Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer (2014)

Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer

The new Vauxhall Insignia range made its world debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show before first UK deliveries start in October 2013.

Available as a five-door Hatch, four-door Saloon and Sports Tourer estate, the new range now starts at just £16,279, nearly £2,000 less than entry into the outgoing line-up. Also available are a range-topping Country Tourer and a high performance VXR version, the fastest car available in the UK for under £30,000.

There are four new engines, including: a 99g/km 140PS 2.0 CDTi offering large cost benefits to fleet and high-mileage drivers; an all-new 1.6 SIDI 170PS Turbo petrol; and a new 250PS 2.0 SIDI Turbo petrol. Existing diesel units have also benefited from refinement improvements.

An all-new infotainment system, incorporating Bluetooth-operated internet connectivity, an 8-inch touchscreen, and 3D navigation and voice control, has full smartphone compatibility and allows drivers unrivalled communications while on the move. A DMB (Digital Media Broadcast) radio is now standard across the range.

Since its launch in 2008, the Vauxhall Insignia has largely dominated the mid-size sector and launched the eye-catching design philosophy that has permeated through all subsequent new Vauxhalls. The Insignia's classic exterior lines remain for the new range, refreshed styling at the back and front of the car, but inside there are important changes to its instrument cluster and centre console design, as well as improvements to control-functionality.

Vauxhall VXR8 (2014)

Vauxhall VXR8

An Eaton supercharger, 6.2-litre V8 driving the rear wheels, nearly 600bhp and a soundtrack guaranteed to make your hairs stand on end: welcome Vauxhall's new VXR8 GTS.

Based on sister company HSV's new Gen-F GTS, the VXR8 GTS is the most powerful production car ever to emerge from Australia. And with an on the road price of just £54,999 in the UK it allows owners the least expensive membership into the 500bhp+ club.

'The very fact that cars like the VXR8 GTS still exist proves that there is a small, but immensely passionate band of customers out there who want to drive something which is unique and special,' said Stuart Harris, Vauxhall's Head of Carline Brand. 'In its new GTS form the VXR8 offers colossal power and torque in a package that is more technology-led than ever before, yet still retains that unique VXR8-character that no BMW or Mercedes can match. It's also around £20k less than its main rivals - the M5 and E63 AMG - yet has more power than either.'


At the heart of the VXR8 GTS is a new supercharged LSA V8 (identical to that used in the recently launched Chevrolet Camaro ZL1), delivering 576bhp and 545lb ft of torque, an increase of 150bhp and 140lb ft respectively over the outgoing, LS3-engined VXR8. Performance figures will be released soon, but bear in mind that even the naturally-aspirated VXR8 achieved a 0-60mph time in 4.9 seconds and a limited top speed of 155mph…

Vauxhall Adam Rocks Air (2015)

Vauxhall Adam Rocks Air

Adam, Vauxhall's stylish urban-chic city car, took the fashion-led A-sector by storm when it went on sale in 2013. Now the latest edition to the Vauxhall range, the Adam Rocks Air is set to extend the Adam family further.

Debuting at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Rocks Air has a bespoke body style, offering the same contemporary style as the original Adam but with the toughness of a crossover and the coolness of an electric folding canvas roof.

Being first to market means there is no direct competitor to Adam Rocks Air, giving this latest new Vauxhall the opportunity to grow the Adam range even further.

However elements of the Rocks Air can be seen in the MINI Paceman (as it also combines the qualities of both an SUV and a coupe) and the Fiat 500 Cabrio, with its folding roof.

Rocks Air shares the same postmodern target customer as Adam. These are stylish, trend-setters who are very image-conscious. Such individuals want a vehicle that expresses their personality and individuality.

This group is predominately under 35 and pre-family and is split 60:40 female to male. These young urbanites also influence other more mainstream buying groups outside of the auto sector.

A secondary Rocks Air target customer will be those with families looking for a second car with bags of style and personality.

Vauxhall Corsa (2015)

Vauxhall Corsa

Following its debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, the new Fourth-Generation Vauxhall Corsa is replacing a model which - even in its final full year of production - achieved exceptional sales, thanks to buyers' familiarity with its name and looks, and fondness for its compact dimensions and interior packaging.

