Vauxhall offers London drivers free auto upgrade


Mokka X cruises along a country lane

Vauxhall is making city driving hassle-free for London motorists by inviting them to upgrade to an automatic model for free, as well as five years’ 0% APR flexible finance*.


With a recent study** suggesting automatic gearboxes are more popular than ever, Vauxhall is taking the effort out of changing gears with its free auto upgrade. Customers who buy a new Astra SRi, Mokka X Active, or Corsa Energy before 2 April 2018 from Vauxhall Retailers within the M25 will be treated to the free transmission upgrade, which will save them up to £1,405.

The new 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). The new Insignia also offers moderate cost of ownership compared with its competitors in the high-volume and premium segments.

Vauxhall Corsa 3-door on the road

Research from Carbuyer suggests that there are many upsides to owning an automatic. Not only are automatics more responsive than manual cars, but they are also more efficient. In addition, Carbuyer also voted the award-winning Astra the number one automatic available.


“It’s no secret that driving in and around London can be stressful at times due to all the congestion,” said Richard Collier, Vauxhall’s Head of Sales. “This is why we’re delighted to offer our customers the free upgrade to an automatic model to try and make driving in the area that little bit smoother.”

The Insignia Grand Sport Elite on the road

“It’s great to see the Vauxhall Astra has also been voted the number one automatic car available thanks to it being practical, comfortable and spacious. An upgrade will mean motorists no longer have to worry about shifting gears up and down due to traffic congestion, so if you’re interested in taking advantage of this fantastic offer then pop in to your local Vauxhall Retailer.”