The all-new Vauxhall Astra is a lot like the kid in school that seemed to win all the awards, the one who seemed to do everything right. The Astra received yet another award at the Autocar Awards, earning the Game-Changer Award after proving itself to be one of the top models on the market. We wonder if there’s any room left for more awards following the Astra’s white-hot streak.
“The Astra continues to go from strength-to-strength this year, and winning the Autocar Game-Changer Award further proves this,” said Rory Harvey, Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director. “It’s great to see how well-received the Astra has been so far, and we hope to keep up this winning streak.”
The annual Autocar awards ceremony was held at Silverstone’s prestigious Wing complex. Topping the competitive Game-Changer category, the Astra was praised by the judges for its versatility, value for money and technology.
“The new Astra has taken a quantum leap forward over the previous generation and has put Vauxhall back in the running in one of the most competitive sectors of the industry,” said Jim Holder, Autocar’s Editorial Director. “It stands out for doing everything well, and some things better than everyone else. The Astra has an outstanding diesel engine and agile handling, while its infotainment and safety technologies provide selling points you might not expect from the brand.”
Other notable achievements for the Astra include being named European Car of the Year, a Family Car category win at the What Car? Awards, winning the Lower Medium category at the Fleet News Awards, and earning the Golden Steering Wheel Award.