Showing posts in the category of Vauxhall

New Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer Priced From £16,585 In The UK

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The practical Sports Tourer is the latest addition to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra’s range, offering bigger space for its passengers and luggage.

All-New Astra Can't Help But Yank Luxury Class' Chain

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Whether the Astra is teasing the luxury class by jumping over a couple of very expensive saloons, or simply promoting their OnStar system, it just seems like their message is one and the same.

Scoop: Opel’s Mokka Undergoes A Light Nip-And-Tuck For 2016

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Three years after it launched in Europe, Opel and Vauxhall’s Mokka sub-compact SUV is getting ready to receive a mid-cycle refresh.

Vauxhall Preaches Importance Of Parallel Parking

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As this year marks the 80th anniversary of the UK driving test, Vauxhall has appointed their all-new Corsa to help cure learner drivers' parallel parking woes.

Vauxhall Brings Together Corsa VXR And Lamborghini's Aventador [w/Video]

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This overly dramatic showdown doesn't just feature a modern-day Premier League star, but also former Liverpool and Newcastle player John Barnes, as well as commentator Chris Kamara.

How Does The 1980s Astra GTE Fare Against The New 2015 Astra VXR / OPC?

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Whenever we see old vs new battles on the drag strip, we instantly know it's not a matter of who wins, but rather how badly is the old model going to lose. Such is the case here, indeed.

Newly Appointed Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp To Drive An Insignia [w/Video]

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Former Dortmund superstar coach Jurgen Klopp might have changed clubs recently, but that doesn't mean he's ready to give up driving an Opel Insignia. Though with a Vauxhall badge from now on.

Review Finds New Opel/Vauxhall Astra So Much Better In Scaring Golfs Away

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As the compact segment welcomes the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra, the first reviews are landing with interesting results.

All-New Tucson Tops Latest Euro NCAP Tests, Mazda MX-5 & Opel Karl Get 4 Stars

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Hyundai's brand new Tucson SUV was awarded the maximum five star rating during Euro NCAP's latest round of safety tests, while the Mazda MX-5 and the Opel Karl couldn't secure a perfect rating.

The new generation Tucson achieved high scores in all areas of assessment, showing outstanding all-around safety, especially compared to its predecessor that was tested back in 2006. The new model also featured good safety assist systems, though AEB (Automatic Emergency Braking) technology wasn't included in the final rating.

Further down the safety pecking order came the Mazda MX-5 with its four star rating - which isn't a terrible result, considering that the Audi TT (somewhat of a rival) also didn't score a full five stars.

The MX-5 behaved well in terms of all-round performance, and actually stood out during pedestrian protection tests thanks to its deployable bonnet fitted as standard. One disappointment however was the absence of AEB, where Euro NCAP officials considered that many similarly-priced cars in other segments offer this tech at least as an optional extra.

Finally, the Opel Karl city car (or Vauxhall Viva in the UK) also manged only four stars, despite the fact that its segment isn't well known for excellent safety features.

Euro NCAP technicians also found that during the frontal offset test, the dummy's head bottomed out the airbag and in the side pole impact test, the chest was poorly protected. Another issue with the Karl was that the driver slipped under the seatbelt during full-width rigid barrier testing, resulting in elevated risk at knee and femur injuries.

Even though it did secure four stars, there was a general consensus that with better optimized restraints, the Karl would have looked a bit more impressive.




Vauxhall Showcases VXR Lineup With Series Of Videos

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With a range that covers pocket rockets, hot hatches as well as quick mid-size and large saloons, Vauxhall can currently offer customers more choices in terms of going fast, than most rival manufacturers.

Next Opel Astra OPC / Vauxhall Astra VXR May Switch To 1.6-Liter Turbo

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The upcoming Opel Astra OPC and Vauxhall Astra VXR hot hatches may ditch the current 2-liter turbo engine for a smaller unit, claims a new report.

