Vauxhall

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(…)

A look back at the Vauxhall Carlton and Viceroy (1978 – 1982) 0

By the late 1970s, Vauxhall was firmly in Opel’s grip. The launch of the Carlton in 1978 marked the end of the Transcontinental FE/VX range. By this point, each of Vauxhall’s mid-range models was to all intents and purposes a slightly reworked Opel. The Carlton – as it was known on these shores – was(…)

A look back at the Vauxhall Senator (1987 – 1994) 0

The Vauxhall Senator: the ultimate car for the businessman in a hurry. If truth be told, the Senator was really just a reworked Carlton decked out with a swish new body. The iconic front grille was certainly unique and gave the Senator a proper identity of its own. Embraced by the UK police force, 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 Chevette 2300HS (1978 – 1980) 0

The standard Vauxhall Chevette was the perfect car for motoring round town and was rightfully embraced by the British public who bought them in huge numbers. As good as it was in its natural habitat, it certainly wasn’t quick. Then there was the HS… Originally built for Group 4 rally homologation purposes as a potential(…)

Vauxhall add two new trim levels to Vivaro van range 0

Vauxhall has revealed two new trim levels for the Vivaro. The new models have been titled the Tourer Elite and Combi Plus and the carmaker says they’ll offer increased comfort and flexibility of use. Both will be positioned towards the higher end of the Vivaro range. The Tourer Elite has been marketed towards the shuttle(…)

Vauxhall recall 10,000 vehicles due to sunroof problem 0

Vauxhall has started a recall involving 10,000 of its Adam model after a fault was found with the sunroof that could potentially cause it to detach from the vehicle. The fault is the result of a defect in the printing process on the glass panel, which could cause the sunroof to separate from the main(…)

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(…)

A look back at the Vauxhall Calibra Turbo 4×4 0

The Calibra Turbo looked incredible and was ludicrously fast. Considering the fact it was spawned by a company that at the time specialised in churning our slightly bland fleet cars for salesmen, this certainly put a cat amongst the pigeons when it was first released in 1992. Able to pelt along at 150mph, the Calibra(…)

1990s Lotus Carlton – Vauxhall’s most iconic car 0

Sifting back over Vauxhall’s long and illustrious past, there have been many popular models that have won the hearts of fans: the Chevette HS, Astra GTE, the Calibra Turbo to name but a few. Each have their devoties, loyal to the core and passionate about their particular favourite. There is one Vauxhall however, that the(…)