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(…)

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(…)

‘Business as usual’ says Vauxhall chief 0

The recent Geneva Motor Show was meant to be a showcase for Vauxhall, a chance to bask in the excitement surrounding the brand’s latest releases, notably the Insignia Grand Sport, Sports Tourer and Crossland X SUV. Instead, all the talk was about the PSA takeover of Opel-Vauxhall, and what the future holds for the company’s(…)

Top ten Vauxhall facts you probably didn’t know 0

Vauxhall’s most famous engine, the 2-litre 16V 20XE Red Top was produced from 1988 to 1994 and was originally fitted to the Astra, Calibra, and Cavalier. Since then, it has subsequently been fitted to just about every other model. The Nova Sport is one of Vauxhall’s better known special editions, a homologation special for rallying.(…)

Winter is over – Time to spring clean your Vauxhall! 0

Giving your Vauxhall the spring clean it deserves takes more than a bucket of soapy water and a sponge. So, how can you go the extra miles and have your car looking like it’s just rolled out of the showroom? Here are a few tips: Don’t clean in extreme heat or direct sunlight. In fairness,(…)

PSA seals £1.9bn takeover of Vauxhall 0

The French car giant, the PSA Group, have been confirmed as the new owner of the European wing of General Motors. The deal is expected to be in the region of £1.9bn and includes both the Vauxhall and Opel marques. The announcement brings to an end weeks of speculation about the possible agreement and its(…)

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(…)