Astra/Kadett celebrate 80 years 0

The name may only be 37 years old, but the linage of the ‘Astra’ goes back much further – to 1936 in fact, when it was known as the Opel Kadett. That means the popular hatchback can legitimately celebrate its 80th birthday this year. The Kadett was launched three years before the start of the(…)

Vauxhall celebrate export history at NEC classic show 0

The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, Europe’s biggest club event of its kind in Europe starts on November 11th, at the NEC in Birmingham. The three day event, one of the top five global car shows, will feature the biggest display of vehicles from Vauxhall Motors Heritage Centre, as it prepares to celebrate two milestone(…)

Vauxhall/Opel European sales flourish in 2016 0

Vauxhall and its European sister brand Opel saw sales jump over the first nine months of 2016. Between the two offshoots of General Motors, around 895,000 new vehicles were shifted across Europe – an increase of 5.2 percent or 44,000 vehicles on the same time last year. This is the company’s best figures since 2011,(…)

New Opel/Vauxhall Corsa aims to end Fiesta dominance 0

A new set of spy photos are currently doing the rounds in the motoring press, as Vauxhall/Opel begins the testing of the car they hope will end the dominance enjoyed for so long by the Ford Fiesta. Spotted being put through its paces on public roads, the new Corsa is expected to hit showrooms by(…)

Women find men who drive Vauxhall Astras irresistible says survey 0

This isn’t the most highbrow article we’ve released this year, but they conducted a survey on it, and it may help boost sales in the British car industry over the coming months, so here we go… Vauxhall’s family hatchback – the Astra – makes you more desirable to the opposite sex, a new survey has(…)

After reports to the contrary – Ampera-e could make it to UK 0

VW and Tesla may have taken all the fanfare and plaudits with their respective new electric car concepts, but the truth is – General Motors will be the first company to produce an affordable, long range electric car. At the recent Paris Motor Show – held last week – the Opel Ampera-e (the Chevy Bolt(…)

Vauxhall to increase prices by 2.5% following Brexit 0

The 1st of October saw Vauxhall increase prices across its range, matching an increase made following the results of the Brexit vote back in June. Vauxhall’s parent company General Motors has already suffered due to the pound dropping against the Euro; the UK is the company’s most valuable national market. Opel’s Chief Marketing Officer, Tina(…)

Tips on how to quickly demist your car windows 0

At this time of year, when the temperatures start to drop, the problem of misted up windows starts to become a real pain. There are a few things you can do to speed up the process. Here are some tips to help you avoid sitting on your driveway for ten minutes before you can go(…)

Vauxhall Motors: A historic timeline 0

Vauxhall is one of the cornerstones of British motoring with a rich history stretching back over 100 years. In that time, it’s been responsible for some of the UK’s best loved vehicles, the Victor, Cavalier, and Corsa to name but a few. The car maker also produced the Bedford van, one of the most popular(…)

A look back at the Vauxhall Cavalier Mk1 1975-1981 0

Depending on who you ask, the Cavalier is often credited as the car that saved Vauxhall’s bacon. Derived from the Opel Ascona two and four door saloon, it became the perfect car to rival the dominant Ford Cortina, which was conquering all that lay before it on the UK’s roads in the mid seventies. Similar(…)