The U car programme was, at least on the surface, a second attempt by General Motors to produce a "world car" the first being the T car (Vauxhall Chevette / Opel Kadett C). Click on More info to read more.
Cavalier Mk1 - Coupe 1975-1978
At first the Cavalier Mk1 Coupe was a 1.9 GL. The interior was finished in cloth trim and the seats and door pads were either in black, beige, blue or red. Click on More info to read more.
Cavalier Mk1 - Sportshatch 1978-1981
The Cavalier Sportshatch was a wholly designed Luton car, the whole concept of a “Sports Hatch” was something that had been simmering within the Vauxhall Styling Department since the late 1960s. Click on More info to read more.
Cavalier Mk1 Centaur 1978-1981
Late in 1976 the Luton Design studio had produced a concept mock-up of a Cavalier Convertible based on the Coupe body-shell Click on More info to read more.
Cavalier Mk1 Special Editions
LS, Silver Special and The Command Performance were special editions of the Cavalier Mk1. The Command Performance launched with a road show featuring Ted Rodgers of TV Games Show 321 Fame. Click on More info to read about them.
Cavalier Mk1 - In Continental Europe
If you think the Cavalier Mk1 was just a UK modle then think again. Up till 1981 Vauxhall Cars were sold in Continental Europe along side Opel. Click on More info to read about it.