Vauxhall Technology

5 reasons to buy a Vauxhall Viva 0

The Vauxhall Viva is the smallest car offered in the UK by the car maker, beneath the Corsa and Astra hatchback, and with an entry level price of just £8,745, the dent in your wallet is on the modest size too. As many people will tell you however, just because it’s smaller, doesn’t mean you’re(…)

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 say VXR8 GTS-R will be brand’s last V8 0

The Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R is likely to be the brand’s final V8-engined Vauxhall as production comes to an end later this year. October will see an end to the Commodore, but before then, plans are afoot to transform a further 15 into VXR8 GTR-Rs, with 587bhp and 546lb ft of torque. This will make the(…)

Vauxhall at the Geneva Motor Show 0

The Geneva Motor Show opens its doors to the public today and Vauxhall are using the prestige event to show off three of its forthcoming models: The Insignia Grand Sport, Insignia Sports Tourer, and Crossland X. In the UK alone last year, Insignia sales were well in excess of 25,000; the new edition is set(…)

Vauxhall GT still in the pipeline 0

A rear-wheel-drive GT concept is still very much in the pipeline, almost a year after the car was first unveiled by Vauxhall-Opel at the Geneva Motor Show. The dual-company believes it still has around two years to make a final decision about production before the proposed design loses its appeal. The companies’ chairman Karl-Thomas Neumann(…)

Vauxhall celebrates one year anniversary of OnStar 0

A year has passed since the introduction of Vauxhall’s OnStar system to its vehicles in the UK, and much in the same way as it was with cousin Opel, it’s been a major success. The service, which offers on board communication, security, navigation and regular diagnostic checkups, has revolutionised on-board computer intelligence, and set a(…)

Vauxhall has ambitious plans for 2017 0

Vauxhall have revealed ambitious plans for 2017, with the intention of releasing as many as five new models over the next twelve months, complementing its already significant range. “2017 will be a landmark year for Vauxhall,” said Vauxhall Chairman and Managing Director Rory Harvey. The carmaker intends to launch a new flagship model, in the(…)

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(…)

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(…)