Next Opel & Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer Envisioned With Floating C-Pillar

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Regardless of which design language we'll be able to read on the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia in two years' time, if the Sports Tourer version looks anything like this artist rendering, customers might be intrigued.

New Vauxhall Astra Priced For The UK, Hits Dealers In October [120 Pics]

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The all-new Vauxhall Astra, sold as Opel on continental Europe, has just received its official pricing information for the UK market. Once it reaches showrooms in October of this year, you will be asked to part with at least £15,295 to get one of your very own.

Vauxhall Workers Used 128 New Astras To Form The Union Jack Flag [w/Video]

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To celebrate the launch of the seventh-generation Astra, workers at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant used 128 new models to create the image of the Union Jack flag.

Opel Goes On The Offensive In Frankfurt With All-New Astra

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Whether it will be jumping over very expensive cars and upsetting the luxury class, or just sitting pretty in your driveway, Opel's all-new Astra should be a force to be reckoned with.

Surf's Up For Production-Intent Opel Vivaro People-Carrier

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Normally, a passenger van like the Vivaro would go by unnoticed at an event like the Frankfurt motor show, but Opel's Surf Up Concept managed to draw a few glances with its outlandish styling.

Opel Premiers New Astra, Plans 29 New Models By 2020

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Opel may be making a fuss about their new compact Astra, but it's their future plans that grabbed our attention today during their Frankfurt show presentation.

Future 2017 Opel & Vauxhall Insignia Has Big Shoes To Fill

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The first generation Insignia took some getting used to, especially after everybody in Europe was expecting an all-new Vectra. However, the name change also brought with it great success in terms of sales.

All-New Opel Astra Sports Tourer Is Lighter And More Economical, Offers More Space

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Following an earlier preview, Opel has officially released information about the all-new Astra Sports Tourer, which offers more space despite having the exact same dimensions as its predecessor.

Debuting alongside the hatchback version at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Astra Sports Tourer is based on a new lightweight vehicle architecture that makes it up to 200kg (441lbs) lighter than the outgoing model. As a result, Opel says the new model will be more fun to drive as well as more fuel-efficient.

The latest generation Sports Tourer has the same dimensions as the outgoing model with a length of 4,702mm, a width of 1,871mm (with exterior mirrors folded in) and a height of 1,499mm. The entry-level Opel Astra Sports Tourer tips the scales at 1,263kg (2,784lbs), including the driver, and is thus 130kg (287lbs) lighter than the comparable outgoing model.

Despite that, the new model offers much more space for passengers and luggage. The driver has 26mm of additional headroom, passengers in the rear have 28mm more legroom, while the boot volume with the rear seats folded is now 1,630 liters (57.5 cu-ft) - an improvement of 80 liters.

Practical features include the automatic tailgate opening system which is activated by a small foot kicking motion under the rear bumper, optional 40/20/40 foldable rear seats as well as the FlexOrganizer product range with side rails, dividing nets and various fastening options.

There’s not much to say design-wise: the Sports Tourer features design cues from the hatchback version, with the highlight being the slightly arched sloping roofline that makes it look longer – an effect further enhanced by the divided C-pillar.

Engine options range from 95PS to 200PS and include latest generation diesel and gasoline units with a displacement range of 1.0 to 1.6 liters. The top-of-the-range engine available for the Astra Sports Tourer is the new 1.6 Ecotec Direct Injection Turbo rated at 200PS and 300Nm (221lb-ft) of torque (with overboost).

Like the hatch, the Astra Sports Tourer will be available with the IntelliLux LED matrix lights as well as assistance systems including Traffic Sign Assist, Lane Keep assist, Forward Collision Alert with Collision Imminent Braking and more. The Opel OnStar personal connectivity and service assistant and two new IntelliLink systems will also be available. The latest generation of the infotainment system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Order books for the new Astra Sports Tourer will open in Germany on October 10, 2015, with other countries to follow.