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Used car buying guide: Vauxhall Astra VXR

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https://www.autocar.co.uk - In this age of smart diffs, let’s hear it for the Mk5 Astra VXR, a 237bhp hooligan with muscle-building torque steer. In 2008, former Le Mans 24 Hours winner Manuel Reuter piloted a production example around the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 8min 35sec, at the time a record for a hot hatch.

2019 Vauxhall Corsa ‘won’t be compromised’ despite ditching GM architecture

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https://www.autocar.co.uk - The new Vauxhall Corsa “will not be compromised in any way” despite being developed in less than two years by PSA Group after a signed-off design based on previous owner General Motors’ (GM) architecture was axed. A revised Corsa was set to be launched this year, sitting on a modified version of GM’s Astra platform (it was spotted testing early last year; see picture above).

Future of one of two Vauxhall plants in UK secured

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https://www.autocar.co.uk - The next Vauxhall Vivaro van will be built at the car maker’s Luton plant, essentially confirming the future of the factory for another generation. Since the PSA Group, which also owns Citroen, DS and Peugeot, bought Vauxhall and Opel from General Motors last year, there has been a huge question mark over the future of Vauxhall’s Luton and Ellesmere Port plants in the UK, which build the Vivaro and Astra respectively.

PSA to cut 250 more jobs at Vauxhall plant

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http://europe.autonews.com - About 250 more jobs will be lost at PSA's Ellesmere Port plant in England on top of around 400 cuts announced last year, reducing the plant's output to one shift. The factory builds Astra cars for Opel and Vauxhall.

Vauxhall job cuts 'nothing to do with output or performance', says boss

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https://www.autocar.co.uk - Vauxhall’s decision earlier this year to cut 400 jobs at its Ellesmere Port plant was “nothing to do with output or performance”, according to Vauxhall boss Rory Harvey. He attributed the move to “segment shifts" across Europe, highlighting the growing trend for SUVs in place of models such as the Astra, which is built at Ellesmere Port.

Citroën C4 hatchback axed to make way for latest C4 Cactus

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https://www.autocar.co.uk - Citroën will axe the C4 from its line-up this year, with no direct replacement for the C-segment hatchback planned for launch before 2020. The company revealed today that its heavily revamped C4 Cactus will temporarily take the place of the C4, which rivals the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra, until an all-new model is ready for production in 2020 or 2021.

Citroen C4 hatchback axed to make way for latest C4 Cactus

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https://www.autocar.co.uk - Citroën will axe the C4 from its line-up this year, with no direct replacement for the C-segment hatchback planned for launch before 2020. The company revealed today that its heavily revamped C4 Cactus will temporarily take the place of the C4, which rivals the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra, until an all-new model is ready for production in 2020 or 2021.

Why PSA is axing jobs at Vauxhall's Astra plant

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http://europe.autonews.com - Vauxhall and PSA have cited declining sales in the compact segment as a reason for cutting 400 jobs at the UK factory that builds Astra cars, which would make sense if customers were turning away from cars such as the Astra Sports Tourer built there.