Vauxhall is a well-known car manufacturer in the UK that has been around for over a hundred years. From their humble beginnings in Vauxhall, London, the company has seen significant growth over the years. However, in recent years, the company has been struggling, even resulting in a takeover by French car maker, Groupe PSA.
But Vauxhall has not given up and has been making a comeback with their modern and award-winning cars. In this blog, we will be exploring Vauxhall's return to the car market, as well as the cars that have been winning awards for the British car maker.
Return of Vauxhall
In 2017, Groupe PSA acquired Vauxhall and Opel from General Motors, taking over the ownership of both brands. The French company aimed to turn the struggling automakers back to profitability, and it has proved to be successful. The Groupe PSA CEO, Carlos Tavares, praised the UK factories, saying they were some of the best in Europe.
Vauxhall started seeing some improvement, and in 2019, the British brand returned to profit for the first time in more than 20 years. The successful result was the outcome of increased sales and new cost-cutting measures introduced by the management team.
Vauxhall has also been making waves in the car industry with their award-winning vehicles. Some of their notable cars include:
Vauxhall Grandland X: In 2020, the Grandland X won the Auto Express Driver Power Award for best-in-class mid-size SUV. It was the third year the car had been nominated and it was the first time it came out as a winner.
Vauxhall Corsa: The Corsa is Vauxhall's most popular car. It won the Auto Express Car of the Year Award in 2020, beating off competition from brands like Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, and Land Rover. The Corsa is an excellent choice for city driving, with its agile handling and compact size.
Vauxhall Astra: The Astra, another popular model from the British carmaker, won the Auto Express Best Used Car Award in 2020. The car's spaciousness, reliability, and fuel efficiency were some of the reasons for its win.
Vauxhall has been around for over a century, and it is heartening to see the brand make a comeback after struggling for many years. With the backing of Groupe PSA, the British automaker has been introducing cost-cutting measures and increasing sales to turn a profit. Additionally, Vauxhall has been winning awards, showing that they are producing modern and quality cars. It will be interesting to see what the future holds for Vauxhall and how they continue to improve their offerings.