Vauxhall

10 strange reasons for failing your driving test 0

A Vauxhall makes an ideal car for those first taking to the roads. Its easy drivability eases learner drivers at a gentle pace towards their tests. The driving test itself is a rite of passage for most people, and it celebrated its 80th anniversary last year. Here’s a few of the more absurd reasons why(…)

Vauxhall reveal new Grandland X SUV 0

Vauxhall have unveiled details of their new SUV, the Grandland X. Using the same platform as the Peugeot 3008, it will cost somewhere in the region of £22,000 when it starts to appear in showrooms in 2018. The Grandland X is the first new Vauxhall model since the PSA Group’s buyout of the General Motor’s(…)

Vauxhall to honour bright yellow Corsa driver 0

You may have read in one of our earlier blogs about the Cotswold village resident who had been accused of blighting his picturesque village with his offensively bright yellow Corsa. A convoy of 100 similarly bright vehicles were recently driven through Arlington Row, in the pretty hamlet of Bibury, in a show of solidarity for(…)

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(…)

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.(…)

Winter is over – Time to spring clean your Vauxhall! 0

Giving your Vauxhall the spring clean it deserves takes more than a bucket of soapy water and a sponge. So, how can you go the extra miles and have your car looking like it’s just rolled out of the showroom? Here are a few tips: Don’t clean in extreme heat or direct sunlight. In fairness,(…)

PSA seals £1.9bn takeover of Vauxhall 0

The French car giant, the PSA Group, have been confirmed as the new owner of the European wing of General Motors. The deal is expected to be in the region of £1.9bn and includes both the Vauxhall and Opel marques. The announcement brings to an end weeks of speculation about the possible agreement and its(…)

Classic car fans angry as Vauxhall restarts scrappage scheme 0

Classic car fans have taken angrily to social media after a picture emerged of an Austin Maestro abandoned in a skip outside a Suffolk dealership. The stunt was part of an advertising promotion for Vauxhall’s latest scrappage scheme, similar to the one introduced by the government in 2009. The original scheme gave owners of older(…)

New Opel/Vauxhall Corsa aims to end Fiesta dominance 0

A new set of spy photos are currently doing the rounds in the motoring press, as Vauxhall/Opel begins the testing of the car they hope will end the dominance enjoyed for so long by the Ford Fiesta. Spotted being put through its paces on public roads, the new Corsa is expected to hit showrooms by(…)