Vauxhall Trivia Questions and Answers

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  1. What was the original name of Vauxhall Motors Limited?
    A: Alexander Wilson and Company
    B: Vauxhall Motor Works
    C: Vauxhall Auto Co.
    D: General Motors UK
    Correct Answer: A
    Explanation: Vauxhall Motors was originally founded as Alexander Wilson and Company in 1857.
  2. In which year was Vauxhall Motors founded?
    A: 1903
    B: 1857
    C: 1925
    D: 1930
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: Vauxhall Motors was founded in 1857 by Alexander Wilson.
  3. Where are Vauxhall Motors’ headquarters located?
    A: London
    B: Birmingham
    C: Chalton, Bedfordshire
    D: Manchester
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: The headquarters of Vauxhall Motors is in Chalton, Bedfordshire, England.
  4. Who is the founder of Vauxhall Motors?
    A: Laurence Pomeroy
    B: James Taylor
    C: Joseph Lucas
    D: Alexander Wilson
    Correct Answer: D
    Explanation: Alexander Wilson founded Vauxhall Motors in 1857.
  5. Under what brand did Vauxhall sell vans, buses, and trucks?
    A: Griffin
    B: Bedford
    C: Vectra
    D: Astra
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: The Bedford brand was used by Vauxhall to sell vans, buses, and trucks.
  6. What type of vehicles does Vauxhall currently produce?
    A: Motorcycles
    B: Bicycles
    C: Cars and Commercial vehicles
    D: Aircraft
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: Vauxhall produces cars and commercial vehicles.
  7. In which year did Vauxhall become a subsidiary of Stellantis?
    A: 2010
    B: 2017
    C: 2021
    D: 2000
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: Vauxhall became a subsidiary of Stellantis in January 2021.
  8. Which American automaker acquired Vauxhall in 1925?
    A: Ford
    B: General Motors
    C: Chrysler
    D: Tesla
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: General Motors bought Vauxhall Motors in 1925.
  9. What’s the production output of passenger cars in 2016 for Vauxhall?
    A: 100,000
    B: 187,000
    C: 118,182
    D: 200,000
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: In 2016, Vauxhall produced 118,182 passenger cars.
  10. What was the net income of Vauxhall Motors in 2019?
    A: £100 million
    B: £70.7 million
    C: £59.5 million
    D: £3,162.8 million
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: The net income of Vauxhall Motors in 2019 was £59.5 million.
  11. Who was the chief designer responsible for the design of the Y-Type giving Vauxhall its early success?
    A: James Taylor
    B: Laurence Pomeroy
    C: Percy Kidner
    D: Charles King
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: Laurence Pomeroy designed the Y-Type, which contributed to Vauxhall’s early success.
  12. What is Vauxhall’s website?
    A: vauxhallcompetitions.co.uk
    B: vauxhallmotors.com
    C: vauxhall.co.uk
    D: opel-vauxhall.com
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: The official website of Vauxhall Motors is vauxhall.co.uk.
  13. From what type of engines did Vauxhall originally begin its manufacturing operations?
    A: Car engines
    B: Maritime and pump engines
    C: Motorcycle engines
    D: Aircraft engines
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: Vauxhall originally manufactured maritime and pump engines.
  14. In which year did Vauxhall move the majority of its production to Luton?
    A: 1903
    B: 1905
    C: 1925
    D: 1863
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: Vauxhall moved its production to Luton in 1905.
  15. What was Vauxhall Motors known for producing before the First World War?
    A: Agricultural machinery
    B: Sporting car models
    C: Military vehicles
    D: Airplanes
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: Vauxhall Motors was known for producing sporting car models before WWI.
  16. Which Vauxhall car was called “The £1 Million Motor Car”?
    A: Victor
    B: Twelve-Six
    C: H-type 10-4
    D: Cavalier
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: The H-type 10-4, introduced in 1937, was called “The £1 Million Motor Car.”
  17. During WWII, what military vehicle was constructed at the Luton factory?
    A: Spitfire
    B: Matilda Tank
    C: Churchill tank
    D: Humber Scout Car
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: The Churchill tank was produced at the Vauxhall’s Luton factory during WWII.
  18. What significant corporate event happened to Vauxhall in 2017?
    A: Became independent
    B: Acquired by Groupe PSA
    C: Merged with Renault
    D: Declared bankruptcy
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: Vauxhall was acquired by Groupe PSA in 2017.
  19. What notable performance brand is associated with Vauxhall?
    A: AMG
    B: VXR
    C: M
    D: SRT
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: Vauxhall’s performance brand is known as VXR.
  20. Which Vauxhall model is considered the company’s entry in the executive car market in the 1970s?
    A: Cavalier
    B: Carlton
    C: Viceroy
    D: Vectra
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: The Vauxhall Carlton was the company’s entry into the executive car market in the late 1970s.
