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Art Car To Star At Heritage Centre Drive It Day!

Fans of classic and vintage vehicles are gearing up for ‘Drive it Day’ – the one day a year where owners of old cars, bikes and trucks are encouraged to take to the road and celebrate the freedom of motoring. And to mark the occasion, Vauxhall is once again opening up its Heritage Centre as a Drive it Day destination – with a very special guest. 25-year old Ian Cook is widely regarded for his unusual car-related artwork, which he creates by using old tyres and remote control models to drive through th

Ecoflex Zafira Gets Green Light With New Engine

Using a new-to-range 1.7-litre advanced diesel engine emitting combined emissions of just 139g/km, Vauxhall’s latest addition to the Zafira line-up has all the right credentials to become the first ecoFLEX model in the range. This ultra-low emissions figure also means that it’s one of the greenest and most fuel efficient seven-seat compact MPVs on the market. And with its lower emissions, the ecoFLEX is the first Zafira to enter Band C for Vehicle Excise Duty – costing just £120 per year – while its

Grab Some Team Spirit With Vauxhall’S New VX Racing Models

With the 2009 BTCC season almost upon us, Vauxhall has just launched two stunning limited editions based on the Corsa and Astra VXR to celebrate VX Racing’s success in the 2008 British Touring Car Championship. Known as the Corsa and Astra VX Racing Editions, they will have a combined production run of 888 cars. And that number just happens to coincide with the name of Vauxhall’s race experts, Triple Eight Engineering, who build and prepar

Vauxhall VXR8 Bathurst S Edition

Few will claim that Vauxhall’s storming VXR8 super-saloon is lacking in the power stakes, but just in case there were any doubters, the Bathurst S Edition will put them straight. Thanks to the addition of a Walkinshaw Performance 122 Supercharger, the Bathurst S dispenses 560 V8 horsepower, compared with the standard car’s 431 horsepower, and produces searing acceleration throughout the rev-range and a spine-tingling, banshee wail when you hit the loud pedal. The Bathurst S Edition joi

Vauxhall Offers The Most Low Emissions Models

The current financial situation means that fleet managers are scrutinising costs even more closely than usual, with concerns including high fuel prices and increasing environmental pressures. With this in mind, Vauxhall is offering fleet customers more choice than any other manufacturer to reduce their environmental impact, with more than 366 model variants to choose from with carbon dioxide emissions of less than 160g/km. With Vauxhall’s huge range of low emissions models, there’s never been so much choice

Corsavan - Small Van Of The Year 2008

Small vans with low running costs have never been more popular – and according to leading light commercial vehicle magazine What Van?, the Vauxhall Corsavan is the best of the lot. The prestigious publication awarded Corsavan the title of ‘Small Van of the Year 2008’ – the second year in succession that it has taken the accolade - citing its road manners, fuel economy and modern, streamlined styling as the key features that made it more attractive than rivals. What Van? Editor Neil

Lotus Carlton Voted Favourite Vauxhall Of All Time

The 176mph Lotus Carlton super-saloon has been voted the UK’s favourite Vauxhall in a poll of 630 owners ran by the website vauxhalldriverscentre. The results – which also included votes for the favourite Vauxhall from the last five years – were gathered over a single month and put the Lotus Carlton in first p

Vauxhall Corsa Gets Top Marks From Adi's Examiners

The Vauxhall Corsa has been voted Britain’s Training Car of the Year for a fourth consecutive time, polling nearly half of all the votes cast by driving instructors and road safety professionals who read adiNEWS. A total of 43.9 per cent of adiNEWS’s readers voted for the Corsa, with both instructors and pupils

Vauxhall Insignia voted car of the year 2009

In one of the hardest-fought contests in recent years, Vauxhall’s Insignia has taken the honours as 2009 European Car of the Year, polling an impressive 321 votes. The 59-strong jury of senior motoring journalists from 23 European countries voted the Insignia first, with the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Golf coming in second and third respectively.Steve Cropley, editor-in-chief of Autocar, COTY’s British-based sponsoring magazine said: “We are delighted to be able to deliver good news at such a tough time.

Vauxhall Insignia - The Buffed And The Beautiful!

Vauxhall Insignia has unveiled the first ever drive-on grille and light shine service for cars. A quirky twist on the famous New York shoeshine chair, the ‘Insignia Shine Service’ has been built to highlight the importance of maintaining clean front and rear lights on cars, especially as the clocks go back this weekend and winter is drawing in. The Highway Code says that drivers must keep all lights on their cars clean and clear at all times, but new research from Vauxhall Insignia shows Brits aren’t doin

Estate practicality wrapped in elegant style

The new Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer raises the bar for premium design in the mid-size estate sector, combining the elegance of its hatch and saloon siblings with an even higher degree of practicality and versatility. Two new engines for the entire Insignia range also make their world premiere at the Paris Motor Show (October 4 - 19). The innovative 2.0-litre BiTurbo diesel with cleantech combustion system has 190PS, and the down-sized 1.6-litre petrol turbo engine produces 180PS. The Insignia Sports Tour

All-new Astra set to take compact class by storm in 2009

The next generation Vauxhall Astra will receive its premiere at next year’s Frankfurt Show, delivering a compelling mix of technical innovation and groundbreaking design that promises to raise the bar in the compact sector. With its flowing lines and signature sculpted blade, the new Astra will carry the spirit of