A look back at the Vauxhall Type E Wyvern (1951 – 1957) 0

The Vauxhall Type E Wyvern was the first model Vauxhall released post second world war – alongside its sister cars the Velox and Cresta E. The entirety of the design was pretty much brand new, with the exception of the 1442cc incline-four engine. The styling could be described as fairly American in appearance, but this(…)

Who do we have to thank for dashcams? 0

Extremely funny dashcam footage has emerged on Youtube of an aggressive Vauxhall Zafira driver getting his just desserts, after – while he was giving it the ‘big ‘un’ – his car accidently rolls away in the background. The video, uploaded to YouTube by Brett Seedhouse, shows a lorry travelling down a country lane before pulling(…)

10 strange reasons for failing your driving test 0

A Vauxhall makes an ideal car for those first taking to the roads. Its easy drivability eases learner drivers at a gentle pace towards their tests. The driving test itself is a rite of passage for most people, and it celebrated its 80th anniversary last year. Here’s a few of the more absurd reasons why(…)

A look back at the Vauxhall Viva HC (1970 – 1979) 0

No-one could have anticipated when the Viva HC made its debut back in 1970, it would also be the last of its line. But the seventies would mark a time when the marque’s parent company General Motors would start to implement serious integration between the Opel side of things and the British cousin across the(…)

Vauxhall reveal new Grandland X SUV 0

Vauxhall have unveiled details of their new SUV, the Grandland X. Using the same platform as the Peugeot 3008, it will cost somewhere in the region of £22,000 when it starts to appear in showrooms in 2018. The Grandland X is the first new Vauxhall model since the PSA Group’s buyout of the General Motor’s(…)

5 tips on buying brakes for your Vauxhall 0

A car with deficient brakes is a dangerous hazard both for the operator and other drivers. Car manufacturers are meticulous in the development and manufacturing of braking systems, as the consequences should they fail could be catastrophic. Many motor vehicle parts are serviceable, the brakes however are not. Here are some tips for Vauxhall drivers(…)

Vauxhall to honour bright yellow Corsa driver 0

You may have read in one of our earlier blogs about the Cotswold village resident who had been accused of blighting his picturesque village with his offensively bright yellow Corsa. A convoy of 100 similarly bright vehicles were recently driven through Arlington Row, in the pretty hamlet of Bibury, in a show of solidarity for(…)

No plans to shut Vauxhall plants says Peugeot boss 0

The chief executive of Peugeot, Carlos Tavares, has said the PSA group has no plans to close any Vauxhall or Opel plants following his company’s acquisition of the brands. Instead, he wants to “unleash [their] potential” by exporting the cars outside of Europe, he said in a recent interview with the BBC. General Motors, who(…)

A look back at the Cavalier Coupe and Sportshatch (1975 – 1981) 0

The Cavalier Coupe and Sportshatch were almost identical to the Opel equivalent – the Manta. That said, the Euro version was designed at Vauxhall’s headquarters in Luton, thereby proving the UK wings competence at designing hatchbacks. The Coupe made its debut together with the saloon in 1975 and was initially offered in both 1.6 and(…)