Griffin emblem for his company borrowed from the coat of arms of the Norman knight, who owned land in Luton
All the early cars Vauxhall Motors had a large working volume, produced in small quantities. So were relatively expensive. Only in the 20s. the company began to regularly produce more than a thousand cars per year. Under the leadership of Percy Kidner (Percy Kidner), famous for his performances in Bruklende and Laurence Pomeroy (Laurence Pomeroy), a famous designer, dvigatelisty, Vauxhall won the race sports cars and has built an excellent sport engines.
In 1911 appeared a sports car Prince Henry («Prince Henry"), followed by the model of "30/98." After passing under the control of the concern General Motors Vauxhall gradually turned into a mass production manufacturer. Over 50 years of sports cars it produced. By the end of the 30-ies. Vauxhall in the UK introduced the first car with a monocoque body, and became a member of the British "Big Six". Her office was Bedford («Bedford"), one of the major manufacturers of trucks in the country, quickly became a leader in its market sector.
Vauxhall Prince Henry with a 4-liter engine, who developed the speed 129 km / h, was set up for racing at the Cup of Prince Henry in 1910
For 30 years after the Second World War, Vauxhall produced family cars, including the successful model of Victor («Victor"), followed by the 60-ies. followed by Viva («Viva"), its first compact car. In the 60's. began the process of optimizing production. The design of cars Vauxhall and the German branch of General Motors Opel («Opel") were similar. The first time the British allowed us to create external differences on new models, but in the 80s. Vauxhall cars are almost twins models of Opel.
When in the 70s. General Motors has lifted the ban on the participation of its affiliates in the competition, the company has created a Vauxhall cars like coupe Magnum / Firenza («Magnum / Firenze") and the Chevette HS / HSR, enhanced its reputation.
In the new era came to Vauxhall models such as this Car / ton GSi 1989 Its top speed of 235 km / h
In the early 90s. company Vauxhall and Opel became friends even more. British car with a griffin on a poster in all respects become better and better. The firm Cosworth («Kosuort") has helped to create in the 80s. first cylinder head with two camshafts and four valves per cylinder, General Motors has developed a very all-wheel drive, body model Calibra («Caliber"). The car Vauxhall Carlton / Opel Omega («Carlton / Omega") was so good that it was built on a wonderful sedan Lotus («Lotus"), to reach a maximum speed of 273 km / h
In the 90's. European branch of General Motors-Europe («General Motors EuropeAid") challenged the Ford-Europe («Ford EuropeAid"), occupying a leading position in several sectors of the market with models such as the Vectra («Vectra»), Tigra («Tiger ") and Astra (« Astra "), with reworked by Lotus suspension. In the new century British Vauxhall came with the new models. Expanded its program of high capacity compact wagon Agila («Aguila"), sporty two-seater car «VX220» - an analog of Opel Speedster («Speedster").