Vauxhall’s latest generation Astra has been awarded European Car of the Year at a ceremony in Geneva ahead of this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
Finishing with 309 points, Vauxhall’s seventh generation Astra finished just ahead of the Volvo XC90, with the Swedish 4×4 accumulating 294 points. Third place went to the Audi A4 (189 points) with the BMW 7 Series, Jaguar XE, Mazda MX-5 and Skoda Superb rounding off the final standings.
Points were awarded by an independent jury consisting of 58 journalists from 22 countries, with each judge allowed to allocate 25 points on shortlisted cars, but no more than 10 points to a single vehicle.
After launching across Europe in late 2015, the Astra has enjoyed great critical acclaim from the automotive press and customers alike thanks to its award winning technologies, engines and sleek new design. The estate variant is set to hit showrooms this March as Vauxhall look to continue the Astra’s success.