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www.vauxhallownersnetwork.co.uk
This forum is for discussing engine tuning and performance upgrades to suspension, transmission, brakes, exhaust and wheels on all models of Vauxhall, Opel, Holden.

www.vodc.co.uk/forum.php
Vauxhall Opel Owners Club - a Vauxhall Opel Car Club which covers all models.

www.migweb.co.uk/forums
MIG Performance Vauxhalls is a large on-line Vauxhall community for owners of all Vauxhall models. We are also an owners club offering events, discounts and more to our members.

www.torquecars.com/forums/f40
Vauxhall Opel GM and Holden Vauxhall specific questions and tuning tips. Meet other Vauxhall owners including Calibra, Corsa, VXR and VX220 owners to mention a few.

www.totalvauxhall.co.uk/tvauxhall-forum
Total Vauxhall Forum from Total Vauxhall - the performance Vauxhall magazine.

www.vvoc.com/forum
Vauxhall Vectra Owners Club - The Worlds Largest Vectra Community - Vectra A | Vectra B | Vectra C.

www.vectra-c.com/forum
Vectra C - Signum - Insignia Owners Club.

www.allcorsa.co.uk
All Corsa - Home of Vauxhall & Opel Nova, Corsa B, Corsa C and Corsa D.

www.vectra-sport.com
Discussion Forum and International Club for the Vauxhall/Opel/Holden Vectra A (aka Cavalier), B and C. Based in the UK.

www.justopelvauxhall.com
A car club for every type of Vauxhall and Opel.

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Overview of Vauxhall


Vauxhall Motors (registered name, General Motors UK Limited) is an English automotive manufacturing and distribution company headquartered in Luton, and an affiliated company of the German Adam Opel AG, both being wholly owned subsidiaries of General Motors (GM) in the United States. The company sells passenger cars and light commercial vehicles under the Vauxhall marque; in the past, it has also sold buses and trucks under the Bedford brand. Vauxhall has been the second-largest-selling car brand in the UK for more than two decades.

Vauxhall was founded by Alexander Wilson in 1857 as a pump and marine engine manufacturer and began manufacturing cars in 1903. It was acquired by GM in 1925. Bedford Vehicles was established as a subsidiary of Vauxhall in 1930 to manufacture commercial vehicles. Having previously been a luxury car brand, after the Second World War, Vauxhall became increasingly mass-market. Since 1980, Vauxhall products have been largely identical to those of Opel, GM's German subsidiary, and most models are principally engineered in Rüsselsheim, Germany. During the 1980s, the Vauxhall brand was withdrawn from sale in all countries apart from the UK, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. Throughout its history, Vauxhall has been active in motorsports, including rallying and the British Touring Car Championship.

Vauxhall has major manufacturing facilities in Luton (commercial vehicles, IBC Vehicles) and Ellesmere Port, UK (passenger cars). The Luton plant currently employs around 900 staff and has a capacity of approximately 100,000 units. The Ellesmere Port plant currently employs around 1,880 staff and has a capacity of approximately 187,000 units. A high proportion of Vauxhall-branded vehicles sold in the UK are produced at Opel factories in Germany, Spain and Poland, and roughly 80% of Vauxhall production is exported, most of which is sold under the Opel brand.

Notable former Vauxhall production cars include the Viva, Victor, Chevette and Cavalier. The current Vauxhall car range includes the Adam (city car), Viva (city car), Ampera (extended range electric vehicle), Astra (small family car), Cascada (convertible), Corsa (supermini), Insignia (large family car), Meriva (compact MPV), Mokka (subcompact SUV) and Zafira Tourer (large MPV). Vauxhall sells high-performance versions of some of its models under the VXR sub-brand.


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