Thursday, 2 August 2018

Check out The First Peak At The Brand-New styling For The Vauxhall Range

Yesterday we were treated to a sneak peak of the Vauxhall GT X Experimental brand concept.
This is the new futuristic design that’s going to be a vision of Vauxhalls next decade of cars from 2019. Vauxhall is hoping this modern design direction will revamp the brand. Vauxhall’s Vice-President of design Mark Adams has said: “Design will be at the heart of everything that we do in the future. It will truly differentiate the Vauxhall brand, and make it sharper and more relevant to our core values.”

Photos By Vauxhall

While the images leave a lot to the imagination, what’s under the sheet gives us an idea of the shape of the new range, suggesting an updated hatchback body. Whilst the modern lights and general look appears similar to other ‘futuristic’ style cars such as other electric or hybrid models. Vauxhall has explained these lights are called ‘Vizors’ and will be a prominent feature on the future range.

Overall Vauxhall has said the new range “will embrace its core values – British, Ingenious, Progressive and Approachable – and provide a template for the future design of its production cars”.

What do you think is this a good direction for Vauxhall? Let us know in the comments!

Monday, 2 July 2018

Vauxhaull – 25 Years of the Corsa

The Corsa model turns 25 this year! To celebrate this achievement Vauxhall released a list of 25 things you may not have known about the Corsa, Check it out below!

As the iconic Corsa turns 25, here’s 25 things you may not know about it 
  1. The original Corsa was introduced in an advert with supermodels Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista 
  2. It was once claimed that about 70% of learners make their first car purchase the same model as they pass their test in[1]
  3. Vauxhall has sold two million Corsas in the UK and 9.86 million globally
  4. ‘Corsa’ means ‘race’ in Italian
  5. When Arctic Monkeys signed a publishing deal with EMI publishing, lead vocalist Alex Turner celebrated by buying a Vauxhall Corsa 
  6. The Corsa replaced the much-loved Vauxhall Nova
  7. Matt Smith sold his Corsa on eBay for £6.3k, donating the fee to children’s charity Starlight
  8. Tinie Tempah, boxer Nicola Adams and ex-Doctor Who actor Matt Smith all bought the Corsa as their first car
  9. The most popular latest Corsa colour bought is the Grey, with 45,050 Grey Corsas currently on British roads
  10. The original model sold for £7,195, with the price rising by just £3,850 in 25 years. Assuming an annual inflation rate of 2%, it would be less expensive now than in 1993
  11. Vauxhall has sold 20,000 Corsas to UK police forces in the past ten years
  12. Original Corsa designer Richard Shaw still works at Vauxhall, working through the ranks to Chief Designer for Interiors
  13. Famous celebs involved in campaigns for the Corsa include Sean Paul, Claudia Schiffer, James Martin and fictional rock band, The C’mons
  14. Vauxhall has supplied thousands of Corsas to driving schools including BSM, Red and Hitachi Capital
  15. British artist Alex Chinneck designed a gravity-defying illusionary artwork which saw the artist suspend a Corsa fifteen feet in the air at London’s Southbank Centre
  16. Vauxhall renamed its yellow colour to Maddox Yellow to show support for pensioner Peter Maddox, whose yellow Corsa was vandalised
  17. The Corsa is one of the most popular used cars bought, with 63,000 sold each year through Network Q, the best place to buy a used Vauxhall
  18. Over 100 models of the Corsa have featured in the annual Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair at locations across the UK for the past 13 years
  19. The latest generation of the Corsa is available in 13 colours 
  20. Some Corsa models have a hidden shark on the hinge of the glove compartment
  21. Unusual Corsa models have included a convertible version and a sporty pick-up
  22. In 2014, the prototype fourth-generation Corsa was in gear to win the Guinness World Record for the “Largest GPS Drawing” 
  23. Vauxhall created a pair of bespoke headphones in the shape of a Corsa to help launch the fifth year of the UK Beatbox Championships in 2011
  24. The Corsa previously shared some of the same parts with a sports car, the Lotus Elise
  25. A new electric Corsa model will be launching in 2019 – Vauxhall’s first electric Corsa. Which you can read about here!

For all Corsa parts, no matter which of the models you have from the last 25 years visit MegaVaux

Friday, 1 June 2018

Beware of Corsa Cannibals

There has been a wave of thefts among the Midlands and North East, as ‘Corsa cannibals’ are stripping Vauxhall Corsa’s. The thieves are stealing parts in the night while the cars are parked outside their owners’ house, some were even on drives. The cannibals are targeting the Corsa model due to their popularity, and the price that these parts will go for on the black market, as there is such high demand. The cannibals have been causing havoc, as people wake up in the mornings to find their bumpers missing or front ends completely dissembled! Which means expensive replacements for anyone targeted. Parts taken include bonnets, bumpers, grills and lights. These thieves have been described as highly skilled to remove these parts so quickly without damaging them, mechanics say this type of work could be done in as little as 10 minutes if someone knows what they’re doing.

This is the second wave of crimes like this, as this craze started back in 2013, during which over 500 Corsa’s were targeted in Bedfordshire. Police believed this was an organised crime network, that proved to be very profitable. A Vauxhall spokesperson has said that the cars are being targeted specifically as the Corsa models are very popular among younger drivers. The young inexperienced drivers are more prone to crashes, with the stolen parts being sold for replacements of damaged parts.

