Astra

A look back at the Vauxhall Belmont (1986 – 1991) 0

This retrospective look back at a stalwart of yesteryear, could quite easily fall under the heading of ‘Forgotten cars’ or ‘Whatever happened to…’ such is its legacy in the collective public memory. Additionally, the car’s legacy is further undermined by Vauxhall’s propensity to recycle model names – think Astra and Corsa – and yet the(…)

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 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(…)

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.(…)

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(…)

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(…)

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 Win Again… And Again 0

As we have previously mentioned in another article, Vauxhall and Opel have had an extremely successful year to date. The GT Concept, Astra and the Corsa have picked up numerous awards between them; Opel have also seen record sales which keep getting stronger month on month, and as a result, the brand image is beginning(…)

Vauxhall Astra Success 0

The Vauxhall Astra has been one of the most successful cars this year. Not only does it have a huge following amongst the motoring world’s journalists and critics, is it beginning to pick up huge momentum with the general population too. Let’s face it, the seventh generation Vauxhall Astra is an excellent car. This can(…)

Brexit And The Vauxhall Astra 0

It has been some time after Brexit now and we certainly have been feeling the repercussions of the decision to leave the European Union.  Many countries are not a fan of this decision at all, whilst some European citizens are completely disgusted by the majority of the British population’s decision to leave. So, after looking(…)