Vauxhall is a British car manufacturing company which has its headquarters in Luton, Bedfordshire. The company sells passenger cars and also light commercial vehicles. The company is a subsidiary of the German Adam Opel. Previously the company also sold buses and trucks. The company Vauxhall is the second largest car company in the United Kingdom.
The company was set up in the year 1857 by Alexander Wilson. It began initially as a pump and marine engine manufacturing company. It was from 1903 that the company slowly and steadily began to make cars. It was only after the Second World War that this company really took off and started making products catering to the needs of the masses. From 1980 onward the products of Vauxhall and Opel became largely identical. The company also makes sports cars and they are in high demand in the sports circuit in the country. Rallying and British Touring Car Championship are some of the motor sports events where there is a huge demand for the cars made by Vauxhall. Adam, Agila, Corsa, Meriva, Astra, Zafira, Insignia are some of the cars which are made by this company.