As far as British car brands go, Vauxhall is one of the most recognisable, and has been around since 1903. The number of Vauxhall cars on the roads becomes increasingly popular even today, with our favourite Vauxhall family cars including the Astra, Mokka X, Grandland X and the award-winning Insiginia.
Last year Vauxhall launched brand-new Insignia models, the Grand Sport, GSi, Country Tourer and Sports Tourer – a definite front-runner for the British brand. Evans Halshaw take a look at the Griffin's family-car journey from 1975 to the Present-day and its continuous marketplace for fantastic family cars.
In celebration of Vauxhall history, the company hosted and showcased a range of old Vauxhall cars at the Lancaster Classic Motor Show in the NEC back in November 2017. As Vauxhall celebrated their heritage, the Insignia Grand Sport received the Scottish Car Award for 'Family Car of the Year 2017' as well as a five-star Euro NCAP rating, confirming ongoing success as one of the top British car brands.
It’s no surprise either that the Vauxhall Insignia was named ‘Family Car of the Year’ and ‘Best Used Family Car of the Year’ at the more recent Auto Express Awards 2018, thanks to its combined practicality, affordability and first-class technology on board – not to mention its sophisticated looks with a premium feel.
2017 - present
2017 saw the launch of a new generation Insignia including the introduction of the Insignia Grand Sport - a sportier version the GSi. The practical Insignia Country Tourer is now offered alongside a sportier option too - the Insignia Sports Tourer, combining sporty looks with optimum Insignia practicality.
Following three consecutive awards achieved for being the 'Family Car of the Year' in 2017 and 2018, the Vauxhall Insignia sets the bar for the ultimate family car from one of our top British car brands.