The outgoing Corsa has been a sales phenomenon, British car buyers have taken it to their hearts and used its name as a default description for cars in the supermini class. It has also been Vauxhall's best-selling car for many years, vying with Fiesta for the UK's Number One spot and topping sales charts in Scotland and Northern Ireland outright.

In its last full year, 84,000 were sold, outstripping total sales of manufacturers like SEAT, Skoda, Renault and Citroen. Such is its popularity, the UK is now the lead market for Corsa by a large margin (Germany was the second biggest market in 2013 with around 50,000 sales).

Taking Europe as a whole, Corsa is the second most popular nameplate across the continent after 32 years in the market. And despite tough competition from rivals like VW Polo, Peugeot 208, Renault Clio and Ford Fiesta, over 12 million have been sold, or an average of 370,000 cars each year.

In the UK, Corsa has a very diverse customer profile appealing to people from all areas of society, male and female, young and old. Target customers for the three-door and five-door do differ slightly though: the five-door model is aimed firmly at the mainstream and the three-door at a younger, under-40 demographic. The retail/fleet split is fairly even, albeit weighted slight towards private buyers.

Vauxhall CorsaVan (2015)

Vauxhall CorsaVan

The new Corsavan features a bright new exterior, high-class interior and an improved chassis.

The outgoing model has sold over 34,000 in the UK with the 1.3 CDTi being the most popular engine option. Over 13,000 have been sold at retail to small businesses. 2014 was the strongest sales year for Corsavan since 2008. The Corsavan's main rival in the small compact sized commercial vehicle segment is the Fiesta Van.

"Vauxhall's all-new Corsavan is stylish, comfortable and affordable to run," said Steve Bryant, Vauxhall's Head of Commercial Vehicle Brand. "Like its award-winning predecessor, it will hold massive appeal to van drivers, small businesses, fleet decision-makers and company drivers alike."

Making new Corsavan even more affordable is Vauxhall's offer of four years' zero per cent APR representative finance, four years' free servicing, four years' roadside assistance and four years' warranty. Service intervals are best-in-class at one year/20,000 miles.


Corsavan's striking profile has been overlaid with Brit Mark Adams' sculptural design, including elements such as the 'blade' running across the lower door-sections.

From the front, the Corsavan is immediately recognisable as the latest addition to the Vauxhall range. The bold face is clearly recognisable thanks to its 'eagle eye'-shaped headlights, incorporating Vauxhall's signature 'wing' LED daytime running lights and the low sporty trapezoidal grille, with a chrome bar supporting the Vauxhall Griffin.

Vauxhall Viva (2015)

Vauxhall Viva

Viva joins Vauxhall's growing small-car family, which already includes Adam and Corsa, but is clearly defined from these models by its value, functionality, range and dimensions.

Viva will appeal to customers looking for value for money, but who are not prepared to compromise on quality. And unlike many of its rivals, Viva can accommodate up to five people and has the convenience of five doors.

With a 90:10 retail/fleet split, sales are predicted to be heavily weighted towards private buyers. With this in mind, Viva will be available on highly-competitive personal contract purchase (PCP) plans for retail customers.

Competing in the A-segment, Viva's rivals include the Hyundai i10, Volkswagen Up, Toyota Aygo, Peugeot 108 and Citroen C1.

"Short, crisp and full of character, Vauxhall's new entry-level model is a proper small car and will hold great appeal in this rapidly growing sector," said Tim Tozer, Vauxhall's Chairman and Managing Director.


With a name that pays homage to Vauxhall's original Viva made from 1963 to 1979, the all-new Viva shares the original's philosophy of clean lines, durability and practicality. It is designed for modern, everyday life and at 3.68 metres long is practical and spacious providing more than enough room for up to five people.

Viva is the latest model in the range to display Vauxhall's sculptured, precise design philosophy. Three strong feature lines swoop down the sides with the signature 'blade', seen previously on Insignia and GTC amongst others, slicing through the doors. The two others run through the front and rear door handles. The Viva's front end features a distinctive winged chrome bar that presents the Griffin badge.

