In one of the hardest-fought contests in recent years, Vauxhall’s Insignia has taken the honours as 2009 European Car of the Year, polling an impressive 321 votes.
The 59-strong jury of senior motoring journalists from 23 European countries voted the Insignia first, with the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Golf coming in second and third respectively.Steve Cropley, editor-in-chief of Autocar, COTY’s British-based sponsoring magazine said: “We are delighted to be able to deliver good news at such a tough time.
Vauxhall Insignia has unveiled the first ever drive-on grille and light shine service for cars.
A quirky twist on the famous New York shoeshine chair, the ‘Insignia Shine Service’ has been built to highlight the importance of maintaining clean front and rear lights on cars, especially as the clocks go back this weekend and winter is drawing in.
The Highway Code says that drivers must keep all lights on their cars clean and clear at all times, but new research from Vauxhall Insignia shows Brits aren’t doin
General Motors is mounting a nationwide campaign to reinforce the benefits of using a Vauxhall, Chevrolet or Saab Approved Bodyshop for accident repairs rather than risk a sub-standard job by entrusting your car to untrained technicians.
The campaign focuses on the wide range of steels now used by vehicle manufactur
The new Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer raises the bar for premium design in the mid-size estate sector, combining the elegance of its hatch and saloon siblings with an even higher degree of practicality and versatility.
Two new engines for the entire Insignia range also make their world premiere at the Paris Motor Show (October 4 - 19). The innovative 2.0-litre BiTurbo diesel with cleantech combustion system has 190PS, and the down-sized 1.6-litre petrol turbo engine produces 180PS.
The Insignia Sports Tour
The next generation Vauxhall Astra will receive its premiere at next year’s Frankfurt Show, delivering a compelling mix of technical innovation and groundbreaking design that promises to raise the bar in the compact sector.
With its flowing lines and signature sculpted blade, the new Astra will carry the spirit of
Inspired by Vauxhall’s record-breaking British Touring Car Championship team, a VXR styling pack is now available for the Astra TwinTop. Combining cutting edge design with VXR high performance appeal, the pack comprises a deep front spoiler skirt, side sills, rear spoiler and lower spoiler skirt. This latest accessor
Vauxhall has launched its first Astra ecoFLEX with a 1.7 turbo-diesel engine producing CO2 emissions of just 119g/km and fuel consumption of 62.8mpg on the combined cycle.
The new model, which is available in Hatch, Sport Hatch and estate guises, falls into the lowest BIK tax band for company car drivers, while pr
These are the first official shots of Vauxhall’s new Insignia estate, which will debut at the Paris Salon on 2 October.
Known as the Sports Tourer, it will be available to UK buyers in the second quarter of 2009 and will feature two new engines – a more powerful turbodiesel and a smaller capacity turbocharged
London. With its breathtaking design and leading technology, the new Vauxhall Insignia makes its world premiere at the 2008 British International Motor Show, with a clear remit to rejuvenate the traditional mid-size segment.
“In the same way that Astra and Corsa have freshened up their respective sectors, the new Vauxhall Insignia has been designed to breathe fresh air into what is traditionally a very conservative area of the market,” s
A stunning new Corsa VXR, known as the Arctic Edition, heads up a fresh trio of performance stars from Vauxhall and will make its UK debut at the British International Motor Show on July 22. Joining it on the stand will be the latest VXR8, with its potent new 6.2-litre, 431PS V8 engine, and the recently launched Astra Nürburgring Edition.
Only 500 Corsa VXR Arctic Editions will be sold in the UK, and each will sport unique Glacier White paint
First official shots of new Insignia’s interior
Use of high quality fabrics and materials
These are the very first official shots of the soon-to-be-launched Insignia’s interior, showing the immense attention to detail Vauxhall’s designers have lavished on the car’s cabin. Highlights include chronometer-inspired instruments, use of high-quality fabrics and materials, and a unique instrument lighting
VX Racing displayed outstanding race performances despite difficult weather conditions in today's round 13, 14 and 15 of the 2008 HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) at Croft, North Yorkshire.
The Luton-based manufacturer took a brilliant race win in race three thanks to a stunning drive from Fabrizio Giovanardi behind the wheel of the Vectra VXR. Matt Neal added to the glory with three podium positions.
The team continues to dominate the BTCC Drivers', Manufacturers' and Teams
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