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  • Geneva Motor Show: Viva La Viva – Vauxhall’s new budget hatchback
    Geneva Motor Show: Viva La Viva – Vauxhall’s … 15 hours ago

    VAUXHALL continues its new model offensive with the launch of a new entry-level model with a nod to the firm’s past. Positioned below the company’s volume-selling Corsa, … More »Geneva Motor Show: Viva La Viva – Vauxhall’s …

    Geneva Motor Show: Viva La Viva – Vauxhall’s new budget hatchback

    VAUXHALL continues its new model offensive with the launch of a new entry-level model with a nod to the firm’s past. Positioned below the company’s volume-selling Corsa, the new Viva model arrives in showrooms later this year.

  • Super Mini on Corsa For Classic Status (Vauxhall Corsa 2006-2014)
    Super Mini on Corsa For Classic Status … Mon, Jan 26, 2015 12:05 GMT

    There’s diesel power if you need it, but you’ll need to rack up the miles to make it pay financially. The combination of hard plastics and chunky controls is a little … More »Super Mini on Corsa For Classic Status …

    Super Mini on Corsa For Classic Status (Vauxhall Corsa 2006-2014)

    There’s diesel power if you need it, but you’ll need to rack up the miles to make it pay financially. The combination of hard plastics and chunky controls is a little unconventional, but adds to the car’s hardwearing attributes and there’s no denying that the little Vauxhall’s interior feels and looks durable. DRIVING …

  • Vauxhall Celebrates 25 Years Of Performance Saloons
    Vauxhall Celebrates 25 Years Of Performance … Wed, Jan 14, 2015 09:05 GMT

    THIS year Vauxhall is celebrating the 25th anniversary of one of its most famous and dramatic models, the Lotus Carlton, which started a long tradition of Griffin-badged … More »Vauxhall Celebrates 25 Years Of Performance …

    Vauxhall Celebrates 25 Years Of Performance Saloons

    THIS year Vauxhall is celebrating the 25th anniversary of one of its most famous and dramatic models, the Lotus Carlton, which started a long tradition of Griffin-badged performance saloons that still survives today.The Lotus Carlton was the fastest four-door saloon in the world when it was launched in 1989, 65 years after …

  • First Drive: Vauxhall Corsa
    First Drive: Vauxhall Corsa Wed, Oct 22, 2014 11:05 BST

    What’s new?The revisions to the Corsa are extensive, and while Vauxhall’s engineers have retained the previous car’s basic platform, much work has been done on the way … More »First Drive: Vauxhall Corsa

    First Drive: Vauxhall Corsa

    What’s new?The revisions to the Corsa are extensive, and while Vauxhall’s engineers have retained the previous car’s basic platform, much work has been done on the way the car drives as well as how it looks.Visually the Corsa’s been influenced by the funky Adam, while there’s been an increased focus on boosting the green …

  • First Drive: Vauxhall VXR8 GTS
    First Drive: Vauxhall VXR8 GTS Thu, Jul 10, 2014 20:05 BST

    Closely based on an HSV (the performance arm of Holden in Australia) the VXR8 delivers a calculator-busting 576bhp from its 6.2-litre supercharged V8, making it the cheapest … More »First Drive: Vauxhall VXR8 GTS

    First Drive: Vauxhall VXR8 GTS

    Closely based on an HSV (the performance arm of Holden in Australia) the VXR8 delivers a calculator-busting 576bhp from its 6.2-litre supercharged V8, making it the cheapest car you can buy new with over 500bhp – and considerably less than similarly-powered rivals.

  • First Drive: Vauxhall Corsa VXR Clubsport
    First Drive: Vauxhall Corsa VXR Clu … Mon, May 19, 2014 09:05 BST

    The Clubsport is a development of the Corsa VXR Nurburgring, with a more powerful evolution of the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a new, freer-flowing exhaust … More »First Drive: Vauxhall Corsa VXR Clu …

    First Drive: Vauxhall Corsa VXR Clubsport

    The Clubsport is a development of the Corsa VXR Nurburgring, with a more powerful evolution of the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a new, freer-flowing exhaust to release a few extra horses, taking the new total to 202bhp. The snappy Drexler mechanical limited-slip differential remains, but the ABS and traction …

  • Urban Soul (Vauxhall Adam 1.4 Glam  … Fri, Mar 14, 2014 15:05 GMT

    Vauxhall aren’t prepared to let the competition run away with the style-led supermini segment, hence the introduction of the Adam. Clearly a step away from the more … More »Urban Soul (Vauxhall Adam 1.4 Glam  …

