Vauxhall’s all-new fifth generation Corsa is close to the end of development, “primed to become the most efficient Corsa ever after undergoing extensive testing and tuning”. The company says its engineers have used the long polar winters in Swedish Lapland for intensive testing on frozen lakes and on snow-covered roads. Pre-production cars have been lapping the test tracks at the test centre for handling tuning, and the car has undergone electrical tests in the laboratory.
Joining the Corsa Griffin that launched last year, Vauxhall has expanded its Griffin range to include high specification Mokka X Plus, Astra and ADAM Griffin Editions. The Mokka X Griffin Plus has standard features including 19-inch alloy wheels, electronic climate…
Vauxhall has released a teaser image of the all-new Corsa featuring its new IntelliLux LED headlights, which it says will be a segment first.The company says the fifth-generation Corsa will take EV motoring into the mainstream with a battery electric model in the range for the first time, as well as internal combustion engine variants
Redesigned from the ground up in 2015, the latest generation of Astra is vastly improved; it’s more refined, better to drive and more efficient. The latter is thanks to an extreme diet, shedding around 200kg compared to the previous generation car, along with Vauxhall’s 1.6-litre CDTi diesel engine and a perky sub-110g/km CO2 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol unit.
Vauxhall’s all-new Vivaro van has been revealed. The company says it heralds a bright future for the company’s Luton plant where the vehicle will be built. Available to order next month and arriving in Vauxhall showrooms this summer, the third generation Vivaro medium van is available in two lengths (L1H1 4.95m and L2H1 5.30m). Body styles include panel van, doublecab for up to six occupants and a platform chassis
Vauxhall will enter the leisure MPV segment with the all-new British-built Vivaro Life. Due to go in to production at Vauxhall’s manufacturing facility in Luton, Bedfordshire, the Vivaro Life is described as “a comfortable MPV” that will be offered in two lengths, tailor-made to customer requirements: the 4.95m “Medium” and the 5.30m “Large” – each of which comes with up to nine seats
Vauxhall will embark on an electric-focused technology drive, which it says will transform its range over the next two years at a similar rate to its first heady days as a car manufacturer at the start of the last century.
Vauxhall says it is continuing to execute the PACE! plan product offensive to meet customer needs and ensure compliance with Europe-wide CO2 guidelines which become effective in 2020.
New cars registered as of 1 September must be certified according to the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). The new test procedure provides customers with more realistic fuel consumption data. Vauxhall says it has been preparing its portfolio for the introduction of the new standards for several years and the entire passenger car range – without any restrictions – meets these new requirements. Vauxhall says it is “WLTP-ready” with all its passenger cars and customers can order the whole range, from ADAM to Insignia, at Vauxhall retailers without having to fear lengthy delays in delivery.
After being part of Groupe PSA for one year, Vauxhall has revealed a further teaser image of its GT X Experimental brand concept for the mid-2020s. The company says it will embrace its core values – British, Ingenious, Progressive and Approachable – and provide a template for the future design of its production cars.