March 30, 2015

Vauxhall Astra GTC gets new 1.6 litre ‘Whisper’ diesel – price from £22,260

Photo Vauxhall Astra GTC 1.6 litre CDTi

-+*The Vauxhall Astra GTC is the latest Vauxhall kodel to dump the old 1.7 litre diesel in favour of the new quieter, more efficient 1.6 CDTi. Just like all major motor manufacturers, Vauxhall are busy improving their engine range with new, more efficient and more powerful lumps. One of Vauxhall’s major engine projects has been […]

Vauxhall Astra VXR EXTREME heading for Geneva as the quickest Astra yet

Photo Vauxhall Astra VXR EXTREME

-+*A new Vauxhall Astra – the Vauxhall  Astra VXR EXTREME – is heading for a debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in March. It will be the quickest Astra to date. The VXR range of Vauxhall’s – the sportiest of Vauxhall’s car range – is ten years old this year, so what better way to […]

2013 Astra Cabrio caught on video

Spy photo of 2013 Astra Cabrio

-+*We have video of the 2013 Opel / Vauxhall Astra Cabriolet on video ahead of its debut at the Paris Motor Show. We’re guessing that even though the 2013 Astra Cabriolet (which will arrive as both the Vauxhall and Opel Cabrio) is due to debut at the Paris Motor Show next month, it won’t be […]

Vauxhall Astra & Astra Sports Tourer get BiTurbo diesel

Photo of red Vauxhall Astra BiTurbo

-+*Vauxhall has decided to bolt their BiTurbo diesel engine in to the Astra Hatch and the Astra Sports Tourer. Vauxhall revealed last month that the Astra GTC was getting the frugal but lively 2.0 litre CDTi BiTurbo engine, offering a tempting combination of 53mpg official economy and sub 8 second 0-62mph performance. With levels of […]

New Vauxhall Astra VXR debuts at Geneva – price £26,995

New Vauxhall Astra VXR Geneva

-+*The new Vauxhall Astra VXR (and sister car Opel Astra OPC) have debuted at Geneva 2012. Price £26,995. Vauxhall managed to release a chunk of details on the new Astra VXR as far back as November, but Geneva 2012 was the first time we’ve seen it (and sister car the Opel Astra OPC) in public. And it […]

New Vauxhall Astra VXR (2012) revealed

Vauxhall Astra VXR (2012)

-+*The new Vauxhall Astra VXR has been revealed ahead of its 2012 launch. It gets 277bhp from its 2.0 litre four pot turbo. We’ve been expecting news of the new 2012 Vauxhall Astra VXR for a while, especially as Vauxhall intend launching the hot Astra in 2012. And now we have a little more on […]

Frankfurt 2011: New Vauxhall Astra GTC (2012) debut

Vauxhall Astra GTC Frankfurt

-+*The Vauxhall Astra GTC finally make its production début at Frankfurt, 12 months after its arrival as a concept and 3 months from the reveal. The Vauxhall Astra GTC (and its European equivalent Opel GTC) finally gets to go on public view at Frankfurt this week, a year after it arrived as a concept at […]

Vauxhall Astra GTC revealed: Prices & Models

Vauxhall Astra GTC revealed with prices and models

-+*The Vauxhall Astra GTC gets revealed (for the umpteenth time) together with price and model details. On sale now from £18,495. Vauxhall has certainly got some mileage out of the launch of the 2012 Vauxhall Astra GTC. As has Opel for the launch of their differently badge version of GM’s Euro-hot-hatch, designed to take on the […]

Vauxhall Astra GTC 2011 / 2012 revealed

3-door Vauxhall Astra GTC will launch at Frankfurt 2011

-+*Vauxhall has revealed the first photo of the 3-door Vauxhall Astra GTC. Full reveal is on 7th June and the public debut is at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Actually, we’re not sure we should really have called this a reveal of the new Vauxhall Astra GTC. It’s more the reveal of the production version of […]

New Astra Convertible in 2013 & built in Poland

-+*Vauxhall/Opel reveals that they will be launching the Astra Convertible in 2013 – built in Poland Last year we had the Astra GTC Concept at the Paris Motor Show which was the 3-door Astra in all but name. And now – in all but name – Vauxhall confirms the production of a the Astra Convertible […]