Because the brits love their blue oval cars heheWho wouldn't want to drive a car with a griffin on the grille? Well, apparently British motorists, because despite having arguably the coolest badge in the business, Vauxhall doesn't retain the best brand image in the UK market. General Motors' British subsidiary is trying its darnedest to update its profile, however, and to that end has launched a refreshed version of its stoic badge.
It always amazing how Brits think Fords are actually British. Maybe it has something to do with the non-existence of their once proud auto industry. Need to latch onto something, and the Ford name is quite British in origin.Because the brits love their blue oval cars hehe
Great idea, would be great with a nomination thread then a poll and all.Maybe we should have a poll as to the best GM badge out there...One for North America and one that includes all of the subsidiaries. Any thougths?
^ Yeah that is odd, might have something to do with the Jaguar thing.
Great idea, would be great with a nomination thread then a poll and all.
My vote goes to the silver Holden badge on VE Calais's etc.. it's the the ring aournd thee outside is now a laurel wreath. I also like the Current Cadillac badge.
I'm a sucker for the 'wreath.
Heres a crappy pic of the caprice... you can just see the badge there.Can you post a pic of the Holden badge? Thanks in advance.
RHD cars!!!111einselfI am going to plead ignorance on this issue, but what does the Vauxhall hq do other than marketing?
Some others that have a similar feel or are based on similar roots......Can you post a pic of the Holden badge? Thanks in advance.
I think it's probably best to plead ignorance because 'pretty insignificant' is also known as around 384,387 new registrations (2007), a market share of 13.7%.I am going to plead ignorance on this issue, but what does the Vauxhall hq do other than marketing? isnt it just rebadged holdens and opels? isnt this brand "exclusive" to the british market meaning 'same shyt different day'? what are sales per year.........im guessing pretty insignificant
NO! The move away from coloured badges is much better! The colours clash with the paint on most of the cars. Lots of people take the colour out themselves when possible. I hate the gold Bow Tie on my Silverado and this summer, it will be going black to match the rest of the truck. Buick dropped the colours off of the tri-shield a while ago and it looks much better. Pontiac needs to drop the red (but not in favour of that redesigned badge. I didn't like that) and the same goes for Saturn and GMC. The GM chicklets they put on the cars were thankfully silver, not blue. Imagine how silly blue ones would look. The only badge in GM's stable that should keep the colours is Cadillac. The redesign was good and it would just not look right all silver. The rest don't need colours IMO.Does GM have a problem with color in their badges. It looks cool and all, but would look awesome with the red background:yup:
...because despite having arguably the coolest badge in the business, Vauxhall doesn't retain the best brand image in the UK market.