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Vauxhall gains multiple world records after Astra-nomical...

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Vauxhall gains multiple world records after Astra-nomical...

Vauxhall gains multiple world records after Astra-nomical attempt.

  • FIA & MSA confirm that Vauxhall has set/broken 18 World and UK records
  • Astra covered over 3,000 miles in 24 hours on tortuous banked circuit
  • Exceptional reliability: zero down-time for lead record car, despite 125+mph average

Luton - Vauxhall flew into the record books today, after motorsport's governing bodies confirmed that a recent attempt by two standard Ellesmere Port-built Astras to set and break 18 World and UK Speed Endurance Records had been successful.

The lead Astra 2.0 CDTi 165PS in the attempt covered a total of 3002.44 miles at an average 125.101mph, only stopping for fuel and a single, cautionary change of its Michelin tyres.

MOST POWERFUL VAUXHALL EVER MAKES UK DEBUT AT GOODWOOD FOS

MOST POWERFUL VAUXHALL EVER MAKES UK DEBUT AT GOODWOOD ...

Posted on: 8th Jun 2017

Vauxhall's mighty VXR8 range of cars will be given a final hurrah at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 29 - July 2) when a very special last-of-line edition takes to the track as part of the First Glance track class, driven by a variety of high profile drivers.

VAUXHALL REVEALS ALL-NEW GRANDLAND X SUV

VAUXHALL REVEALS ALL-NEW GRANDLAND X SUV

Posted on: 25th Apr 2017

Vauxhall has today released the first images of the all-new Grandland X SUV, the third member of its 'X' family, which receives its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September. With a sporty design and off-road looks, the Grandland X has elevated seating for five people, generous luggage space, good all-round visibility an...

VAUXHALL REVEALS ALL-NEW INSIGNIA COUNTRY TOURER

VAUXHALL REVEALS ALL-NEW INSIGNIA COUNTRY TOURER

Posted on: 5th Apr 2017

The latest addition to the all-new Insignia range, Vauxhall's all-wheel drive Insignia Country Tourer will debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (September 14th to 24th). The Country Tourer is more spacious and considerably lighter than its predecessor, thanks to an all-new architecture, and comes with a wide range of innovative technologies....

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DAMON'S DESERVED SUCCESS

Posted on: 8th Mar 2017

The 10th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2017) - which celebrates Apprenticeships across all industries and all levels - runs from 6th to 10th March and this year the theme is 'ladder of opportunity.' This then would seem the perfect time to announce that Damon Powsey, an Apprentice working at WJ King's Vauxhall Dartford branch, wa...