If your loved ones are hoping for a turbocharged Christmas, take Santa’s advice. Give the reindeer a rest and tell them to invest in Vauxhall’s hottest ever hatch - the Astra VXR.
Failing that, there are a host of accessories that would make ideal yuletide gifts for owners of current Vauxhall models, who may have a yen to customise their trusty steeds this winter.
From styling packs and audio upgrades to practical car accessories and VX Racing branded leisurewear, your nearest Vauxhall retailer will be able to help you select the perfect Christmas present, or you can buy many accessories online from the manufacturer’s website at www.vauxhall.co.uk/accessories
High tech accessories like the TomTom portable satellite navigation system and the latest audio systems are certain to feature strongly on most Vauxhall driver wish lists this Christmas.
Fitting neatly on to a screen-mounted bracket enabling the TomTom GO 300 to be moved from car to car, this ultra versatile GPS route mapping system retails at £349.99.
Another top of the tree accessory allowing owners of older Vauxhall models to enjoy the latest in new car optional extras is a reverse parking aid with sensors built into the rear number plate. This costs £129.99 fully fitted.
Proving that there is something in Santa’s sack to suit every budget at Christmas, Vauxhall gifts range from Irmscher pens, key rings and mugs starting at just £2 to an alloy pedal set at £80, a set of luggage bags designed specially for the new Tigra at £158 to the latest style Irmscher 16 inch alloy wheel from £568.
If your partner owns a hot VXR version of the Astra and Monaro, a new range of VXR branded quality clothing may be just the thing. Items range from a baseball cap at £10 and umbrella at £18 to a VXR fleece at £50 or a winter coat at £125.
There is a vast selection of Vauxhall-approved Sonax car care products to choose from, including a winter pack at £9, interior and glass cleaning pack at £14 and wheel care pack at £21.
A neat cool box for Astra and Vectra models at just £87 will help to keep the picnic fresh next summer, and a steering wheel lock at £49 can provide welcome peace of mind for owners of older cars without engine immobilisers. There is also a fire extinguisher at £21 and a puncture repair kit at £66.
And if it is music on the move that motivates the man or woman in your life, the choice of Vauxhall audio accessories is equally awesome. There is a CD holder from £3.50 that neatly fits on to the sun visor, a pair of VDO HSP 1321 speakers at £50, the latest VDO Dayton 2304 CD and MP3 player at £180 and the top of the range VDO Dayton MS5600 audio and satellite navigation system at £1249.Published 3 November 2005