Cavalier stays Opel-powered

Vauxhall inform us we were incorrect in our story that the Cavalier, when assembled in Britain, will adopt the Vauxhall s.o.h.c. engine in place of the Opel high-camshaft unit. This is a story that has been circulating amongst motoring journalists for some little while and we had also heard it from one or two, what we thought were unimpeachable, sources close to the industry. But we doubt that Vauxhall would take the trouble to deny it (very politely) if we had been correct. It’s a shame, really the Cavalier could be an even better car with the torquey Vauxhall engine.