Following the Midlands’ white-out last weekend, the only drifting that occurred in Leicestershire shortly afterwards was generated by a 6.2-litre, 431PS V8 behemoth as it burnt away the remaining snow at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground.
The Vauxhall 30-98, one of the greatest sports cars of the twentieth century and the first to top 100mph in production form, is marking its centenary in style this May, when almost 50 surviving examples attempt the Waddington Fell hillclimb, site of the car’s first appearance and competition success in 1913.
Vauxhall welcomed the announcement in the Budget that Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) with 0-50g/km CO2 emissions, such as its revolutionary Ampera, will remain at five per cent Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) in 2015-16 tax year, rising to seven per cent in 2016-17 tax year.
Vauxhall’s new Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) finance programme offers customers the flexibility to change their model – including hot newcomers ADAM and Mokka – regularly, with a nil-and-up deposit and affordable monthly payments.
As part of the commitment to reducing its carbon emissions, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust will be the first to trial a Vauxhall Ampera, the revolutionary extended-range electric vehicle, as part of its emergency fleet.
Vauxhall customers can now benefit from free installation of a home charging unit for their cutting-edge Ampera extended-range electric vehicles.
Vauxhall is to make four world premieres at next month’s Geneva Motor Show including the full-size, four-seat convertible, the Cascada, the ADAM ROCKS and R2 concepts and the super-efficient 1.6-litre diesel engine in the Zafira Tourer.
Vauxhall is planning further fashionable small cars beyond the ADAM three-door hatchback, but says it will not try to emulate the scale of the range offered by MINI.
Vauxhall’s Zafira Tourer MPV will be the first model to feature the new generation 1.6 CDTi Start/Stop diesel engine, the first engine announced in a new family of state-of-the-art, four cylinder diesel units.
Vauxhall’s urban-chic newcomer, ADAM, will be on display at Westfield Stratford City bringing the loveable car out of the traditional dealership onto the high street, giving customers a first look before it reaches retailers in March.
Following in the tyre tracks of the Astra and Insignia BiTurbo models, Vauxhall has introduced state-of-the-art, sequential twin-turbo diesel technology to the Zafira Tourer range.
Scotch Whisky and premium gin company Chivas Brothers, part of the Pernod Ricard group, has taken delivery of ten Vauxhall Ampera pool cars to travel between its distillery and bottling sites in the UK.
Vauxhall’s Ampera extended range electric car has won its first major honour of 2013, the Green Model of the Year category of the 2013 Business Car Awards.
Vauxhall continues the renewal of its powertrain portfolio with an all-new four-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine.
Vauxhall’s new full-size, four-seat convertible, the Cascada, will be priced from just £23,995 on-the-road – nearly £8,000 less than its main rival in the premium drop-top sector – when it arrives in showrooms this April.
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