Owning company: General Motors
Vauxhall Motors (General Motors UK Limited) is a British automotive manufacturing and distribution company headquartered in Luton, Bedfordshire, and a subsidiary of the German Adam Opel AG, itself a wholly owned subsidiary of the American General Motors (GM).
The company sells passenger cars and light commercial vehicles under the Vauxhall marque and has been the second-largest-selling car brand in the UK for over 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. Vauxhall has major manufacturing facilities in Luton and Ellesmere Port, UK, however, about 80% of Vauxhall production is exported, most of which is sold under the Opel brand.