GM's New 1.0-Liter Ecotec Engine Is The Answer To Ford's Tiny Ecoboost

GM's brand new Ecotec engine promises superior fuel economy and smoother running than any three-cylinder on the market today. It's just like the V8 wars of yesteryear, only much much smaller. » 2/17/14 9:00am 2/17/14 9:00am

The greatest thing about the Vauxhall Astra VXR is its license plate

We took a quick glance again at the license plate on the Vauxhall Astra VXR we unveiled to you in today's Morning Shift and did a double take. Ignoring, for a moment, the 280 HP and 290 lb-ft of torque, this may actually be our new favorite thing about GM's upcoming hot hatch. » 11/04/11 12:30pm 11/04/11 12:30pm

Vauxhall Astra Stripdown at Strangely Regimented Scottish Junkyard

The first self-service junkyard I ever experienced was an Oakland outfit called U-Pull-It. Its logo featured a Q*bert-esque alien raygunning parts and the whole outfit was housed in a roofless abandoned factory building. This U-Pull-it in Scotland isn't like that. » 7/17/10 11:00am 7/17/10 11:00am