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Vauxhall News

As more and more cars take to the busy city streets, parking spaces are at a premium. How many times have we all overlooked tight parking spaces for fear of damaging our cars under the gaze of impatient drivers?Thanks to the new rear parking sensor systems from Vauxhall Accessories, those days of problem parking could be a thing of the past. For just £229, bumper mounted parking sensors can be fitted to any Vauxhall model, giving you the confidence to squeeze into that last space with ease.  Also available as

Renowned shoe designer Jonathan Kelsey completes his Vauxhall Collective commission with a luxurious driving set available to buy. Hailed as the "British Louboutin", shoe designer Jonathan Kelsey brings glamour and sophistication to British drivers with his luxury driving set, consisting of key fob, driving gloves and steering wheel cover in his trade mark metallic leather and heavy black stitching. Studded gold leather driving gloves, compliment the steering wheel cover’s metallic black an

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

VX Racing debuts its new look for 2009 at today’s HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship media day held at Rockingham Motor Speedway. Incumbent VX Racing drivers, Fabrizio Giovanardi and Matt Neal, will be joined by Andrew Jordan this season for a three-car assault on the championship. While the cars of Giovanardi and Neal will wear very similar liveries, Jordan’s Vauxhall will feature the unique branding of his own commercial partners. Out on the track, each driver’s car will be dist

Despite the current economic malaise, Vauxhall’s 2009 European Car of the Year has been a resounding success, bucking a downward sales trend with more than 15,000 orders taken in the first month of the car reaching dealer showrooms in the UK. Enhancing the range still further on April 10 is the Sports Tourer model, the third significant body style in the Insignia’s line-up and the first new model to be added since the car’s launch. Re

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

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

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

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

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

The increasingly important issue of employees using their private cars on company business, is being successfully tackled by leading training provider VT Education and Skills through the introduction of a company car scheme involving a fleet of 100 Vauxhall Corsas. As a result, the Portsmouth based company, which is the largest work-based training provider in the UK, is significantly reducing its carbon footprint as well as improving safety fo

vauxhall/opel flextreme receives prestigious red dot design award

The Flextreme concept car has been recognised by an international jury for its outstanding design and has received the prestigious red dot award in a ceremony in Singapore. The international red dot design award ranks among the largest and most renowned design prizes in the world.  The red dot Singapore prize is awarded to the best design concept “that has the power to improve our world in the future”. It is granted to products by an int