    Vauxhall aren’t prepared to let the competition run away with the style-led supermini segment, hence the introduction of the Adam. Clearly a step away from the more conservative Corsa it comes with a wide choice of engines but perhaps more importantly it has lots of personalisation options to keep fashionable young people …

  • UK Drive: 2014 Vauxhall Meriva
    UK Drive: 2014 Vauxhall Meriva Wed, Feb 26, 2014 09:05 GMT

    Take the 2014 Vauxhall Meriva, for example. It’s actually a bit of a looker, with the new Vauxhall family ‘hawk eye’ headlights and that distinctive kink in its shoulder … More »UK Drive: 2014 Vauxhall Meriva

    UK Drive: 2014 Vauxhall Meriva

    Take the 2014 Vauxhall Meriva, for example. It’s actually a bit of a looker, with the new Vauxhall family ‘hawk eye’ headlights and that distinctive kink in its shoulder line through the rear door.

  • Flying The Flag For Company Car Drivers (Vauxhall Insignia 2009-present day)
    Flying The Flag For Company Car Drivers … Mon, Sep 30, 2013 12:05 BST

    ENGINES – With its roots in the company car market, there’s predictable emphasis on diesel power. Buyers keen to save money will enjoy the oil burners’ frugal performance, … More »Flying The Flag For Company Car Drivers …

    Flying The Flag For Company Car Drivers (Vauxhall Insignia 2009-present day)

    ENGINES – With its roots in the company car market, there’s predictable emphasis on diesel power. Buyers keen to save money will enjoy the oil burners’ frugal performance, while those seeking to travel only a few miles per year will benefit from a range of quiet, refined and willing petrol alternatives.EXTERIOR – A marked …

  • First Drive: Vauxhall Insignia
    First Drive: Vauxhall Insignia Wed, Sep 18, 2013 16:05 BST

    HIGHLIGHTING just how competitive the medium-size car market has become, Vauxhall has done a lot more than just change the headlights on its popular and updated Insignia.Along … More »First Drive: Vauxhall Insignia

    First Drive: Vauxhall Insignia

    HIGHLIGHTING just how competitive the medium-size car market has become, Vauxhall has done a lot more than just change the headlights on its popular and updated Insignia.Along with said headlights, the refreshed Insignia benefits from useful price reductions, an increase in equipment levels, cleaner engines and a new fascia …

  • First Drive: Vauxhall Zafira Tourer 1.6 CDTi
    First Drive: Vauxhall Zafira Tourer … Mon, Sep 2, 2013 10:05 BST

    A STALWART of the medium size people carrier market for many years, Vauxhall’s Zafira offered buyers an affordable, practical and easy to drive choice in a rapidly expanding … More »First Drive: Vauxhall Zafira Tourer …

    First Drive: Vauxhall Zafira Tourer 1.6 CDTi

    A STALWART of the medium size people carrier market for many years, Vauxhall’s Zafira offered buyers an affordable, practical and easy to drive choice in a rapidly expanding market. All good qualities to possess if you’re the proud owner of an expanding family.However, with the increasing popularity of such cars over the …

  • Car Of The People (Vauxhall Vectra estate 2005-2008)
    Car Of The People (Vauxhall Vectra estate … Sun, Mar 17, 2013 17:05 GMT

    ENGINES - Vauxhall has always been generous in this department, and there's a wide range of petrol and diesel engines available. Remember that the estate variant will … More »Car Of The People (Vauxhall Vectra estate …

    Car Of The People (Vauxhall Vectra estate 2005-2008)

    ENGINES - Vauxhall has always been generous in this department, and there's a wide range of petrol and diesel engines available. Remember that the estate variant will likely be worked harder than others, which means unless budget is a major issue get the most powerful one you can afford.EXTERIOR - Granted, this estate does …

  • First Drive: Vauxhall Adam
    First Drive: Vauxhall Adam Tue, Feb 19, 2013 13:05 GMT

    YOU COULD argue that Vauxhall is a bit late to the party when it comes to the fashion-led supermini segment dominated by the triumvirate of the Mini, the Fiat 500 and … More »First Drive: Vauxhall Adam

    First Drive: Vauxhall Adam

    YOU COULD argue that Vauxhall is a bit late to the party when it comes to the fashion-led supermini segment dominated by the triumvirate of the Mini, the Fiat 500 and the Citroen DS3, but the Adam’s lateness might just be the making of it.Buyers in this lucrative part of the car market are looking for something different, …

