Vauxhall VXR8 GTS

WHEN I LOOK BACK ON MY time with the VXR8, it’s nearly always with a smile. Okay, so when an overdraft warning pinged through on my phone I might have rued the 15.161/100km, but even when the children were eating gruel and my wife was darning socks, I reckon it was probably worth it. The … [Read more…]

Gangsta Rep – Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport


In association with Alan Partridge did Lexus no favours, so it’s fair to assume Vauxhall wasn’t impressed when its old insignia was cast as David Brent’s company car in his recent movie. So it’s come out fighting. This is the new Insignia, and, like a post-procedure Captain America, it’s unrecognisably handsome.

Vauxhall VXR8 Maloo

PICK-UPS are big business in Australia, all One of the most popular is the Holden ute, which parent company General Motors has been building in one form or another since the fifties. It comes with a variety of different engines, but most intriguing is the 537bhp 6.2-titre V8 in the Maloo LSA, which is now … [Read more…]

Vauxhall Mokka X 2017


If you want a car named after a hot drink you can have this Vaux- hall Mokka or the Suzuki Cappuccino. Unless MG built a Bovril Shooting Brake we don’t know about. Helping it to sound less like a Starbucks order, the Mokka badge has gained an X suffix, which you’ll soon see on the … [Read more…]

Tweakka – Vauxhall Mokka X


We say: Vauxhall goes down the ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ route The Mokka was a prompt arrival at the small-crossover party, and over the years acquired more and more rivals. But its business kept growing and it ended last year top of the class in the UK sales league. Now we have … [Read more…]

Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport


Test car in its final stage of development gives a prviews of the news Insignia’s abilities The big mainstream hatchback isn’t dead. In fact, the Vauxhall Insignia has always done rather well in the UK. The model is due for replacement next year, which is why we find ourselves having an early drive of the … [Read more…]