In the Best Buy under £16,000 catagory, the Astra 1.0 Turbo ecoFLEX Design topped its extremely competitive class.
What Car? judges commented: “The new Vauxhall Astra represents a huge improvement over its predecessor. It’s entertaining and sure-footed to drive, while big leaps in interior design and quality make it feel more premium than ever.”
“We’re delighted the Astra has been recognised by What Car?” said Rory Harvey, Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director. “The Brit-built Astra has been very well-received and we’re looking forward to a full year of sales in 2016.”
This latest award follows many recent successes including the Astra winning the Scottish Car of the Year. This landmark award was part of four-trophy haul at the Scottish Car of the Year awards, where Astra and VIVA also won Compact, Eco and Family categories between them.
Also last year, Vauxhall OnStar, a comprehensive package, which includes a high-speed 4G LTE mobile network, emergency response notification and stolen vehicle recovery technology, won the Auto Express Technology Award and the BusinessCar Techies Award.
Vauxhall has also received plaudits in the van sector with its Brit-built Vivaro beating stiff competition to win Fleet Van of the Year at the Motor Transport Awards and Best Medium Panel Van at last year’s Commercial Fleet Awards. It was also named Medium Van of the Year, for the second year running, at the 2016 What Van? Awards, while the previous generation Vivaro picked up the Used Van of the Year title.