Vauxhall Car News:

  • Vauxhall Insignia interior: first pictures

    04 June 2008 by Ben Pulman

    Prepare for some confusion. A few months ago Vauxhall released the first official pictures of the new Insignia’s exterior. However, there were no interior photos, although some inevitably leaked...

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  • Vauxhall VXR8 gets new V8

    06 May 2008 by Ben Pulman

    Vauxhall’s VXR8 is getting a new V8. The latest bent eight – designated LS3 – gains an extra 195cc to take power up to 425bhp. The 6.2-litre V8 is same engine that has also found its way into the...

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  • Vauxhall Insignia (2008): first pictures

    17 April 2008 by Tim Pollard

    You’ve seen the leaked images and the scoops, but now the wait is finally over. These are the first officially sanctioned photographs of the new Vauxhall Insignia – marking the end of two decade of...

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  • Vauxhall's new badge

    09 April 2008 by Tim Pollard

    Vauxhall has redesigned its griffin badge - and the new Insignia is the first car that will bear the new mascot. It's a typically modern rebranding: the graphic designers have zoomed in on the upper...

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  • Opel Meriva concept

    05 March 2008 by Ben Barry

    What’s new on the Opel/Vauxhall stand at Geneva? Opel (Vauxhall wasn’t represented) chose to showcase the Meriva concept for the first time in Geneva. It features the FlexDoor system – a combination...

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  • Vauxhall Meriva concept teaser (2008)

    21 February 2008 by Glen Waddington

    It's suicide time for Vauxhall's mini-MPV. This sneak preview of the Meriva concept to be unveiled at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show reveals suicide-style rear doors that will be a production certainty...

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  • Vauxhall Zafira (2008): first official pictures

    15 February 2008 by Tim Pollard

    Vauxhall is about to give its Zafira MPV – Britain’s best-selling people carrier – a spruce-up. The facelifted model arrives in time for the new March 2008 ‘08’ number plate, but buyers will be hard...

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  • Opel cans Calibra Mk2

    24 January 2008 by Ben Oliver

    The European Union’s proposed fines for carmakers who break its tough CO2 limits have already killed off a new Calibra, GM’s car guru Bob Lutz told CAR Online. General Motors is working on a new,...

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  • Vauxhall Vectra renamed as Insignia

    03 December 2007 by

    Insignia badge signals a new era for Vauxhall, which means forgetting all about the Vectra

    Vauxhall has renamed its Vectra replacement, and like we all thought, it's going to be called Insignia. According to Vauxhall the Insignia name represents 'a new name for a new era', and we'll see if...

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  • GM's next eco-concept car

    12 October 2007 by Ben Oliver

    General Motors will unveil a European concept car built on its radical new E-Flex platform at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The concept will feature radical styling, with a diesel engine acting as a generator for the concept’s electric motor. And General Motors is believed to be collaborating with urban electric scooter manufacturer Segway; the unnamed concept may be able to carry...

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  • Opel Flexstreme concept

    11 September 2007 by Tim Pollard

    Opel Flextreme: the lowdown Vauxhall’s European sister brand Opel showed off its surprise at Frankfurt today – the new Flextreme concept car. Under that voluminous monocab body lies GM’s E-Flex...

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  • Opel Flexstreme

    11 September 2007 by Tim Pollard

    Opel Flextreme: the lowdown Vauxhall’s European sister brand Opel showed off its surprise at Frankfurt today – the new Flextreme concept car. Under that voluminous monocab body lies GM’s E-Flex...

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  • GM's next eco-concept car

    03 July 2007 by Ben Oliver

    General Motors will unveil a European concept car built on its radical new E-Flex platform at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The concept will feature radical styling, with a diesel engine acting as...

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  • Vauxhall Corsa SRi

    08 June 2007 by Tim Pollard

    Vauxhall Corsa SRi: the lowdown Can't afford the VXR, but want something to spice up your Corsa? Vauxhall, or rather sister company Opel, unwrapped a new junior hot hatch at this week's Barcelona...

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  • Vauxhall's World Environment Day Initiative

    05 June 2007 by Ben Oliver

    Vauxhall is offering a hefty £1000 discount off your new car if you agree to scrap your old one. The incentive applies to all makes of trade-in, but only if you’re buying one of Vauxhall’s most...

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  • Vauxhall's World Environment Day Initiative

    05 June 2007 by Ben Oliver

    Vauxhall is using World Environment Day to launch its latest green initiative - a hefty £1000 discount off your new car if you agree to scrap your old one. The incentive applies to all makes of...

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  • Opel GTC Concept

    08 March 2007 by Gavin Green

    Looks good. But is it just some flight of fancy concept car with as much High Street relevance as one of Naomi Campbell’s more outrageous catwalk creations? Not at all. Believe it or not, the next...

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  • Vectra wins US Car of the Year

    08 January 2007 by Phil McNamara

    It's enough to make Jeremy Clarkson's hair curl – even more. A US version of the Vauxhall Vectra – the Saturn Aura – has won North American Car of the Year. The car derided by TV presenter Clarkson...

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  • Vauxhall Corsa SRi

    28 September 2006 by Phil McNamara

    Vauxhall Corsa SRi: the lowdown Here's a sneak preview of a junior Corsa VXR – disguised as a panel van. Vauxhall/Opel will unveil the Corsavan concept at the Paris motor show tomorrow (Thursday 28),...

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  • Supercharged Monaro leads VXR upgrades

    07 September 2006 by Phil McNamara

    Vauxhall is throwing heaps more power at its two VXR flagships. The Monaro V8 coupe is being supercharged, by Kent dealer Greens of Rainham. The 6.0-litre unit's peak power and torque jump by 25...

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  • Crash test verdict on Corsa and S-Max

    25 August 2006 by Phil McNamara

    The new Vauxhall Corsa – set to be one of Britain's best-selling cars – has scored a maximum five stars for occupant safety, in the Euro NCAP crash tests. Ford's new S-Max also got full...

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  • Vauxhall's 200bhp Corsa leads VXR onslaught

    23 August 2006 by Angus Fitton

    Vauxhall is in the final stages of signing off the storming Corsa VXR. The latest VXR runs a turbocharged 1.6-litre developing a thumping 200bhp, spinning the front wheels via a six-speed box. Much of...

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  • Global GM chassis starts testing

    10 August 2006 by Phil McNamara

    General Motors' new Epsilon II chassis – to be employed around the world by Vauxhall/Opel, Saab, Chevrolet and other brands – has hit the road for testing. Pictured here beneath the next Chevrolet...

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