Aug 30, 2011, post by ALTUM
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, sales of Vauxhall vans were up 37% year on year. This is great news and and a particual tribute to the sucess of the British built Vauxhall Vivaro with sales up 88% on the previous year- very impressive news in the medium van retail market.
Jun 29, 2011, post by ALTUM
Vauxhall has challenged the Volkswagen Scirocco and Renault Megane Coupe and come up with the rather special Astra GTC and we’ve opened our order books!
Here’s a sneak preview of what it looks like ahead of the official public debut at next months Goodwood festival of speed!
This stylish coupe is more than a three door version of a five door hatch, it has redesigned body work and sports a different wheelbase, which according to UK designer Mark Adams gives rakish lines combined with a wider low profile stance – an objective which I’m sure you’ll agree has been achieved.
Four engines are currently being rolled out with a high performance VXR version being planned for 2012. Choose from 1.4litre (120 hp and 140 hp) petrol, 1.6litre (180hp) and a 2.0litre diesel (165hp).
If you’d like to know more visit Grimshaws or call 0161 798 7000.
Jun 28, 2011, post by ALTUM
If you see a web page that you like you may want to add it to your favourites. Now suppose you have lots and lots of favourite Web pages you can group them all together using your own keywords or “tags” so you can easily find them all again at a later date. So for example all your favourite Vauxhall web pages could be grouped by using the same tag ‘Vauxhall’ on each of them.
Now let’s take it one step further and make your favourite list public – now all the people’s favourite web pages tagged with the words ‘Vauxhall’ are there to view by all people searching social sites for ‘Vauxhall’ – Voila! This is social book marking!
Don’t forget you can also share Vauxhall offers and web pages on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If you have an account, simply click on the icon, login and the link will automatically be shown ready for you to share – it really couldn’t be easier!
May 28, 2011, post by ALTUM
Hailed as the first real-world electric vehicle the new Vauxhall Ampera has intelligent modes to match real life practical situations. The 50-mile all-electric range more than covers the average daily commuter distance, whilst the Ampera’s on board generator produces enough electricity to extend the overall range up to 360 miles without the need for recharging or refuelling.
Charging can be achieved in four hours via a domestic 240v electricity supply at an average cost of around £1, depending on your tariff. The very low running costs are obviously attractive given today’s fuel costs but you’ll also benefit from having no car tax to pay, no congestion charge for TFL, 5% company car taxation and £5000 contribution with the ‘Plug-In Car Grant.
Call Grimshaws Vauxhall for more information 0161 798 7000 or we will call you back at a convenient time > Request a Callback
May 23, 2011, post by ALTUM
To launch the UK leg of legendary Katie Melua’s tour, Vauxhall are offering one lucky fan plus guest the chance to have lunch with Katie in London on the 8th October.
Katie Melua exceeded everyone’s expectations when her singles ‘The Closest Thing To Crazy’ and ‘Nine Million Bicycles’ became global airplay hits. By the release of her third album, ‘Pictures’, in 2007, she was the biggest-selling UK-based, female artist in the world.
Vauxhall are proud to be a sponsor of her tour and the singer is equally positive: “I like the way Vauxhall addresses topics like environmental efficiency and sustainability and I feel very comfortable with the partnership; it’s a great fit.”
Click here to > Win lunch with Katie Melua
Apr 30, 2011, post by ALTUM
Vauxhalls range of ecoFLEX models offers saving for businesses, individuals and the environment. Ecoflex is the best selling eco-range of any manufacturer in the UK, but eco doesn’t mean boring – these cars are fun to drive, look sublime, have great performance and will save you or your business money.
The savings don’t simply come from fuel economy, they’re tax efficient too with little or no VED and Fleet buyers will be pleased to know that the entire range currently qualifies for the new Capital Allowance regime. Call 0161 798 7000 to find out more.
Apr 22, 2011, post by ALTUM
You may have heard of Vauxhalls Network Q? Well very occasionally there are events where you can get literally thousands of pounds off Network Q cars. Grimshaws is running such an event, it starts today and it lasts for 11 days – you really can get up to 50% off new list prices.
To see a snippet of the offers go to > NETWORK Q
Mar 31, 2011, post by ALTUM
You really have to delve deep to find a better family car than the Vauxhall Zafira – it’s the original compact 7-seater car that continues to set the standard. New versions have a range of fabulous features such as an optional keyless entry system that’s based on driver recognition, a four tinted-glass panel panoramic roof; great for those family outings. And whilst on the subject it’s worth noting the Five-Star Euro NCAP rating. This all sounds great but don’t take our word for it –
WHATCAR Review says, “.. the Cabin has clever foldaway rear seats. The ride and handling impress, too” [with an overall verdict], “..Its a practical and affordable MPV that’s pretty good fun to drive as well”
With a range of efficient petrol engines starting with the Zafira’s twin-cam 1.6i 16v VVT to the 140PS 1.8i 16v VVT and two 1.7 turbo ecoFLEX diesels you’ll also benefit with lower VED and the environment without compromising driveability and performance.
Search online at > NEW VAUXHALL ZAFIRA OFFERS or call 0161 798 7000 to find out more.
Mar 26, 2011, post by ALTUM
“Vauxhall Agila comforts you in many ways”, may seem a bit of an overstatement, but it’s fact, this car has been perfected over the years. Stylish design meets street credibility and its flexible – small on the outside, big on the inside and according to BBC Top Gear, “…extends to the rest of the driving experience, with a well-judged ride, wind noise that’s very contained, and well-weighted controls……. this car has come of age”.
There’s a choice of two engines, the economical 1.0 litre gives a nimble response and a 1.2 litre for a little extra zest but still having that meagre fuel consumption. If you share our commitment to the environment the ecoFlex is a cost effective and green way to enjoy driving – and did we forget to say we thinks this car is great?
Economical, bright, stylish and flexible. If you’re tempted call now on 0161 798 7000 for a test-drive or search online for the best deals at > NEW VAUXHALL AGILA OFFERS
Feb 26, 2011, post by ALTUM
The new Vauxhall Antara is an exceptional off-roader. This chic SUV can be equipped with an electronically controlled AWD that automatically shifts power distribution from the front wheels to 50:50 on the rear wheels for optimum traction in slippery conditions. What’s more, all models are equipped with a clever decent control system (DCS) that maintains a constant speed when descending (pre-selected using the accelerator).
Rest assured you’re also in safe hands with the abundance of active and passive safety features; which includes an extremely rigid passenger safety cell that ensures minimum vehicle deformation; should you be unlucky enough to be involved in an accident.
The engines come up trumps too, with Vauxhalls EcoTech engines that combine impressive emissions with precision German engineering for excellent performance. For diesel advocates there are two choices, the 2.2 CDTi with 163 hp or 184 hp.
Call now on 0161 798 7000 for a test-drive or get the best deals at > NEW VAUXHALL ANTARA OFFERS