Vauxhall Astra Wins Compact Family Car of the Year

We have only just passed this year’s half way point and Vauxhall’s newest generation hatchback has already proven its prowess as an industry ‘game-changer’, been crowned the UK’s ‘Best Small Hatchback’, recognised as the ‘European Car of the Year’ and picked up multiple honours at the annual Fleet World Awards.

This year’s annual Auto Express New Car Awards ceremony sees the all-new Astra come out on top in the motoring publications ‘Compact Family Car of the Year’ category.

“A compact hatchback has to do everything – ferry the family around, offer enough space in the cabin and boot to cover day-to-day practicality, and serve up strong enough pace for an interesting drive. Vauxhall’s family five-door does just that, pumping out more power from the most popular 1.6-litre turbodiesel than its rivals, for less cash.” Said Auto Express.

Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director Rory Harvey expressed his delight at the continued award winning streak enjoyed by the Astra.

“The Astra has excelled once again,” 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 are pleased that the Astra is being recognised for the hard work that has gone into making this model the best yet.”