Alexander Wilson founded the company in the Dusian Road, Vauxhall, London in 1857. Originally named Alex Wilson and Company, then Vauxhall Iron Works, the company built pumps and marine engines.
In 1903, the company built its first car, a five-horsepower model steered using a tiller, with two forward gears and no reverse gear.
In 1905 Vauxhall moved to Luton and in 1907 changed it's name to Vauxhall Motors. GM bought Vauxhall in 1925 for $2.5million.
Despite recent attempts to sell Vauxhall, GM still retain ownership and now sees Vauxhall & Opel as key to re-establishing itself amongst the top car manufacturers in the world.
Each Vauxhall model sold today is assured to be in amongst the top sellers within its respective categories. The Vauxhall Corsa is one of the best selling super mini's, the Astra a popular choice for the small family car whilst the Insignia is a favourite amongst the travelling sales people. The Vauxhall Zafira was the first MPV to appear in the top 10 cars in the UK.
Whether you are thinking of buying or selling a Vauxhall, because of their popularity there's sure to be plenty to choose from and with lots of ex fleet cars about you are sure to be able to pick one up for a great price if you search hard enough.