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Vauxhall VXR8 (2007–2018)

Last updated 21 March 2019

Dimensions
Length 4941–4988 mm
Width 1899–2174 mm
Height 1457–1468 mm
Wheelbase 2915 mm
Boot Space 496–2000 L

Full specifications

Interior

The Vauxhall VXR8 GTS is actually made in Australia by Holden – which is immediately apparent from the driver’s seat, since most of the Holden badges are still present. It’s big compared to the average UK car, with spacious back seats with more than enough leg and headroom for adults, but its size means parking can be hard work.

Boot capacity is 496 litres, but since this is a saloon rather than a hatchback its practicality is limited. Getting bulky items in and out is impossible and the rear seats don’t fold, although there is a ski hatch. Up front the leather-trimmed seats are comfortable and supportive plus there is plenty of adjustment, meaning most drivers will be able to get comfortable.

The General Motors DNA is obvious despite the car hailing from the opposite side of the world. Material choices are typical Vauxhall – the dashboard is finished in hardwearing but soft-touch plastic, while switches and dials are embellished with fake chrome. The indicator and wiper stalks are back to front, but familiar from the Insignia and previous Astra.

Standard equipment is good – as you’d hope at this price. Leather upholstery, a touchscreen system with navigation, cruise control, a head up display and collision warning are all included in the price, along with an impressive BOSE audio system and heated seats. The automatic transmission costs an extra £1725, money better spent at a filling station.

Standard Equipment:

VXR8 GTS comes with 20-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, electric driver’s seat adjustment, heated front seats, multi-function steering wheel, BOSE audio, touchscreen, navigation and Bluetooth connection. 

 

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