Vauxhall this week (Nov 14) becomes the first manufacturer in the world to offer all its cars for sale on the internet. The new online service includes special prices for: every specification every colour every option and every dealer-fit accessory on every car in the range.

VIP prices are below those of models bought in the traditional manner.

Examples of on-the-road prices include:

 
from dealer
VIP
Saving
Vectra SXI 1.8
£14,345
£13,480
£865
Frontera Sport 2.2
£15,495
£14,745
£750

People seeking to buy over the internet, at www.vauxhall.co.uk may select a car online and arrange a test drive from their own living room. And, directly from their PC, they may also trade in their car and arrange Vauxhall Finance.

Their new car will be delivered to their door within a week of placing their order online, subject to availability.

Potential owners buying through the internet may at any stage in the buying process contact Vauxhall or their dealer to seek individual guidance. That, Vauxhall believes, will ensure a smooth process and remove any concern for the buyer.

Paul Confrey, Vauxhall new media manager, said: "Working with our dealers will ensure we can fully support our customers who are attracted by the prospect of buying online. They will also have the comfort of knowing that their car will receive the same lifetime support as one bought in the traditional way.

"Our dealers will also benefit from what we believe will be increased sales and the opportunity to build lifetime relationships with a new generation of Vauxhall customers."

Lower internet prices are made possible from savings in normal marketing and distribution costs.