  21. What is the current model range of Vauxhall’s small family car?
    A: Victor
    B: Cavalier
    C: Astra
    D: Admiral
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: The Astra is Vauxhall’s small family car.
  22. When did Vauxhall Motors first enter the British Touring Car Championship?
    A: 1985
    B: 1979
    C: 1991
    D: 1989
    Correct Answer: D
    Explanation: Vauxhall first entered the British Touring Car Championship in 1989.
  23. What was the first mass-production British saloon car with independent front suspension?
    A: Morris Minor
    B: Vauxhall Light Six
    C: Austin A40
    D: Ford Anglia
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: The Vauxhall Light Six, launched in 1933, was the first British saloon car with independent front suspension.
  24. What year marks the date Vauxhall first began manufacturing cars?
    A: 1887
    B: 1903
    C: 1912
    D: 1905
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: Vauxhall began manufacturing cars in 1903.
  25. Which Vauxhall car was praised for outstanding hill-climbing ability at the 1908 RAC Trials?
    A: Astra
    B: Y-Type Y1
    C: Viva
    D: Vectra
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: The Y-Type Y1 was praised for its hill-climbing ability in the 1908 RAC Trials.
  26. What model replaced the Vauxhall Magnum in rally racing?
    A: Manta 400
    B: Vauxhall Mokka
    C: Vauxhall Astra
    D: Chevette HSR
    Correct Answer: D
    Explanation: The Chevette HSR replaced the Vauxhall Magnum in rally racing during the 1970s.
  27. What car model features prominently in Vauxhall’s motorsports history?
    A: Cavalier
    B: Chevette
    C: Adam
    D: Crossland
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: The Vauxhall Chevette had a strong presence in motorsports, especially in rally racing.
  28. In which year did Vauxhall move its headquarters back to its original name, Vauxhall Motors Limited?
    A: 2008
    B: 2021
    C: 2017
    D: 2015
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: Vauxhall’s official name reverted to Vauxhall Motors Limited in 2017.
  29. Which company did Vauxhall form their off-road Frontera vehicle with in 1991?
    A: Toyota
    B: Holden
    C: Renault
    D: Isuzu
    Correct Answer: D
    Explanation: The Frontera was produced in collaboration with Isuzu.
  30. What was Vauxhall’s logo primarily designed to represent?
    A: Innovation
    B: Speed
    C: Strength
    D: Local historical connection
    Correct Answer: D
    Explanation: The griffin logo represents a local historical connection to Falkes de Breauté.
  31. What was the latest version of Vauxhall’s Griffin logo release year?
    A: 2020
    B: 2018
    C: 2008
    D: 2015
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: The latest revision of the Vauxhall Griffin logo was released in 2008.
  32. How many manufacturing facilities does Vauxhall have in the United Kingdom as of 2024?
    A: One
    B: Four
    C: Three
    D: Two
    Correct Answer: D
    Explanation: Vauxhall has two manufacturing facilities in the UK, located in Luton and Ellesmere Port.
  33. What prominent American design influence was evident in Vauxhall’s 1948 models?
    A: Ford F-Series
    B: Chevrolet Fleetline
    C: Pontiac Trans Am
    D: Cadillac Eldorado
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: The 1948 Vauxhall models shared design influences with the Chevrolet Fleetline.
  34. Which Vauxhall model is known for its high-performance VXR versions?
    A: Adam
    B: Astra
    C: Frontera
    D: Corsa
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: The Astra is known to have high-performance VXR versions.
  35. What manufacturing investment did GM announce for Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port factory in 2012?
    A: £200 million
    B: £125 million
    C: £500 million
    D: £80 million
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: GM announced a £125 million investment for the Ellesmere Port factory in 2012.
  36. Which Vauxhall model stopped production in 2004 after 13 years?
    A: Cavalier
    B: Corsa
    C: Frontera
    D: Zafira
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: The Vauxhall Frontera ceased production in 2004.
  37. Vauxhall’s VX220 is a roadster known for its partnership with which company?
    A: Lotus
    B: Aston Martin
    C: Mercedes-Benz
    D: BMW
    Correct Answer: A
    Explanation: Vauxhall’s VX220 roadster was created in partnership with Lotus.
  38. In what year did the last truly British-designed Vauxhall model, the FE Series Victor, get released?
    A: 1970
    B: 1972
    C: 1985
    D: 1968
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: The FE Series Victor, released in 1972, was the last all-British-designed Vauxhall model.
  39. How many generations did the Vauxhall Viva have before its nameplate was finally discontinued?
    A: One
    B: Two
    C: Three
    D: Four
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: There were three generations of the Vauxhall Viva before it was discontinued in 1979.
  40. What event caused Vauxhall to suspend car production in 1940?
    A: Economic depression
    B: WWII
    C: Company acquisition
    D: Workforce strikes
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: Vauxhall suspended car production in 1940 due to World War II.
