The Resourceful Issue

Welcome to the Resourceful issue of V magazine. Read on to discover the inventive new Zafira Tourer, smarter and grander than its predecessor, and see how the new Astra Sports Tourer proved the perfect companion for a family adventure in the woods, keeping the kids happy with Vauxhall’s OnStar technology. Follow the Corsa Limited Edition and its Intellilink infotainment system on a search for resourceful enterprises in London, and marvel at the achievements of the legendary Donald Campbell as we explore the Lake District’s Coniston Water in a GTC VXR. Elsewhere, we celebrate 10 places in the UK where initiative and creativity have combined to produce something ingenious, and speak to adventurer James Ketchell – the first man to climb Everest, row the Atlantic and cycle round the world.

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pushing boundaries

Resourceful...FASHION From now on, it’s perfectly acceptable to describe a pair of trainers or a handbag as a ‘fruity little number’. Piñatex is a new, anima...
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Spotlight on: new zafira tourer

Meet the new Zafira Tourer – smarter and grander than its predecessor, with enhanced design and cutting-edge connectivity It would be fair to say that New Zafi...
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If you go down to the woods today…

Tim Gibson takes new Astra Sports Tourer for a family adventure in the Devon countryside, in what turns out to be an action-packed day It is 6.03am. I’m in a r...
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Urban Jungle

Ben Barry takes new Corsa for a whirlwind tour around the capital, meeting the green-fingered people getting resourceful in the city It’s a beautiful sunny day...
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Life in the fast lane

With wild good looks and the need for speed, it seems fitting to take gtc VXR to Coniston in the Lake District, in the footsteps of Donald Campbell, the only pe...
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Ketchell: the comeback king

Adventurer James Ketchell has made a living out of bouncing back from adversity. Could he be Britain’s most resourceful man? Ten years ago, James Ketchell was ...
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Happy to be Connected

Vauxhall OnStar gets positive feedback from satisfied customers With over 24,000 registered users in the UK, it’s no surprise that Vauxhall OnStar has been tic...
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Thinking outside the box

We celebrate resourceful British places where initiative and creativity have combined to produce something ingenious… No.1   ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower & ...
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MADE IN ELLESMERE

Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant has been making cars since the days of the first-generation viva. Its most recent triumph was the new astra, now european car of...
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DESIGN YOUR OWN ADAM

The winners of Vauxhall’s #ADAMYOURSELF competition around Europe were recently announced. Having taken on the brief to design their own bespoke ADAM, the deli...
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A very Royal affair

Balmoral green is the colour Vauxhall reserves especially for the Queen – as in our monarch, not the rock band… Vauxhall has supplied cars to the Royal Family ...
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Finance: the facts

When it comes to buying your next Vauxhall, there are several options to choose from. Feeling a little confused? Here’s our guide to getting the right payment m...