The 2016 Opel Astra launch could not have gone any smoother, if we were sitting inside of Opel right now. The 2016 Astra K has won numerous awards, including a Golden Steering Wheel, residual value and a Safety Best recognition.
Now, it’s time for the crème de la crème. The 2016 Astra has been named a finalist for car of the year in Europe. A panel of 58 journalists across 22 European countries will evaluate the Astra and six other contenders and name the car most deserving of the award; there are no segments or categories here, just one all-reining vehicle.
The European Car of the Year award was founded in 1964. In recent years, Opel has come out on top twice – with the Insignia in 2009 and the Ampera in 2012. The 2016 winner will be announced on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show on February 29, 2016.