A British motoring institution for well over a century, Vauxhall has been responsible for some of the UK's most popular cars*.

Vauxhall’s modern lineup includes the likes of the AdamAstraCorsa and Insignia.

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3 facts about Vauxhall

  • Vauxhall was originally founded as a manufacturer of pumps and marine engines, but began producing automotive vehicles in 1903*.
  • Vauxhall became particularly popular in the 1960s. The Viva was a success, having been followed by the Cavalier in 1975 and the Astra in 1979*.
  • Vauxhall has consistently ranked as the second biggest selling car brand in the UK since the turn of the millennium, with the Astra and Corsa models proving particularly popular^.  
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Did you know?

The Vauxhall name is only used in the UK. You can see famous Vauxhall models rebadged as ‘Opel’ right across Europe**.

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At Ageas, we’ve been providing UK drivers with our comprehensive car insurance for decades.

You can customise your Ageas policy thanks to the optional extras we provide, including things like breakdown cover and excess protection cover. If and when you need us, you can make a claim 24/7. And, if you do make a claim and choose one of our approved repairers, all workmanship comes with a guarantee for as long as you own the car^^.

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What to know about taxing and insuring your Vauxhall

Insurers consider lots of information about you and your vehicle before they provide you with a quote. This often includes information like your age and where you live, along with the specifications of the car you want covered. In the case of the latter, the provider might include your car’s insurance group in their calculations. These groups are bands that run from 1-50, reflecting the costs and risks associated with each model of car. For that reason, they may help insurers to estimate the scale of any potential claims.

Another banding system is used for Vehicle Excise Duty. This is tax paid at a flat rate annually. However, what you’ll need to pay in the first year the car is registered is determined by its CO2 emissions, with the most polluting vehicles paying more.

Tax bands and car insurance groups for some Vauxhall models include:

Model Insurance Group Tax Band
Vauxhall Adam Energised VVT 1.2l Manual 69bhp 2 G
Vauxhall Adam Rocks 1.4l Manual 86bhp 5 G
Vauxhall Astra Estate SE Turbo 1.2l Manual 108bhp 16 G
Vauxhall Astra Hatchback SE Turbo 1.2l Manual 128bhp 19 G
Vauxhall Corsa SE 1.2l Manual 74 bhp 10 G
Vauxhall Corsa Ultimate Turbo 1.2l Automatic 99bhp 17 H
Vauxhall Insignia Estate Elite Nav Turbo 1.6l Manual 197bhp 25 I
Vauxhall Insignia Hatchback Sri Nav Turbo 1.6l Manual 197bhp 23 F


At Ageas, we’re able to offer our comprehensive car insurance to many drivers around the UK. But we can’t guarantee an insurance policy for every car and driver, and some editions of Vauxhall vehicles may be excluded.

We will determine if we can provide you with a quote based on several factors that include your car and your personal circumstances.

*https://www.theguardian.com/business/2009/sep/10/vauxhall-history

^https://web.archive.org/web/20170306210707/http://media.groupe-psa.com/en/press-releases/group/opelvauxhall-join-psa-group

**http://motoring.excite.co.uk/why-vauxhall-and-not-opel-in-the-uk.html

^^Subject to the vehicle being maintained in accordance with the manufacturer routine maintenance schedule. Defective parts will be replaced without charge as long as they are covered by the part manufacturer’s warranty. Failure of components or bodywork damage will not be covered if failure or deterioration is through normal usage.