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Vauxhall Road Tests

The 'trinkety' and infinitely customisable Vauxhall Adam is aimed squarely at younger buyers. But will they buy it?
Sun, 13 Oct 2013
Vauxhall's fashion-conscious Adam gets taller, chunkier and comes with a folding canvas roof - but is it a case of style over substance?
Mon, 08 Sep 2014
In beginning her road test of the 2008 Vauxhall Agila, Jackie Violet pondered the question: If a manufacturer asked us ladies to design a car suitable for our needs what would we put at the top of our shopping list?
Wed, 16 Apr 2008
The first electric car with a 50 mile battery range and an infinite total range by virtue of a petrol engine and generator.
Wed, 13 Jul 2011
The extended range Ampera electric car doesn't suffer from range anxiety thanks to its clever generator technology. But it's not cheap either.
Wed, 04 Apr 2012
GM Vauxhall has caught up other manufacturers with a new manifold in head 1.6 chain cam diesel. But has it beaten them?
Mon, 21 Jul 2014
Make no mistake, the new 2010 Vauxhall Astra is a very important car. The survival of GM manufacturing in the UK depends on it.
Wed, 07 Oct 2009
Vauxhall has taken the new Astra very seriously indeed, making a real effort to ensure it is one of the best family hatchbacks available.
Wed, 23 Sep 2015
The British built Vauxhall Astra K has been revamped for its remaining model life with an entirely new range of RDE2 compliant 3-cylinder petrol and diesel engines and two new automatic transmissions that make it the most CO2 and BIK efficient car in its class.
Thu, 29 Aug 2019
The Astra BiTurbo is available as hatch, GTC or Sports Tourer and offers a strong combination of performance and economy thanks to its twin-turbo 2.0 CDTi engine.
Tue, 13 Nov 2012
The new Vauxhall Astra Sport Tourer retains all the workhorse ability of the old Astra estate, without any of the workhorse looks.
Fri, 29 Oct 2010
It's obvious that the new 2004 Vauxhall Astra is going to give the New Focus a harder time than the old Astra ever gave the old Focus.
Sat, 09 Oct 2004
Vauxhall's notoriously unruly Astra VXR has been tamed, with more composed handling to complement its high performance 280PS engine.
Thu, 14 Jun 2012
I’d expected something like a Berlingo Multispace with windows in the back. Or, at least, windows beside the rear passenger seat. But, to comply with medieval British Customs and Excise regulations, the Vauxhall Combo Crewvan they sent me came with sheet steel rear windows.
Tue, 08 Mar 2005
Peugeot-Citroen based and hugely practical, but will the new Vauxhall Combo Life win over the Zafira Tourer crowd?
Fri, 21 Sep 2018
Vauxhall's popular hatchback gets a new turbocharged engine - but can it compete with the best selling Ford Fiesta Ecoboost?
Thu, 19 Mar 2015
The 2007 Vauxhall Corsa was pipped at the post by just two points for the coveted title of European Car of The Year 2007.
Wed, 22 Nov 2006
The Vauxhall Corsa GSi is a cheaper-to-run alternative to the full-fat Corsa VXR. But is it exciting? Not really...
Thu, 27 Sep 2018
There is no denying the new Vauxhall Corsa VXR has pace and power, but does it have enough magic to shine as the the best in class?
Wed, 15 Apr 2015
The Vauxhall Crossland X is not merely a Peugeot 2008 in disguise. Honest John gets the full story.
Tue, 16 May 2017
The Grandland X is a Vauxhall styled and Vauxhall badged alternative to the Peugeot 3008 sitting on the same floorpan with the same drivetrains. HJ briefly checks it out.
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
For various reasons, perhaps early criticism of the rear leg and headroom, it took the Vauxhall Insignia and I a long time to get together.
Tue, 24 Nov 2009
Vauxhall's jacked-up Insignia for the country-set proves surprisingly good to drive - but is that enough to make you want to buy one?
Wed, 27 Nov 2013
Five years after it was launched, the Insignia finally gets a facelift with big improvements to refinement, an overhauled interior and more economical engines.
Wed, 18 Sep 2013
The new GSi version of Vauxhall’s latest Insignia aims to deliver a more rewarding and engaging experience.
Tue, 10 Apr 2018
This time around the Insignia is longer, wider and more spacious, but it's also cheaper than before.
Wed, 05 Apr 2017
The new Vauxhall Meriva isn’t just an excellent small family MPV. It’s sensationally good to drive.
Wed, 28 Apr 2010
The Mokka is Vauxhall's compact SUV attempt to rival the Nissan Juke and Skoda Yeti. But it falls short in too many key areas and is expensive too.
Thu, 11 Oct 2012
Vauxhall has improved on some of the main criticisms of the original Mokka, with better infotainment and a redesigned interior along with a new ‘X’ suffix, which will appear on all future Vauxhall crossovers.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016
The new 2004 Vauxhall Vectra is a big car for big people. It's so big in the front seats that trying to get comfortable I felt like I'd shrunk.
Sun, 17 Oct 2004
Vauxhall has brought back the Viva name to reinvigorate its city car offering. But will its 1960s legend be good enough to match the class of 2015?
Fri, 29 May 2015
Vauxhall has put a bit of Rock & Roll into the mumsy little Viva. HJ goes to its launch gig in Luton to check out how well it works.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017
This test is to answer an often-asked question: The World isn’t exactly overflowing with 7-seater diesel automatics. So is the new Zafira diesel auto any good?
Sat, 04 Mar 2006
Vauxhall updates the Zafira Tourer with a new 1.6-litre diesel engine. The new engine is designed for efficiency and refinement so how does it perform?
Mon, 02 Sep 2013
New Vauxhall Zafira Tourer impresses with looks, ride quality and space.
Fri, 07 Oct 2011
 

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