Vauxhalls history is a fascinating one. The a story that includes some great engineers and some fantastic cars, and a brand that has touched the lives of millions of people in Britain, be it as owners, employees or simply those who have travelled in a Vauxhall car.
Vauxhall pioneered synchromesh gearboxes, unitary bodies, and the famous knee-action independent front suspension. The Cadet, Light Six, Big Six, and later 10-Four, 12-Four, and 1-Six were 1930s family cars of genteel respectability. Mid-Atlantic styling after World War II brought Velox, Cresta and Victor.
Vauxhall returned to motor racing through Dealer Team Vauxhall, and later VXRacing, winning the British Touring Car Championship. GM Europe brought the Opel-engineered Cavalier in 1975, saving the Vauxhall name and keeping the home fires burning.
This edition of Vauxhall: Model by Model from 1903 has been redesigned, expanded and brought comprehensively up to date to coincide with the appointment of the Astra as Car of the Year 2017.