Vauxhall

Vauxhall gears up to rival Mazda in affordable sports car market 0

We’re picturing Vauxhall revving its engines next to Mazda at a traffic light now, all Fast & Furious like. Though the official line states that Vauxhall’s newest sports car model was unveiled as a tribute to the XVR concept car that stunned audiences at the Geneva motor show fifty years ago, many are speculating that,(…)

Vauxhall announce all-electric Ampera-e 0

Surging into the electric car competition, Vauxhall announce their affordable model they hope will spark sales. The new all-electric Vauxhall Ampera-e will join Vauxhall’s production line as part of its 29-strong model missive which expects to be complete by 2020. The car was unveiled recently at an event in Germany, and is said to be(…)

Vauxhall to publish real-world fuel/emissions data 0

A few weeks ago we covered a story about PSA Peugeot Citroen announcing their plan to publish real-world fuel economy (mpg) and emissions figures to the public. Well, Vauxhall Opel has now become the second carmaker in the UK to join the transparency plan. After the Volkswagen emissions scandal hit, buyers have been much more(…)

Vauxhall “Corsa Cannibals” continue to strike 0

Imagine getting ready for work, only to go outside and find your shiny, red Vauxhall Corsa with no bonnet… or wheels… or bumper… or, you see where I’m going with this. Well, that’s been happening to hundreds of Vauxhall Corsa owners over the last two years. Dubbed the “Corsa Cannibals” – we know, it sounds(…)

Vauxhall Zafira in emissions scandal – BBC Panorama 0

The Zafira has been the focal point of Vauxhall’s brand for a few weeks now, and not in a positive way. We’re sure you’ve heard about the Zafira B model fire claims already, but here’s another accusation to throw onto the fire. The Zafira has been dragged into the VW emissions scandal… again. On Monday,(…)

Vauxhall has brought the Viva back 0

The Viva fever is back after a 36-year hiatus. Vauxhall has released a new entry-level car to its range, but you may know the name already. The Viva was first launched in 1963 and it was a hit with the public, who were searching for value for money. The original Viva sold a huge 1.5(…)

2015 Vauxhall Corsa VXR 0

Vauxhall are set to release the all new Corsa VXR in May later this year, with the aim to challenge the Ford Fiesta ST as Britain’s best hot hatchback.   Re-worked engine The new  Vauxhall Corsa XVR uses the old 1.6 litre turbo-charged engine from the old version the Corsa with some modifications, changed like(…)

Ellesmere Port Plant was close to closure 0

Duncan Aldred revealed today possibly the worst kept secret at Vauxhall, the Ellesmere plant almost closed down. Since the European mass car market has slowed down over recent years, Vauxhall along with many other European mass car producers have been severely affected. Over the years there have been job losses, profit dips and poor sales.(…)

Brand new Vauxhall Adam S revealed 0

The mini city car Vauxhall Adam  now has a new variant added to the list. The sportier S model will be able to produce 148 BHP, being turbocharged. With power comes responsibility, therefore bigger brakes have been installed. The vehicle will be displayed at the Geneva Motor Show as a production preview concept car. It(…)

A great December for General Motors and co 0

Sales for General Motors, Vauxhall’s holding company, were up in America for December of last year.   A great December all round Compared to last year, sales were up by 5 %. Overall it was one the best ever December’s for the automotive industry. General Motors along with Ford and Chrysler reported great sales during(…)