Which Automakers Own Which Car Brands?

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Which Automakers Own Which Car Brands?
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At times the auto industry can feel overwhelming, with all the different products, brands and stories to keep straight. There’s always something going on in this business, from breaking news to vehicle reviews. Continue Reading...

Vauxhall Astra VXR Extreme Pushes 296HP to Front Wheels

Vauxhall Astra VXR Extreme Pushes 296HP to Front Wheels
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Vauxhall will be heading to this year’s Geneva Motor Show with its most powerful front-wheel-drive model yet, the Astra VXR Extreme. Continue Reading...

Vauxhall Cascada Revealed: The Return of the Buick Riviera Convertible?

Vauxhall Cascada Revealed: The Return of the Buick Riviera Convertible?
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From the Regal to the Verano, several of the new models in Buick’s revitalized lineup owe their origins to GM’s European operations where they were first engineered under the automaker’s Opel division. That could happen once again with the new Vauxhall Cascada a possible look at a future Buick convertible. Continue Reading...

Vauxhall Art Cars Range from Cool to Cuckoo – Video

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Vauxhall Art Cars Range from Cool to Cuckoo – Video
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Back in July, Vauxhall introduced its new subcompact ADAM model which will makes its official global debut at the upcoming 2012 Paris Motor Show. To celebrate its launch, the automaker teamed up with three designers to give the world a taste of personalized ADAMs. Continue Reading...

Opel to Debut Astra OPC/VXR and Mokka Crossover at Geneva Auto Show

Opel to Debut Astra OPC/VXR and Mokka Crossover at Geneva Auto Show
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Opel and Vauxhall have announced the lineup of debuts for the upcoming 2012 Geneva Motor Show, with the highly-anticipated Astra OPC/VXR headlining the booth. The aggressively designed Astra OPC/VXR will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0L powerplant with 277-hp and 295 lb-ft of torque and will also sport High Performance Struts (HiPerStruts), a FlexRide chassis,… Continue Reading...

Vauxhall Unveals 280-HP Astra VXR Hatchback

Vauxhall Unveals 280-HP Astra VXR Hatchback
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Vauxhall revealed its hot new hatch, looking to take away some of the spotlight from Ford’s Focus and Fiesta ST. The brand new VXR hatchback is the fastest and most powerful production vehicle from Vauxhall yet, boasting 280-hp and 295 lb-ft of torque from a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder. Vauxhall is also claiming that their new… Continue Reading...

Changes To UK MoT Car Inspection Could Cost Owners Exorbitant Sums

Changes To UK MoT Car Inspection Could Cost Owners Exorbitant Sums
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New rules to Britain’s MoT inspection program, used by the government to declare whether vehicles are roadworthy or not, could end up costing motorists thousands of dollars for non-essential repairs. European Union regulations, which Britain is subject to, require that electronic stability control systems must be checked, and any vehicle that doesn’t pass will be… Continue Reading...

Opel Unveiling Astra GTC, Zafira Tourer, Surprise Vehicle At Frankfurt Auto Show

Opel Unveiling Astra GTC, Zafira Tourer, Surprise Vehicle At Frankfurt Auto Show
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Opel is set to make an impression as this year’s Frankfurt Show which takes place on September 15th to the 25th. Their main focus will be the surprise debut of an experimental car which Opel claims will emphasize the passion for driver-focused vehicles. In addition, the booth will host the world debuts of the Astra… Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi, Vauxhall Pull Advertising From News Of The World

Mitsubishi, Vauxhall Pull Advertising From News Of The World
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Following in Ford’s footsteps, Mitsubishi and Vauxhall have also pulled their ads from News Of The World, in response to the tabloid’s phone hacking scandal. Mitsubishi is going further, in fact: the money it would have otherwise spent on ads is going to British charity Childline, a counseling service for abused children. The two automotive companies… Continue Reading...

Vauxhall Shows Off Astra GTC Prior To Official Debut

Vauxhall Shows Off Astra GTC Prior To Official Debut
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Vauxhall’s Astra GTC is poised to take on the European market with its sleek, stylish design and compact body. More importantly, its price point will really give Volkswagen’s Scirocco and Renault’s Megane Coupe some serious competition. Vauxhall announced that their 2012 Astra GTC will be available with four different four-cylinder powerplants, one of them being… Continue Reading...

Vauxhall/Opel Insignia To Spawn Coupe Variant

Vauxhall/Opel Insignia To Spawn Coupe Variant
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A “leaked document” (read: dubious rumor) claims that a coupe variant of the Opel Insignia sedan, may wear the famed Calibra badge. The previous Calibra was known for its slippery styling and turbocharged engines, and the Insignia would make a worthy successor. Opel previewed an Insignia Coupe with their GTC Concept, which was powered by… Continue Reading...

New MG Cars Debut In China

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New MG Cars Debut In China
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You may have never heard of Guangzhou, China, but with nearly 12 million people, the industrial metropolis is a major player in the Chinese auto market. Making its debut at the show is one of China’s most anticipated new cars, the MG3 hatchback and MG6 sedan. Although Chinese cars are a laughing stock in much… Continue Reading...

2011 Vauxhall VXR8 Makes Us Weep For Pontiac G8

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2011 Vauxhall VXR8 Makes Us Weep For Pontiac G8
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Although the good Lord chose to take the Pontiac G8 from us far too early in its life, other countries can still enjoy GM’s Zeta platform superstar in all it’s Holden Commodore-based goodness. The United Kingdom is particularly privileged, as it gets this Vauxhall VXR8, seemingly adorned in Rape Yellow, and it comes equipped with a… Continue Reading...

GM to Expand Volt Range to Three Models by 2015

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GM to Expand Volt Range to Three Models by 2015
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General Motors will look to expand its lineup of extended range electric cars to three models by the time the current Chevrolet Volt’s production cycle has run its course. At least that is GM’s plan for the European market under the Opel/Vauxhall brands where GM has just launched the sister car to the Volt, the… Continue Reading...

GM Daewood Planning Two New Subcompacts For Europe, Electric Vehicles For Korea

GM Daewood Planning Two New Subcompacts For Europe, Electric Vehicles For Korea
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General Motors is harnessing the small car expertise of their Daewoo division to develop two new small cars, an upscale hatchback to be branded as a Vauxhall or Opel products, and a smaller, less expensive version likely to be sold as a Chevrolet. The new cars are expected to slot in below the diminutive Corsa,… Continue Reading...

Lotus To Help With Vauxhall Astra VXR Chassis Development

Lotus To Help With Vauxhall Astra VXR Chassis Development
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Vauxhall has turned to Lotus for help with their chassis engineering on their upcoming Astra VXR hot hatch. The input from Lotus will supplement the work done by GM division Opel, which is testing the car on German roads. Lotus has a long tradition of helping third-party manufacturers with their handling and chassis development. Prototypes… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Aveo To Spawn Crossover, Sedan Variants

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Chevrolet Aveo To Spawn Crossover, Sedan Variants
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Chevrolet‘s next Aveo will see more bodystyles beyond the traditional hatchback, with a crossover and a sedan among them. A sedan model will be essential for the U.S. market, where hatchbacks are slowly gaining acceptance, but have been a traditionally tough sell. The Aveo sedan will likely debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January,… Continue Reading...
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