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With fresh design accents and additional airbags the new look Vauxhall Zafira is a true family car and will be available from March 2008. With a superior choice of engines ranging from a 1.6i 16v ECOTEC and a 1.8i 16v VVT petrol to a 1.9 CDTi turbo diesel – all are powerful, economical and affordable.
The newest edition of the very popular Vauxhall Corsa SRi is now on sale in the UK after an absence of two years. The new Corsa SRi model is available in both 3 and 5 door versions and with either a petrol or diesel engine. The petrol version is a 1.6 litre turbocharged engine, giving 148bhp, acceleration from 0-60mph in 7.6 seconds and reaching a top speed of 130mph. The diesel version is a 1.
Vauxhall is set to introduce a concept Corsa Hybrid at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September. It is then set to be available to order from this December. The concept is powered by a GM Hybrid system and diesel technology. The Corsa Hybrid concept will only need 3,75 litres of diesel per 100km and emits just 99 grams of CO2 per km. It is based on the 55kW/75 hp Corsa 1.
New Vauxhall Zafira Trim Vauxhall is set to launch a new top-level trim this July to its very popular seven-seater family car – the Zafira Elite. The Zafira Elite will come in above the current highest trim level, the Zafira Design, and will offer additional features like – full leather trim, electronic climate control, a CD player with an MP3 socket, cruise control, a trip...
Vauxhall is bringing back its very popular SRi badge with the new model Corsa SRi this September. The SRi is a ‘warm hatch’ version of the Corsa VXR. It will be available in both 3 and 5 door models and in a choice of engine types. The 1.6litre turbo engine is the same as the Corsa VXR, but is detuned to give 148bhp – rather than the 189bhp in the VXR.
Vauxhall has launched a new Astra TwinTop Exclusiv Black Edition for people who want an affordable convertible. It is based on their top of the range Design trim level and includes black leather trim, 18" alloy wheels, heated seats and cruise control. Although these additions would normally cost £1200 extra, the price is actually £470 less than the model it is based on.
Vauxhall will launch its new small city car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2007. Called the Agila, it will then go on sale in the UK in Spring 2008. The new Vauxhall Agila is based on a Suzuki platform and will share most of its parts with Suzuki’s new city car – the Splash – which will also be on view at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Vauxhall has recently updated its 1.3litre CDTi diesel engine in its Corsa, resulting in a drop in CO2 emissions from 124g/km to 119g/km. Because of these lower emissions the car is now in a lower VED Group B tax band, giving a reduction in car tax costs from £115 to only £35 per year.
The new Vauxhall Corsa VXR hothatch has been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2007. Set to compete against the Renaultsport Clio 197 and the Mini Cooper S, the new Corsa VXR has a turbocharged 1.6-litre engine with a six-speed gearbox. The 1.6-litre turbocharged engine is already used in the Vauxhall Meriva VXR, but is tuned for sharper responses and greater performance.
Vauxhall has recently launched its new 4x4 model – the Vauxhall Antara - which will be available by summer 2007. Available in 3 trim levels – E, S and SE, the new Vauxhall Antara has a high level of specification.