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2018 Volkswagen Up GTi officially revealed

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The fast and affordable junior Volkswagen hot hatch is back – and with 113bhp, the new Up GTi packs more power than the original Golf GTi. Set for UK sale in early 2018 at an expected starting price around £15,000 following a planned public premiere at next week's GTi fan meet at Lake Woerthersee in Austria, the latest member of what Volkswagen officials recently suggested to Autocar will become a larger and more prominent line-up of powered-up GTi models in future years arrives well into the latter half of the first-generation Up’s planned seven year life cycle, providing the German car mak

Opel takeover by Peugeot comes after years of crisis

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The imminent takeover of General Motors’ European subsidiary Opel by French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen comes after almost two decades of crisis for the historic manufacturer. Despite remaining a familiar sight on German roads, the carmaker with the “Blitz” (lightning) logo and its British sibling Vauxhall haven’t booked a profit since 1999. Recent woes cast a pall over the firm’s storied history, dating back to its founding in 1862 by Adam Opel as a sewing-machine and later bicycle manufacturer.

How Quitting Europe Could Change General Motors

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - General Motors about "numerous strategic initiatives," including the potential sale of GM subsidiary Adam Opel AG. Opel is essentially GM's entire European operation, building and selling vehicles under the Opel and Vauxhall brand names throughout Europe. It accounted for nearly all of the roughly 1,162,000 vehicles GM sold in Europe in 2016.

Vauxhall Adam Rocks S review: crossover hot hatch driven

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Break up the name of Vauxhall Adam Rocks S into chunks. Vauxhall Adam – it’s Luton’s cutesy posh city car, based on the old Corsa and aimed at the Mini Cooper, DS 3 and Fiat 500. Still with me? Okay, the Rocks is a plastic-clad crossover version, pottering about on a dash of extra ride height. It’s still front-wheel drive, but it looks slightly butcher, if no better in the mud, like a puppy in wellingtons. It also gets a full-length cloth roof that retracts electrically, so it’s sort of a convertible.

Review: Vauxhall Adam 1.0i Turbo Unlimited

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Customisation and personalisation are major watchwords for today’s car-buying public, particularly at the more diminutive end of the market. The stylish Adam city car is Vauxhall’s addition to a sector dominated by the likes of the ever-cool Mini, and the newly launched Unlimited version is the Brit maker’s latest bid to attract young, funky buyers who covet more input in their model’s design and kit.

Vauxhall Adam S review: can it beat the Suzuki Swift Sport?

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - If you're a young, image-conscious city driver, would you buy a Vauxhall? The Luton-based outfit certainly hopes so, and reckons it will sell 750 units of its souped-up supermini, the Adam S. This car builds on the existing Adam city car and adds a 1.4-litre, 148bhp turbocharged engine, a 0-62mph time of 8.5 seconds, and a chassis tweaked by Vauxhall's in-house tuning arm, VXR.

Vauxhall Adam Rocks S 2016 review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The Vauxhall Adam Rocks S has a punchy 1.4-litre petrol under the bonnet and comes wrapped in a stylish body, but it’s let down by a very high price tag. It’s not particularly fast, nor is it that great to drive, and that’s a problem for a car that costs more than a Ford Fiesta ST. It fills a different niche with the SUV-inspired styling, but the crossover body doesn’t offer anything more than the standard Adam S in the way of practicality.

Vauxhall Adam Energised review: Invigorating motor still cuts the mustard

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The sleek and slick three-door Adam Energised is aimed squarely at younger buyers and it has a big appeal for a small car. Competitively priced and with the usual infotainment system you’d expect in a much more expensive model, it also drives well. The 1.2-litre engine returned 53mpg without a problem and I liked the pull away from rest and through the intermediate gears. The easy clutch and direct box made light work of urban driving and traffic.