Astra named Compact Family Car of the Year


Front view of the Astra.

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


The Astra topped the Compact Family Car of the Year category at the annual Auto Express New Car Awards ceremony on Tuesday 4 July. The award recognises how the Astra has leapt forward in many areas and 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’.

Astra wins Auto Compact Family Car of the Year award.

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 further broadens its appeal, 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.”