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VAUXHALL ASTRA NAMED COMPACT FAMILY CAR OF THE YEAR AT AUTO EXPRESS NEW CAR AWARDS

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VAUXHALL ASTRA NAMED COMPACT FAMILY CAR OF THE YEAR AT AUTO EXPRESS NEW CAR AWARDS

Vauxhall's all-new Astra has claimed another accolade, winning Compact Family Car of the Year at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2016.

Announced at the annual Auto Express New Car Awards ceremony on Tuesday 4 July, the Astra topped the Compact Family Car of the Year category. The award recognises the Astra as the car that has leapt forward in many areas, but has also set the standard for others in its class. The judges praised the seventh-generation model for its value for money, technology and “real-world appeal”.

Judges added that the all-new Astra remains competitive across the board, performing strongly not only in cabin and boot space, but also thanks to its powerful and economic 1.6-litre turbo diesel engine. The technology included in the latest model will further broaden its appeal to buyers, judges claimed.

“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.”

This year has already proven to be an extremely successful year for the Astra model. This award is the latest in a list that also includes being named European Car of the Year, a Family Car category win at the What Car? Awards, a Lower Medium category win at the Fleet News Awards and the Game-Changer award from Autocar.

KIA REVEALS PRICING AND SPECIFICATION FOR ALL-NEW STONIC CUV

KIA REVEALS PRICING AND SPECIFICATION FOR ALL-NEW STONI...

Posted on: 21st Sep 2017

Kia today releases first details of the specification and pricing for the all-new Stonic, the company's first offering in Europe's booming small CUV/SUV market. Stonic will go on sale on October 23, 2017, order books are open now.

NEW SEAT IBIZA NAMED "BEST FIRST CAR" IN PARKERS NEW CAR AWARDS 2018

NEW SEAT IBIZA NAMED "BEST FIRST CAR" IN PARK...

Posted on: 21st Sep 2017

The all-new SEAT Ibiza continues to storm the supermini segment, picking up the honour of "Best First Car" in the Parkers New Car Awards 2018, announced today. The stylish Spanish newcomer is fast emerging as the benchmark model in a fiercely competitive market, seeing off the new Ford Fiesta in Parkers' shortlist of cars that are id...

GLOBAL PREMIERE OF LIGHTER, QUICKER NEW SUZUKI SWIFT SPORT AT FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW

GLOBAL PREMIERE OF LIGHTER, QUICKER NEW SUZUKI SWIFT SP...

Posted on: 15th Sep 2017

The all-new Swift Sport had its global premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show today. The third-generation Swift Sport features a lower, wider stance, more aggressive styling, and a torque-to-weight ratio that propels the Swift Sport into genuine hot hatch territory. "We know that our customers value a dynamic driving experience above everything ...

SEAT ANNOUNCES IT WILL BE THE FIRST AUTOMOTIVE BRAND IN EUROPE TO INTEGRATE AMAZON ALEXA IN ITS VEHICLES

SEAT ANNOUNCES IT WILL BE THE FIRST AUTOMOTIVE BRAND IN...

Posted on: 14th Sep 2017

SEAT will be the first car brand in Europe to integrate Amazon's Alexa voice service into its vehicles. The announcement has been made by the Spanish carmaker in the framework of the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Alexa service will be available at the end of this year in the SEAT Leon and Ateca models, and in the Ibiza, Arona and its new large SUV...