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(…)

The three best Vauxhalls 0

Vauxhall has long been synonymous with performance, economy, and practicality. With only a few notable exceptions (which we won’t be mentioning here), each new offering seems to so perfectly understand the environment it was designed for, taking to the roads effortlessly with a design so carefully thought out it seems as if all eventualities have(…)

Vauxhall/Opel to launch SUV offensive 0

As things stand, the refreshed Mokka X is currently the sole SUV in the Vauxhall/Opel stable, and in that respect, they have slipped behind the competition. Things are about to change however… AutoExpress has revealed that five new additions to their SUV range are planned by the car-maker. The first to hit the market will(…)

Vivas could become classic cars under new government proposals 0

Under new proposals put forward by the Ministry of Transport, Vauxhall Vivas may see themselves reclassified as classic cars. According to British and EU laws, any vehicle manufactured before 1960 is exempt from the standard MOT tests as they are recognised as classic cars. Other cars under consideration for the possible reclassification are Austin Allegros(…)

Paris Motor Show to debut Mokka X and Zafira Tourer 0

Next week’s Paris Motor Show will see the debuts of the upcoming Vauxhall Mokka X and Zafira Tourer models, ahead of their dealer launch in October. Both the interior and exterior has been redesigned on the Mokka X, the model also features a new powertrain and Onstar and Apple CarPlay. The Mokka X has proved(…)

Four things you probably didn’t know about the Vauxhall Corsa 0

The Vauxhall Corsa first appeared over 30 years ago, and has since become a popular fixture on our roads throughout several generations – it’s  now on its fifth incarnation – and has sold over two million units, enduringly popular with the young and old alike. Here are four things you probably didn’t know about the(…)

Top ten Vauxhall tips 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.(…)

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(…)

Anger as ‘fixed’ Vauxhall Zafira catches fire 0

After it was recalled and ‘fixed’, Angela Layton thought she could rest easy, knowing the chances of her Vauxhall Zafira bursting into flames were negligible. Then…you can guess what happened. The Zafira B has been a dark episode for the car maker, with hundreds catching fire due to an issue with the car’s heating system.(…)