Vauxhall has announced the introduction of its third VXR8 variant
27 March 2013

An estate version of the Vauxhall VXR8 is to be introduced. The Vauxhall VXR8 Tourer is the third model in the VXR8 range, which also includes the saloon and Maloo pick-up.

Vauxhall says the 6.2-litre, 425bhp VXR8 Tourer has the largest load volume of any estate car sold in the UK with 895 litres of room. It is also the most powerful estate in its history.

Official figures state the £49,500 VXR8 Tourer will reach 60mph in 4.9sec and is capable of reaching an electronically limited 155mph. The rear-drive estate is offered with the choice of an MM10 six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox working through a mechanical limited-slip differential.

The VXR8 Tourer shares its MacPherson strut with progressive-rate coils front arrangement and its multi-link rear suspension setup with the VXR8 saloon and Maloo. Launch control is fitted as standard.

Other standard kit includes full leather trim, HSV sports seats, 20in alloy wheels and Vauxhall’s Enhanced Driver Interface system, already fitted to the VXR8 saloon.

Our Verdict

Vauxhall VRX8 2011-2012

The Vauxhall VXR8 is an unsophisticated sledgehammer that is engaging, entertaining and very different from the German super-coupés that it rivals

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27 March 2013

Putting the price to one side, it seems almost perfect

27 March 2013

Bugger!  I was hoping they wouldn't bring it in!

This will probably have to be my next car.

 

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

27 March 2013

Rare as Hen's teeth and will appreciate in value from new....................

Malo Mori Quam Foedari

28 March 2013

RPrior wrote:

...and will appreciate in value from new....................

You being funny?

27 March 2013

I still have not seen a VXR8, or even a Maloo, on the roads yet. So the VXR8 Tourer will certainly be as rare as hen's teeth. Nice idea though.  

27 March 2013

While I am unlikely to ever own one, it still warms my heart that Vauxhall are carrying on selling the VXR8 when all other manufacturers are abandoning the E and D segments.

If they offered it with a sensible 2.0 petrol, diesel and a V6, it could be the replacement for the Omega, the loss of which handed sales to the Skoda Superb.

27 March 2013

Nice, but who in their right mind would trust a Vauxhall dealer when you are looking to spend £50k, for that price you can get a nearly new AMG E-Class Tourer.. 

27 March 2013

im glad Vauxhall continues to offer the VXR8, its good to see that every car manufacturer wont just bow down to Audi Merc and Bmw, If i was in the market i certainly wouldnt be a sheep and buy one of these german above mentioned cars. I would certainly trust my local Vauxhall dealer, one of the best dealers ive ever had to deal with, superb customer service.  Fiskens Of Forfar if anyone cares to know.

28 March 2013

I saw a Holden saloon version of this at Forge Motorsports Action Day 2012 (at Castle Combe), in yellow, and whilst I'd never buy a yellow car myself it looked SO much more interesting against the usual conservative / utilitarian German fayre parked up alongside it.

A massive amount of car for the money; should it be possible to have that much fun and practicality within one tin pot?! A brilliant effort by Vauxhall, and a huge hats off for them for continuing to bring thought provoking cars to market when most other manufacturers just bring more of the same old facelifted bilge.

6 April 2013

I saw this car and immediately thought of the Eighties Castlemaine XXXX advert. If you're too young to remember it then look it up on You Tube because it's there. What does 895 litres work out to be in 'tinnies'? Autocar should have been more thorough here, I feel.

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