Motors’ European arm Opel appears poised to put the Signum2 concept car into
production according to comments made at the Frankfurt Motor Show today by new
Chairman and Managing Director Carl-Peter Forster, writes deputy
editor Graeme Roberts.

"In an article written by one of your colleagues, I read: ‘If Signum2
represents the future of Opel, please build it soon!’," Forster said. "I
can understand your impatience. I feel exactly the same."

Then, deviating from his pre-prepared press conference remarks, he added: "Well,
I hope we won’t keep you waiting too long."

The Signum2 concept car combines styling elements of a coupe with a station
wagon’s practicality, Forster said. Features include swivelling front seats,
sliding storage boxes, rear seats that convert into a load area cover, state
of the art in-car communications – and an espresso machine.

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