Vauxhall Logo – Vauxhall is a manufacturer of automobiles belonging to the U.S. industrial group General Motors. Its model range consists of models of the German brand Opel. It was founded in 1857 by Alexander Wilson to make bombs and engines for marine, only in 1905 developed his first car. The factory moved from the London district of Vauxhall at Luton in 1905, and left the name Vauxhall Iron Works to take the current designation in 1907. General Motors bought the company in 1925. During the following decades, the brand was giving up his sport for the cars to large production.
From the 1970s onwards, virtually all are actually Vauxhall Opel models renamed and with a different front. Until this decade, both brands coexisted officially in the British Isles. Opel dealers in the United Kingdom became Vauxhall in 1982, and the following year the reverse happened in Ireland.
In the early 1990s, new generations of the different models of Opel and Vauxhall took identical designations, which meant changes on both sides of the Channel. The sporty versions of Opel calls “OPC” (“Opel Performance Center”) took the name “VXR” in Vauxhall model.