Ellesmere port

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 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(…)

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(…)

Vince Cable calls for Ellesmere Port Plant to stay open 0

It is one of our most iconic car factories in the UK. General Motors have considered closing the Vauxhall Ellesmere factory in an attempt to reduce car capacity as European operations are currently making a huge loss. Vince Cable has called for General Motors to make a long term commitment to the future of Vauxhall(…)