Vauxhall’s new city car revives a classic name, but is it a case of Viva Las Luton or less Viva, Luton?

The Suzuki Alto and Splash have reached the end of their lives so, in typically sensible Suzuki fashion, both models have been replaced by just one – the new Celerio. It presents an appealing package on paper, with prices starting at just £6,999 for a car that packs DAB radio,Continue Reading

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More than half of the drivers on this years Formula One grid had training in the most unlikely of cars, including world champion Kimi Raikkonen. Each has had tenths of a second shaved off lap times at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground behind the wheel of a Vauxhall Astra. Not some modifiedContinue Reading

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This is a car that sits in its own little niche, itself within another slightly larger niche. It’s a city car, one of many to choose from, but it’s also stylish and customisable. That cuts down your options significantly, but what if you want it as a nearly-convertible? You’re thenContinue Reading

This year’s Paris Motor Show looks to be shaping up as a classic, with many new launches already announced. Here is international motoring expert Eric Bottrell’s selection of the Top Ten most important cars to look forward to in Paris. SPORTS CARS Mazda MX-5 What will be the star ofContinue Reading

The Vauxhall Viva disappeared from Britain in 1979 and has retained a place in the UKs collective motoring memories ever since, although not always positive memories. Thirty-five years later Vauxhall is ready to bring the name back, attached to the back of a boxy, five-door hatchback based on the ChevroletContinue Reading

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Redefining Vauxhall as a brand is the number one task for new chairman Tim Tozer who took over the post in February. “The job is to work out what the brand is and define it properly. At the moment the brand message is not very well articulated and has beenContinue Reading