Vauxhall

  • Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este has been held annually at the palatial 16th-century villa on Lake Como since 1929.​ As a setting for a celebration of automotive heritage, there could be no finer location, as the former royal residence is world-renowned for its terraced Renaissance gardens.​
  • Opel and Vauxhall are officially part of Peugeot and Citroen Group (Groupe PSA), which acquired the brands from General Motors in a deal worth just over €2.2 billion (US$2.6 billion). The deal was stuck in March this year, but has only just been finalized.
  • Having announced the high-riding Insignia Country Tourer would be headed stateside wearing a Regal TourX badge, the team at Buick has whipped the covers off the range-topping Regal GS. With a punchy six-cylinder engine and torque vectoring, it certainly looks good on paper.
  • Australia will be saying farewell to Holden this year, spelling the death of locally developed rear-drive performance cars Down Under – and in the UK. The Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R will be the last Aussie muscle car sold in the UK, but its 600 hp engine means it won't be going quietly into the night.
  • Manufacturers are clamoring to create SUVs in every shape and size at the moment, but that doesn't mean wagons can't thrive. The Buick Regal TourX, developed as an Opel, mixes the perks of high-riding SUVs with city-friendly road manners to create a compelling, stylish package.
  • The van ... possibly the most versatile piece of transportation man has ever crafted. We've seen vans as mobile living quarters, four-wheeled offices, and even motorized raw bars – in the past two months alone. Now, Vauxhall shows a van that works all week before racing bikes on the weekend.
  • New Atlas has racked up the miles this year, crossing the globe to cover motor shows, launches and stories in the automotive world. Starting in Detroit, we've seen concept cars putting a new spin on classic luxury and modern sports cars. Here's our pick of the best concept cars launched in 2016.
  • It's a simple concept yet at least four cars are regularly claimed to be the world's first sportscar. Mike Hanlon looks at the validity of the claims of the four contenders and adds another four, choosing a new winner.
  • Vauxhall's recently unveiled GT Concept is something of looker, with its smooth, unbroken exterior, sleek black and grey styling and flashes of red highlighting. The story doesn't stop there, though. A first look at the car's interior reveals a high-tech, buttonless interface that is just as slick.
  • Opel will use the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show in March to debut its latest iteration of the popular Mokka SUV. Dubbed the Mokka X, the vehicle will feature a new exterior, a redesigned interior, a next generation engine, and loads of connectivity.
  • Vauxhall and Opel have revealed their vision of the sports car of the future. The GT Concept has ultra-sleek black and grey styling, with red highlights. Despite its forward-thinking design, it draws inspiration from the 1966 Vauxhall XVR and the 1965 Opel Experimental GT.
  • Technology is providing us with new ways to improve the way our roads are lit. Glow-in-the-dark road markings and street lights that switch on only when they detect a car are two such examples. Now, Vauxhall/Opel has unveiled a way to aim car headlights based on driver eye-tracking.