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    by Published on 23-12-2013 21:09
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    The car you see here, the Vauxhall Astra VXR, is fairly typical fare for the unusual VXR performance sub-brand. It is identifiable not by its common theme of focused, high-revving pace, startlingly sharp handling or race-derived engineering nous.

    Nope. VXR is rather more straightforward: if you can stick a Vauxhall badge on it, and it’s a little bit bonkers, it could just make the grade.



    Outwardly, the Astra looks wild. It also seems like quite good ...
    by Published on 24-09-2011 09:18  Number of Views: 4447 
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    This month Opel formally introduced the RAK e experimental vehicle – an all-new battery-powered electric vehicle that can travel 100 kilometers (61 miles) for one euro ($1.36), weighs a third of a modern small car and can reach 120 km/h (75 mph) in less than 13 seconds. "We want to develop electric vehicles that everyone can afford," said Karl-Friedrich Stracke, Opel CEO, at the world premiere in Frankfurt. "The RAK e experimental vehicle aims to deliver pricing that even younger customers can ...
    by Published on 24-09-2011 09:04  Number of Views: 5420 
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    Vauxhall’s mid-size coupe challenger caused a stir when it became available to order in June. With a starting price of just £18,495 and dramatic styling from a design team led by Brit, Mark Adams, the GTC is set to wow UK customers and rock the established front runners in its class – the Volkswagen Scirocco and the Renault Megane Coupe. But the GTC’s appeal runs far deeper than its rakish lines. Unlike many three-door versions of existing compact hatches, the GTC – like the Astra Sports Hatch ...
    by Published on 24-09-2011 08:58  Number of Views: 4656 
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    These are the first official pictures of Vauxhall’s most powerful Corsa ever, the new VXR Nurburgring Edition, which goes on sale in late May and aims to raise the bar in the hot-hatch class for performance and dynamics. At the heart of the N*rburgring is a re-worked version of the Corsa VXR’s existing 1.6-litre turbocharged engine which now produces 205PS* at 5,750rpm (up from 192PS) and 250-280Nm of torque (up from 230-266Nm). A modified engine management and turbocharger system, sports exhaust ...
    by Published on 03-04-2011 20:32  Number of Views: 3624 
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    These are the first official pictures of Vauxhall’s Zafira Tourer Concept, which makes its world debut at next week’s Geneva Motor Show and gives the strongest hint yet at what a production-ready version may look like. Combining “lounge-on-wheels” luxury with the same high degree of flexibility the Zafira name has become synonymous with over the last 12 years, the concept’s cabin has a light, airy feel and generous space for rear-seat passengers. ...
    by Published on 20-02-2011 16:29  Number of Views: 11690 
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    Autocar are showing these leaked images of the next Vauxhall Astra VXR. It looks pretty much as expected based on the styling of current Vauxhall VXR models. The rear end look very reminiscent of the Astra H VXR, with the front end having a very Insignia look to it. Overall, it looks great. Autocar are also reporting that the next-gen VXR will get around 50bhp more, taking its power output to just shy of 300bhp. It will also feature a UK-honed and track-developed chassis designed to give it ...
    by Published on 04-01-2011 11:00  Number of Views: 5188 
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    Vauxhall’s storming VXR8 model is back with a vengeance, packing heavily revised front and rear end styling, a new cabin and a raft of new technology to enhance its appeal to drivers in search of one of the last, great rear-drive V8 super-saloons. Priced at £49,500 (inc. 20 per cent VAT) and available to order later this month, the new VXR8 is now based on HSV’s E3 GTS model, just launched in Australia, the previous VXR8 representing the old version of the lower-spec ClubSport R8 ...
    by Published on 14-12-2010 12:29  Number of Views: 2589 
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    These are the first official shots of Vauxhall’s Corsa, sporting its fresh new face, trims and colours ready for delivery to first UK customers in February next year. The Corsa, Vauxhall’s second best-selling model after the Astra, and a near-permanent fixture in the UK’s top-three best sellers’ list, has now adopted many of the premium styling cues from other recently launched Vauxhalls, such as the Insignia, Astra and Meriva. ...
    by Published on 21-11-2010 10:11  Number of Views: 1725 

    A funny video posted on YouTube by Total Vauxhall Magazine shows one of the production line robots at Ellesmere Port taking some time out from building the Mk6 Vauxhall Astras to play some golf. In September it was announced that more than 300 jobs will be created at Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port plant thanks to securing the contract for the Astra Sports Tourer, which also secures the jobs of 2,500 workers already based at the factory for the immediate future. ...
    by Published on 21-11-2010 09:54  Number of Views: 1872 
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    A bit a of a random article for MIGWeb, but in an attempt to push the Vauxhall/Opel brand, Katie Melua has been appointed brand ambassador. The main push appears to be in relation to social responsibility - and in particular highlights the forthcoming Vauxhall Ampera hybrid car due for release in 2012. The Vauxhall press release and a webcast video is after the break. ...