1997 Alero Alpha

According to Oldsmobile, the Alero Alpha represented a combination of expressive styling, luxurious appointments and smart functionality. The exterior was highlighted by jewel-like projector headlamps in front and liquid crystal tail lamps and subtle chrome accents in the rear. It had an agressive stance with a 113" wheelbase and a short 182"overall length combined with large 18" wheels in front and 19" in the rear. The design also lead to a roomy interior which was highlighted by a removable glass roof, with two seperate light-level adjustable panels that allowed the driver and passenger to change panel transparencies independently. Inside, the Alero Alpha surrounds passengers in a combination of leather, suede, wood and brushed metal appointments . All surfaces featured these rich textures and crafted accents, including the wood-accented and leather-stitched steering wheel with controls for the cruise and climate controls, as well as the entertainment system. The car's Touch-Drive system replaced a traditional transmission shifter with hand-operated controls mounted on the steering wheel. The driver could select the desired gear without having to remove his or her hands from the steering wheel. Plus, the keyless ignition and door lock system means no traditional keys are necessary. Another high tech feature was GUIDESTAR Plus, which includes the GUIDESTAR navigation system, a driver information center, and a hands-off phone. All features are displayed on a reconfigurable color monitor integrated into the instrument panel cluster.

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front view
rear 3/4 view
top, roof panels removed

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