Vauxhall Adam Rocks 2014 620x277

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

Just five years ago the future was looking bleak for Vauxhall’s light commercial vehicle plant in Luton. So soon after the closure of the car factory next door, there were concerns that the van facility would suffer a similar fate. Vauxhall’s parent General Motors was plunged into Chapter 11 bankruptcyContinue Reading

Vauxhall Adam Rocks 2014 620x277

You wait years for a funky looking city car with lots of 4×4 style, and then two turn up at once. Following right behind the reveal of Fiat’s Panda Cross is Vauxhall with the Adam Rocks. Compared to the regular Adam, the Rocks is taller, wider and tougher in appearance.Continue Reading

Renault Trafic and Vauxhall Vivaro Teaser 2014 665x297

Renault and Vauxhall have revealed details of their new joint van range, with significant styling differences between the two. Under the skin however, both the new Renault Trafic and Vauxhall Vivaro are identical. Each will apparently include ultra-modern technologies and equipment, with more economical and higher performance engines that benefitContinue Reading

Vauxhall Astra VXR EXTREME 2014 665x297

If you didn’t think that the 276bhp Astra VXR was quite focussed enough, then you’ll be pleased to see this first official image of its angry looking sibling, the Astra VXR EXTREME. Using the Astra Cup race car as a starting point, the EXTREME (Vauxhall’s capitalisation, not ours) is turnedContinue Reading

Top Ten 2013 665x297 Phil Huff FrontSeatDriver.co.uk

The last twelve months have been fantastic for car fans the world over, with some incredible machinery coming to the market. I’ve been fortunate enough to get behind the wheel of 121 different new cars over the year, some of which you’ll find reviews of on these pages, alongside otherContinue Reading

Fast and Furious 6 2013 665x297

I watched the hit movie Fast and Furious 6 last night, keen to get an insight in to how the American economy is affecting the motor industry over there and, given the change of setting to London, how the street racing scene in the UK can help build mutually beneficialContinue Reading

The London Congestion Charge is less about making the roads more free flowing and more about reducing pollution, allowing cars in free if they produce less than 100g/km of CO2. However, as manufacturers make ever more efficient motors, that limit has had to drop. From today, therefore, you’ll need toContinue Reading

Peugeot 2008 2013 665x297

Peugeot’s 208 has sold like the proverbial hotcake since launch last year, with 35,000 of the cars now cruising around Britain’s roads. The French manufacturer is now hoping to keep that momentum going with a jacked-up crossover variant, the 2008.

Vauxhall VXR Maloo 2012 665x297

Any regular reader will know that I’m a big fan of American cars. Not necessarily the run of the mill motors like the Toyota Camry or Chevrolet Cruze, but the traditional muscle cars with unnecessarily large V8 engines that don’t actually produce that much power.

Korean manufacturer’s reputations are rising now, with the likes of Hyundai and Kia putting out ever more competitive cars, occasionally matching the best that Europe has to offer. SsangYong are joining in the march of progress with the new Korando, a car that at least appears to be light yearsContinue Reading

I’m spending eight days with the Vauxhall Ampera, learning just what life is really like with this range extended electric car. Follow me and find out. #lifewithampera

Vauxhall is not a brand name that appears on most urban fashionistas radar, the cars of choice generally being limited to the Fiat 500 and Mini, with perhaps the Audi A1 thrown in for those doing well. That could change if the new Vauxhall Adam can capture hearts in theContinue Reading

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