Vauxhall Astra wins European Car of the Year for 2016 at the Geneva International Motorshow

The all new British Built Vauxhall Astra has been named 2016 European Car of the Year at the 86th Geneva Motorshow. The win marks the fifth Car of the Year title for Opel/Vauxhall.

58 of Europe's leading automotive journalists The Astra received 309 points, compared to the 294 points gained by the Volvo XC90 in second place and 202 for the Maxda MX-5 which finished in third. Rory Harvey, Vauxhall's Chairman and Managing Director has said, "We're delighted the Astra has been recognised for yet another award", he continues, "To be named European Car of the Year by judges throughout Europe is a testament to the hard work that has gone into the Astra. This is the new model's first full year of sales and it has already been well-received".

This win continues the great success of this model with the award the latest in a list that includes a Family Car category win at the What Car? awards and being named Scottish Car of the Year. The Astra emerged as the winnert from a field of seven Car of the Year finalists.

The new Vauxhall Astra is available with the following features; new-generation IntelliLink infotainment system and OnStar, a comprehensive package which includes a high-speed 4G LTE mobile network, emergency response notification and stolen vehicle recovery technology. Want to find out more about the Astra, then click here.