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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.

SEAT WILL STRENGTHEN ITS SUV OFFENSIVE WITH A THIRD MODEL

SEAT WILL STRENGTHEN ITS SUV OFFENSIVE WITH A THIRD MOD...

Posted on: 28th Mar 2017

SEAT's model line-up keeps getting bigger. The carmaker will reinforce the product offensive that began with the Ateca with the launch of a third SUV, which will become the flagship model of SEAT. This new SUV will be positioned one segment above the successful Ateca, feature 5 and 7-seater versions, and will reach dealerships in 2018.

SEAT ATECA NAMED BEST MID-SIZE SUV AT FLEET NEWS AWARDS

SEAT ATECA NAMED BEST MID-SIZE SUV AT FLEET NEWS AWARDS

Posted on: 22nd Mar 2017

The SEAT Ateca has added another honour to its trophy cabinet, after being named Best Mid-size SUV at the 2017 Fleet News Awards, held at London's Grosvenor House Hotel last night. Recognising class-leaders from all corners of the fleet sector, the Fleet News Awards has become a key fixture for the industry and is now in its 29th year.

IGNIS MAKES IT TO THE FINAL THREE: URBAN CAR - 2017 WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR

IGNIS MAKES IT TO THE FINAL THREE: URBAN CAR - 2017 WOR...

Posted on: 15th Mar 2017

Suzuki is pleased to announce that the IGNIS has made it to the final three cars in the new Urban Car category of the 2017 World Car of The Year. To qualify for the initial judging process, vehicles had to be less than four metres long, suitable in design for everyday use in an urban environment and also on sale across two Continents by the deadli...

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DAMON'S DESERVED SUCCESS

Posted on: 8th Mar 2017

The 10th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2017) - which celebrates Apprenticeships across all industries and all levels - runs from 6th to 10th March and this year the theme is 'ladder of opportunity.' This then would seem the perfect time to announce that Damon Powsey, an Apprentice working at WJ King's Vauxhall Dartford branch, wa...