Vauxhall celebrate 4 millionth Astra at Ellesmere Port 0

Vauxhall are celebrating after the 4 millionth Astra rolled off the production line at the firm’s plant in Ellesmere Port. To honour the landmark, staff at the factory choreographed an enormous mosaic in the plant’s car park formed entirely of red and white Astras, spelling out the impressive statistic. The image took over 12 hours(…)

A look back at the Vauxhall Chevette 2300HS (1978 – 1980) 0

The standard Vauxhall Chevette was the perfect car for motoring round town and was rightfully embraced by the British public who bought them in huge numbers. As good as it was in its natural habitat, it certainly wasn’t quick. Then there was the HS… Originally built for Group 4 rally homologation purposes as a potential(…)

Vauxhall add two new trim levels to Vivaro van range 0

Vauxhall has revealed two new trim levels for the Vivaro. The new models have been titled the Tourer Elite and Combi Plus and the carmaker says they’ll offer increased comfort and flexibility of use. Both will be positioned towards the higher end of the Vivaro range. The Tourer Elite has been marketed towards the shuttle(…)

Vauxhall recall 10,000 vehicles due to sunroof problem 0

Vauxhall has started a recall involving 10,000 of its Adam model after a fault was found with the sunroof that could potentially cause it to detach from the vehicle. The fault is the result of a defect in the printing process on the glass panel, which could cause the sunroof to separate from the main(…)

A look back at the Vauxhall Viva HA (1963 – 1966) 0

You’d be forgiven for calling Vauxhall’s first post-war small car a bit ‘after the Lord Mayor’s show’. By the time it made its debut in 1963, its main rivals such as the Triumph Herald, Morris Minor, Austin A40 and Ford Anglia 105E had been around for a while, were well established and selling in huge(…)

A look back at the Vauxhall Calibra Turbo 4×4 0

The Calibra Turbo looked incredible and was ludicrously fast. Considering the fact it was spawned by a company that at the time specialised in churning our slightly bland fleet cars for salesmen, this certainly put a cat amongst the pigeons when it was first released in 1992. Able to pelt along at 150mph, the Calibra(…)

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(…)

A look back at the Vauxhall Carlton (1986 – 1994) 0

Today’s blast from the past takes us back to the mid-1980s to revisit the second generation of an iconic Vauxhall model. Though not quite as popular as the first edition, the later model still shifted a fair few in the early days before interest ultimately waned. Join us, as we travel back to the era(…)

10 top tips on how to maximise fuel efficiency for your Vauxhall 0

As a Vauxhall driver, there may not be an awful lot you can do to influence the cost of fuel, but it is possible to drive in a more fuel efficient manner. Here are a few tips to help you save money on your weekly fuel bill. Drive smoothly. Research shows that heavy acceleration, abrupt(…)

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(…)