  • Upright Citizen (Vauxhall Meriva 2003-2010)
    Upright Citizen (Vauxhall Meriva 20 … Wed, Jan 16, 2013 10:05 GMT

    ENGINES – Despite its size, there’s no shortage of choice in the Meriva's engine department. The mainly petrol line-up should cater for most wallets and needs, ranging … More »Upright Citizen (Vauxhall Meriva 20 …

    Upright Citizen (Vauxhall Meriva 2003-2010)

    ENGINES – Despite its size, there’s no shortage of choice in the Meriva's engine department. The mainly petrol line-up should cater for most wallets and needs, ranging from a modest 1.4 unit to a punchy 1.8-litre lump. If you rack up the miles there’s also a capable 1.7-litre diesel to consider although refinement does …

  • Taking The Rough With The Smooth (Vauxhall Corsa 2006-present day)
    Taking The Rough With The Smooth (Vauxhall … Tue, Dec 4, 2012 13:05 GMT

    ENGINES – A supermini like the Corsa only needs a small engine. For urban running there’s little need to stray beyond the Corsa’s three-cylinder offering, although for … More »Taking The Rough With The Smooth (Vauxhall …

    Taking The Rough With The Smooth (Vauxhall Corsa 2006-present day)

    ENGINES – A supermini like the Corsa only needs a small engine. For urban running there’s little need to stray beyond the Corsa’s three-cylinder offering, although for longer journeys the low capacity four-cylinder motors prove refined and frugal. EXTERIOR – The car’s curvy profile is certainly easy on the eye. Opting for …

  • First Drive: Vauxhall Mokka
    First Drive: Vauxhall Mokka Wed, Nov 21, 2012 15:05 GMT

    SMALL is now big business in the car world, and nowhere is this more obvious than in the SUV sector. With fuel prices rocketing and space in our cities at a premium, … More »First Drive: Vauxhall Mokka

    First Drive: Vauxhall Mokka

    SMALL is now big business in the car world, and nowhere is this more obvious than in the SUV sector. With fuel prices rocketing and space in our cities at a premium, large, lumbering 4x4s are taking a back seat to their compact cousins.It doesn’t mean that the basic 4x4 concept – looks, high driving position – has gone …

  • First Drive: Vauxhall Astra BiTurbo five-door hatchback
    First Drive: Vauxhall Astra BiTurbo … Tue, Sep 11, 2012 18:10 BST

    LAUNCHED in 2009, this generation Astra was designed to be more visually appealing and packed full of clever stuff than its predecessor. With stiff competition coming … More »First Drive: Vauxhall Astra BiTurbo …

    First Drive: Vauxhall Astra BiTurbo five-door hatchback

    LAUNCHED in 2009, this generation Astra was designed to be more visually appealing and packed full of clever stuff than its predecessor. With stiff competition coming from all corners of the globe, from the established Euro firms to the recently invigorated Korean brands, its slippery exterior and upmarket cabin were seen …

  • First Drive: Vauxhall Astra VXR
    First Drive: Vauxhall Astra VXR Wed, Jun 20, 2012 20:06 BST

    NOT so long ago the hot hatch scene was less fashionable than flared trousers. Sky-high insurance premiums thanks to inflated theft and accident risks plus competition … More »First Drive: Vauxhall Astra VXR

    First Drive: Vauxhall Astra VXR

    NOT so long ago the hot hatch scene was less fashionable than flared trousers. Sky-high insurance premiums thanks to inflated theft and accident risks plus competition from other sectors of the market pushed hot hatches close to extinction.What a difference a few years have made. Now you can't move for beefed-up family …

  • ampera
    Vauxhall Ampera named Car of the Year … Mon, Mar 5, 2012 17:53 GMT

    The Vauxhall Ampera has been named the 2012 Car of the Year, closely beating off the Volkswagon Up! to claim the prize awarded at the Geneva Motor Show. More »Vauxhall Ampera named Car of the Year …

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    The Vauxhall Ampera has been named the 2012 Car of the Year, closely beating off the Volkswagon Up! to claim the prize awarded at the Geneva Motor Show.

  • Vauxhall Ampera
    Vauxhall Ampera Tue, Aug 2, 2011 08:08 BST

    It's expensive, but Vauxhall's Ampera is a real game-changer. More »Vauxhall Ampera

    Vauxhall Ampera

    It's expensive, but Vauxhall's Ampera is a real game-changer.

 

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