerful 150-horsepower engine.
In 1992 some update of the model was. There were cars with a body-colored bumpers and mirrors.
Two new engines were appeared: V-shaped "six" with 2.5 litres and 2-litres turbo engine.
In 1994, to the modifications - GL, GLS, GT, and the more expensive CD were added such models as: "CD Diamond," "specialists", "SportÂ», V6 and luxury model CDX.
The model Â«Vectra 4x4 turboÂ» was produced in a limited number.
Generally they produced about two millions of Vectra A models.