Vauxhall Astra (2016)

Vauxhall Astra

The new Astra is on sale, with first cars arriving in Vauxhall showrooms this October 2015 after its global debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

One of the UK's top-selling and best-loved cars, Astra is a household name for British car buyers with almost three million sold in the UK over the last 36 years, including 50,000 in the last 12 months. More than 25 per cent of British motorists have either owned or driven an Astra, so reaction to a new model will always be felt across the market.

New Astra is based on an all-new lightweight vehicle architecture with a new design, powertrains and technology, the Astra is built at Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port manufacturing plant in Cheshire. It is the lead plant for the new model.

Accounting for 12 per cent of C-Segment sales, key rivals in this fiercely competitive sector include the Ford Focus and the Volkswagen Golf. The Astra has a very diverse customer profile appealing to people from all areas of society, male and female, young and old. The retail/fleet split is 70:30 in favour of company car drivers and fleet decision-makers.

Depending on the model and trim level it is up to 200kg lighter than its predecessor. The completely new vehicle architecture plays a major role in the weight reduction. Every component was checked for compact design and lightweight materials. The body shell weight alone was reduced by 20 per cent from 357kg to 280kg.

Additional, chassis-related measures resulted in a further 50kg weight loss. These include high-strength and ultra-high-strength low-weight steels, compact subframes as well as weight reductions to the front and rear axle.

Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer (2016)

Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer

The 2016 Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer is now on sale priced from £16,585 on-the-road, with first cars arriving in Vauxhall showrooms March 2016 after its global debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

One of the UK's top-selling and best-loved cars, Astra is a household name for British car buyers with almost three million sold in the UK over the last 36 years, including 50,000 in the last 12 months. More than 25 per cent of British motorists have either owned or driven an Astra, so reaction to a new model will always be felt across the market.

The Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer is based on an all-new lightweight vehicle architecture with a new design, powertrains and technology. It is built at Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port manufacturing plant in Cheshire. It is the only plant to build this body style.

The Sports Tourer has proved a popular car in the UK market, with sales making it the third most popular estate car sold in 2015 with key rivals including the Ford Focus Estate and the Volkswagen Golf Estate. With a fleet/retail sales split of 80:20, it holds great appeal as a company car, taking drivers from their daily commute to weekend activities. The Sports Tourer will also appeal to private buyers who are looking for a practical family car.


Vauxhall's all-new Astra and Astra Sports Tourer have secured 2,000 jobs at the Ellesmere Port manufacturing plant in Cheshire after workers won a long-term contract and a £140 million investment from GM.

Vauxhall Corsa VXR (2016)

Vauxhall Corsa VXR

Vauxhall took the wraps off the new Corsa VXR, its ultra-powerful small hot-hatch, at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

Benefiting from the significant revisions in technology, interior/exterior design and chassis showcased in the New Corsa, the VXR is set to raise the bar for small, fast hatchbacks when it appears in UK showrooms in May 2015.

First launched in 2007, the Corsa VXR is now in its second generation. The original car spawned four special editions: VXRacing, VXR Artic, VXR Nürburgring and VXR Clubsport. UK sales exceed 9,000 vehicles.

Priced from £17,995 on-the-road, the Corsa VXR's list price has been rolled back by over £1,000 versus the outgoing model. It's also less expensive than key competitors including the Volkswagen Polo GTi, the Renault Sport Clio and the Ford Fiesta ST2.


Headline performance figures for the Corsa VXR are 0-60mph in 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 143mph - quicker than the outgoing car, but more importantly the VXR produces its 245Nm of torque from lower revs (between 1,900rpm - 5,800rpm, compared with 2,250rpm - 5,500rpm for the outgoing Nürburgring and ClubSport models). This makes the VXR a potent performer between 50-75mph, which it can dispatch in just 6.4 seconds in fifth gear.

An overboost facility provides an additional 35Nm of torque, ideal for swift and safe overtaking. Maximum power from its 1.6-litre turbocharged engine is 205PS, while the Corsa VXR achieves 37.7mpg on the combined cycle with C02 emissions of 174g/km.