Vauxhall’s newest Astra model enjoyed a successful 2016, picking up numerous awards in a range of categories, from best hatchback to best in car technology. Momentum looks to continue into 2017 for the hatchback, having now been crowned as ‘Best Family Car at the WHATCAR? Awards.
The Astra scooped the award for the ‘Best Family Car’ for the second year in a row, cementing its position as one of best hatchbacks on the market despite strong competition from Ford, Honda and Volkswagen.
“This is arguably the toughest class of all,” said Steve Huntingford, WhatCar? Editor. “Competition is so fierce that even a single weakness is usually enough to rule a car out of the running. This is the second year running that the Astra has claimed this price point and this year we’re recommending a new 109bhp 1.6-litre diesel. For a modest premium over the entry-level petrol, you’ll be getting one of the best performers yet in our real-world True MPG tests.”
“The Astra isn’t just about incredible value-for-money, though; it’s one of the best cars in the class on merit. It’s good to drive, smart inside and more practical than many of its peers, with lots of rear knee room and a whopping boot. We rate it as the best family car you can buy today, thanks to its blend of modern technology, excellent value for money and superb overall ownership experience.”
“The Astra is the best family car on the market and we are delighted to receive this recognition from What Car?” said Rory Harvey, Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director. “Last year was quite a year for the Astra; it won a host of top awards as well as topping its segment in the fourth quarter and the second half of the year.”