Vauxhall has announced that it will revive one of its most classic nameplates as the brand aims to become ‘electric-only’ by 2028.
Announcing a raft of new EVs that the brand will launch in the coming years, Vauxhall has confirmed that the Manta nameplate will return. This is one of the firm’s most iconic models, with this rear-wheel-drive sports car sold between 1970 and 1988.
Though the Manta name is likely to be used for a model of a different body style to the classic – likely a sleek coupe-style SUV – it shows the brand’s commitment to its heritage, with the model set to arrive with ‘purely electric drive’ by 2025. Vauxhall has said the new Manta will be a ‘fascinating and astoundingly spacious new interpretation of a classic’. It follows Ford and Renault, which are both set to revive classic model names for new EVs.