  41. From the early 1980s, Vauxhall car models were largely identical to which of the following?
    A: Fiat
    B: Renault
    C: Opel
    D: Toyota
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: Since the 1980s, Vauxhall models have been largely identical to those of Opel.
  42. What was distinctive about the first Vauxhall car made in 1903?
    A: It was electric
    B: It used a tiller for steering
    C: It had four wheels
    D: It was made of aluminum
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: The first Vauxhall car made in 1903 was distinctive for its tiller steering.
  43. When did Vauxhall withdraw from sale in all countries except the UK?
    A: 1970s
    B: 1960s
    C: 1980s
    D: 1990s
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: Vauxhall withdrew from sale in all countries apart from the UK during the early 1980s.
  44. Which football league did Vauxhall sponsor from 1986 to 1998?
    A: Premier League
    B: Championship Football League
    C: Football Conference
    D: League One
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: Vauxhall sponsored the Football Conference from 1986 to 1998.
  45. In the 1960s, which Vauxhall model was widely known for being rust-prone?
    A: Astra
    B: Victor
    C: Cavalier
    D: Cresta
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: The Victor was known for its reputation of being rust-prone during the 1960s.
  46. Which model did Vauxhall introduce as their first compact crossover SUV?
    A: Adam
    B: Crossland
    C: Mokka
    D: Grandland
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: The Mokka is Vauxhall’s first compact crossover SUV.
  47. Which year was Vauxhall acquired by General Motors for $2.5 Million?
    A: 1930
    B: 1915
    C: 1950
    D: 1925
    Correct Answer: D
    Explanation: General Motors acquired Vauxhall in 1925 for $2.5 million.
  48. What was the special edition performance model of the Astra called?
    A: Speedster
    B: Kalos
    C: Zafira
    D: Astra VXR
    Correct Answer: D
    Explanation: The high-performance edition of the Astra is called the Astra VXR.
  49. When was the Vauxhall model Monaro VXR first released?
    A: 1979
    B: 1985
    C: 2001
    D: 2005
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: The Monaro VXR was first released in 2001.
  50. Which UK city’s museum displayed a surviving 1903 Vauxhall model in 1968?
    A: Birmingham
    B: London
    C: Manchester
    D: Liverpool
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: The London Science Museum displayed a surviving 1903 Vauxhall model in 1968.
  51. Which Vauxhall model was launched in 2006 at the British International Motor Show?
    A: Nova
    B: Cavalier
    C: Antara
    D: Corsa
    Correct Answer: D
    Explanation: The third-generation Vauxhall Corsa was launched at the British International Motor Show in 2006.
  52. What was the main element Vauxhall aimed to feature in the 1937 unibody car design?
    A: Increased speed
    B: Enhanced safety
    C: Improved storage space
    D: Weight reduction
    Correct Answer: D
    Explanation: One main feature of the 1937 unibody design was weight reduction.
  53. When did the merger between Groupe PSA and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to form Stellantis occur?
    A: 2019
    B: 2022
    C: 2021
    D: 2020
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: The merger between Groupe PSA and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to form Stellantis occurred in 2021.
  54. In which event did a 1903 Vauxhall model participate in 2018?
    A: London Design Festival
    B: Paris Motor Show
    C: London-to-Brighton car run
    D: Silverstone Grand Prix
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: A 1903 Vauxhall participated in the London-to-Brighton car run in 2018.
  55. What type of vehicle financing service does Vauxhall provide?
    A: Mortgage financing
    B: Vehicle financing
    C: Education loans
    D: Home improvement loans
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: Vauxhall provides vehicle financing services.
  56. How many people were employed at the Vauxhall Luton plant during the height of WWII?
    A: 1,000
    B: 3,500
    C: 2,000
    D: 5,600
    Correct Answer: D
    Explanation: Over 5,600 people were employed at the Luton plant during WWII producing Churchill tanks.
  57. When was Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant opened for component manufacturing?
    A: 1950
    B: 1962
    C: 1971
    D: 1998
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: The Ellesmere Port plant opened in 1962 for component manufacturing.
  58. What is the sub-brand name under which Vauxhall sells high-performance versions of its models?
    A: OPC
    B: VXR
    C: GSi
    D: M
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: Vauxhall sells high-performance versions under the GSi sub-brand.
  59. Which Vauxhall model was reintroduced in the 2000s as a city car?
    A: Nova
    B: Astra
    C: Adam
    D: Frontera
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: The Adam was reintroduced by Vauxhall as a city car in the 2000s.
  60. Which prestigious award did the Vauxhall Insignia win when it was launched?
    A: Best Urban Car
    B: World Car of the Year
    C: European Car of the Year
    D: Top Design Award
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: The Vauxhall Insignia won the “European Car of the Year” award.

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