Vauxhall's British built Astra has been awarded European Car of the Year 2016 at the 86th Geneva Motor Show.
Vauxhall's CEO Dr Karl-Thomas Neumannwas presented with the award by Car of the Year President Hakan Matson the day before the first press day of the Geneva International Motor Show, the Astra beat off competition from the Volvo XC90 and the Mazda MX-5.
Rory Harvey who is Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director said “We’re delighted the Astra has been recognised for yet another award, to be named European Car of the Year by judges throughout Europe is a testament to the hard work that has gone into the Astra. This is the new model’s first full year of sales, and it has already been well-received.”
This year see's the 52nd European Car of the Year Awards and the fifth time Vauxhall has won with the previous winners the Astra Mk2, Omega A, Insignia and Ampera.
What a great start 2016 has been for Astra with other awards under their belt such as Family Car category winners at the What Car? Awards, the small Hatch category winner at the UK Car of the Year Awards and being named Scottish Car of the Year.
Surely the remainder of 2016 can only get better!