Police have warned owners of Corsa’s to be careful where they park to avoid the cannibals, preferably in a secure location, with CCVT, where thieves will be unable to get to the bonnet. Vauxhall has since teamed up with the police to try and catch these cannibals.

If you’re not a Corsa cannibal, you can get your Corsa Spare Parts with us at Megavaux.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

When is it Time to Scrap Your Car?

If the worst should happen and your car fails its MOT test, what should you do?
If your car has failed on an issue that is easily fixed, then its nothing to worry about, either take it to a mechanic or if it is something you can fix yourself then check out our range of Vauxhall and Opel new, used or reconditioned car parts today. Whether the part you're seeking is big or small, you'll find it here!

If the problem is an expensive one, but fairly simple, then it’s time to think about how reliable the car is. If this is the first problem and it should have many more years left in it then it’ll probably be worth repairing in the long run as its cheaper than getting a brand-new car. However, if your car is older and has failed due to more complex problems such as corrosion, engine failure or brake faults, or has had recurring problems, then the cost of repair may be more than what the car is actually worth. If this is the case for you, then scrapping your car is generally the next option to take.

If you're in the UK, and live in areas such as Nottingham, Derby, Leicester or Coventry, we suggest scrapping your car with us at Megavaux as we offer Vehicle Recycling Solutions, with free collection in the UK! 

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

MOT Changes Could Cost You £2500 And 3 Points!

There are new changes to the MOT test coming into effect on the 20th May 2018 find out here how to avoid the new harsher punishments!

The new criteria is in aid of making Britain’s cars more environmentally friendly as tougher emissions tests are enforced, from now on things like smoke can fail your car immediately, especially for diesel cars! If smoke is coming out of the exhaust this is classed as a major fault, even if this is due to a diesel particulate filter.

The main change, however, is that any faults will now be rated into one of three categories – dangerous major and minor:

  • Minor faults are classed as issues that have no significant effect on the safety of the vehicle or impact on the environment 
  • Major faults will be any issues where the car is thought to be less safe and have an impact on the environment 
  • Dangerous faults, however, pose an immediate risk to road safety and have an impact on the environment.

New rules state that if you take your car for an MOT before it runs out and then fails you cannot keep driving until the old one runs out, this will result in a £2500 fine! This was due to motorists taking their car in early to check if work needed doing, however, the new rules mean it will be registered as unroadworthy immediately no matter how long is left on the old MOT.

Among the new tests will include checks for Steering, breaking and lighting. Even small cracks in your wing mirror or windscreen can mean you fail under new rules.

In a quote from the RAC they have criticised the new changes "Rather than MOT failures simply being black and white, the new system creates the potential for confusion as testers will have to make a judgment as to whether faults are 'Dangerous', 'Major' or 'Minor'” RAC spokesman Simon Williams

Fix up your car before the test date with Megavaux spare parts!

Monday, 19 March 2018

Vauxhalls Comeback Corsa! Fully Electric Corsa’s announced for 2019

A brand new Electric Corsa has been announced for Launch in 2019 and set to go into production 2020. Following in the footsteps of other successful electric cars such as Renault Zoe, Citroën CZero, and Nissan Leaf, Vauxhall is hoping to be a top competitor in the EV market.

The new Corsa is Expected to be a big hit and Vauxhall hope it’ll put them comfortably back in profits after a terrible 2017 for the company. The new Corsa was announced as part of the companies PACE! recovery plan aiming to set them back into profits by 2020. Opel CEO, Michael Lohscheller, said: “This plan is paramount for the company, to protect our employees against headwinds and turn Opel/Vauxhall into a sustainable, profitable, electrified, and global company.”

A fully electric Corsa is a big step in their plan to have every Vauxhall and Opel model at least partially electric by 2024, the Corsa pioneering a move that sees 3 other electric models Vauxhall and Opel have announced coming out and including their Flextreme model (pictured below?). There’s also expected to be a hybrid version of the Grandland X as this model is currently based on the EMP2 platform. Greener cars on the market can only be a good thing with electric cars giving off 50% less CO2 emissions throughout its lifetime than a diesel. There has been no information yet about the range the new Corsa will be able to do however it’s been estimated it’ll be above 200 miles.

We’ll have to wait till 2019 to find out, however, if you’re looking for Corsa spare parts now find them online and with ease ant MegaVaux.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Vauxhall News - Vauxhall Pass 100,000 Insignia Orders

The all-new Insignia has only been on the market for less than a year but this month has been one for celebration for Vauxhall and Opel as they have reached the 100,000-order milestone for the popular model.

The latest Insignia range is powered by a portfolio of turbocharged, four-cylinder, diesel and petrol engines from 1.5 to 2.0-litre, combined with a choice of six-speed manual or six and eight-speed automatic transmissions.

The most powerful diesel and petrol engines are also offered with innovative torque vectoring all-wheel drive. Buyers benefit from numerous state-of-the-art technologies, such as adaptive cruise control (which automatically adjusts the speed to follow the vehicle in front according to the selected following distance), IntelliLux LED matrix headlights (which automatically adapt to every traffic situation) and ergonomic seats certified by the back-specialists from Aktion Gesunder Rücken (AGR).

You can also benefit from a  moderate cost of ownership compared with its competitors in the high-volume and premium segments.

So, if you're tempted to ditch your old car for something a little bit more special don't forget you can easily scrap your car at Megavaux, all information can be found on our homepage.