This is the World's Most Interesting Vauxhall Viva

New Zealand is quite possibly the most car-crazy per capita country in the entire world, as we at TST recently learned by touring the whole country for two weeks. Most importantly, Kiwis take incredible pride in doing everything themselves, from body work, to making parts, to repurposing parts that never should have… » 3/12/15 12:06pm 3/12/15 12:06pm

Someone 'Leaks' The Opel Corsa OPC But No One Cares

Oh ho ho! Someone's gonna lose their job over this one! The whole internet is collectively shitting their internet-pants over this dazzling wower of a leak of pictures the new Opel Corsa OPC ahead of its official reveal and ... aw, screw it. I can't even pretend to give a shit. Sorry, Opel, but today wasn't the best » 2/03/15 10:26am 2/03/15 10:26am

Vauxhall Celebrates 5 Million Cars By Drifting Through Their Factory

On the 1st of June, 1964, the first Viva rolled off the line at British Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port factory. Fifty years on, GM Europe's wilder bunch rocks harder than ever with an awesome ad celebrating their five millionth car. » 12/12/14 1:20pm 12/12/14 1:20pm

The New Vauxhall Corsa Is GM's Latest Answer To The Ford Fiesta

The fifth-generation Opel/Vauxhall Corsa comes with new engines and transmissions, a totally redesigned chassis lowering the central of gravity, lots of gadgets but the same compact dimensions as before. But can it beat the Fiesta? » 7/09/14 8:35am 7/09/14 8:35am

Watch A Top Gear Stunt Driver Run This Van Through 'Quality Control'

In Britain, if you have a van, you're not just a man anymore, you are a man with a van. Vauxhall knows that. That's why the new Vivaro has to go through a few extreme test procedures. » 6/23/14 10:08am 6/23/14 10:08am

Buick Needs This Kickass Abarth-Fighting Euro Hot Hatch

Vauxhall's hot hatches are pretty much the best in business (depending on who you ask), so why won't GM start shaking up Buick's lineup by importing cheap performance to get a slice from the Abarth 500/Focus ST cake? » 5/22/14 8:53am 5/22/14 8:53am

What If The Chevy SS Was A Supercharged Beast With A Manual Trans?

It's a Vauxhall VXR8 GTS against a Mercedes E63 AMG, but while the Merc is slightly faster off the line, that's not what I care about. Given that the Chevrolet SS is getting a manual next year, would you buy that or the Vauxhall if you could? » 5/09/14 2:46pm 5/09/14 2:46pm

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

Vauxhall VXR8 GTS Is Holden's Last Declaration of Awesomeness

The demise of Holden may be ensured but it's legacy will live on at least a little longer in another of GM's endeavors abroad— the Vauxhall VXR8 GTS super sedan aimed squarely at the M5 and E63 AMG. » 12/11/13 1:20pm 12/11/13 1:20pm

I Can't Stop Staring At This Wonderful Vauxhall Race Car

We have classic Opels around here, but no Vauxhalls apart from a friend of mine with a Viva which has no rear brakes for burnouts. Shame, as this competition-spec Vauxhall VX4/90 from the sixties is something I could really get used to. » 8/29/13 1:53pm 8/29/13 1:53pm

Do You Like Opel/Vauxhall's New Design Language?

This is the Vauxhall Monza Concept. It represents the next generation of Opel/Vauxhall's design language, and is set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September. But is it a hit, or a miss? » 7/08/13 9:09am 7/08/13 9:09am

This Is The Queen Driving An Awesome Vauxhall Wagon

Vauxhall Motors has launched a limited edition book and microsite titled Vauxhall and I to celebrate their 110th anniversary. Morrissey had nothing to do with this one. Instead, it's a massive slice of Britain's cultural history from a unique point of view. » 7/04/13 12:00pm 7/04/13 12:00pm

Britain's First 100 MPH Car Turns 100

You know Vauxhall today as Britain's Opel with the steering wheel on the right, but back at the beginning of the motoring era, they made cars that were faster than Bentleys. The OE-type 30-98 was one of those. » 3/25/13 12:38pm 3/25/13 12:38pm

Show Us The Best GM Cars Never Sold In The U.S.

When you hear General Motors, you probably think of Chevrolets, Cadillacs and GMCs. Or bailouts and the death of Pontiac in case you're not a fan of the company. » 2/01/13 1:40pm 2/01/13 1:40pm

The Time I Watched A Man Eat Coca In A Colombian Mountain Taxi

Santa Marta, Colombia — Cars are pretty expensive to buy in Colombia, so a lot of people take cabs and buses. As a friend of mine always told me, wheels beats heels, and by that logic catching a ride in someone else's car works for me. » 1/01/13 3:00pm 1/01/13 3:00pm

A Vauxhall Astra Saved This Man's Life

A young driver was trapped when his Vauxhall Astra collided with a semi on a busy English highway this morning. The small car became pinned beneath the truck's loaded trailer, but its driver was able to get out of the car without assistance from rescue workers. » 5/22/12 2:30pm 5/22/12 2:30pm

Top Gear Season 18, Episode 3: Video Open Thread

Still waiting for Streetfire to load? Check above and in the comments for videos for the third episode of the 18th season. Enjoy the small hatches, big Jaaaaaaaaags, and discussion of English cooking. » 2/12/12 9:19pm 2/12/12 9:19pm

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