The Connected Issue

Welcome to the Connected issue of V magazine. Come with us behind the scenes at Vauxhall’s OnStar Service Centre, to meet the team who are helping an increasing number of new Vauxhall drivers to stay connected. Then join us for a journey with New Astra in a run from London’s iconic BT Tower via Jodrell Bank to the Kielder Observatory, places that keep us in touch with a galaxy far, far away. It’s hi-tech connections of a different kind in our Corsa Limited Edition road trip, as we join the trend of geocaching, a treasure hunt with a 21st-century twist. We then jump aboard ADAM ROCKS UNLIMITED to visit some of the lighthouses that connect land to sea and stand guard on our coastline. Elsewhere, we learn the secrets to success that connect entrepreneurs from Peter Jones, and examine the theory of six degrees of separation.

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Reach for the stars…

From the BT Tower, key to worldwide broadcasting and communications, to Jodrell Bank, the world-renowned centre for astronomical research, and the Kielder Obser...
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The Light’s On, But Nobody’s Home

We take ADAM ROCKS UNLIMITED on a coastal adventure to learn about how lighthouses and their connection with the past, the future and the people who use them W...
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Push the Button

With Vauxhall Onstar, drivers can rapidly connect to an advisor at the push of a button. This invaluable system is equally useful whether you need roadside assi...
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Pushing Boundaries

Connected by WELLNESS Seven out of ten people regularly suffer from back pain, but if they drive New Astra, they’ll find a comfortable driving experience tha...
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gt concept

Vauxhall’s new vision of the sports car of the future, the GT Concept, was unveiled at this year’s Geneva’s International Motor Show. Purebred, pared down, yet...
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The dragon roars

One of the UK’s most famous angel investors, serial entrepreneur and star of bbc2’s Dragons’ Den, Peter Jones talks about his business empire and the secrets th...
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X marks the spot

We’re off on an urban treasure hunt in the Corsa – but this is the hi-tech version, known as geocaching. Join us in the search for caches around the country If...
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Connecting with our heritage

Vauxhall’s Heritage Centre is a treasure trove of delights for anyone interested in the history of the marque. We met Senior Vehicle Restorer and team leader An...
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Everyone’s an original

The ADAM UNLIMITED can be customised in so many different ways, finally making it possible to connect with a car that’s as unique as you are. In tribute to the ...
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Vauxhall & I

When Vauxhall fan Bill Wilson of Morpeth changed his car in 1975, he chose a 1972 2.3-litre Victor FE in Tropic Green Starfire with just 6,000 miles on the cloc...
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An ADAM abroad

Instagram photographer Jacob Riglin went off the beaten track with ADAM ROCKS, capturing incredible landscapes across Europe When Jacob Riglin set off in searc...
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Cool Connections

According to the six degrees of separation theory, everyone on Earth can be linked in just a small number of logical steps. hanna lindon takes a look at the sci...