Astra Sports Tourer wins Telegraph Cars award


Front view of the Astra Sports Tourer

Vauxhall’s all-new Astra has claimed another accolade, with the Sports Tourer named Best Estate Car at the 2016 Telegraph Cars Awards.


The award recognises the Astra Sports Tourer as the best estate car driven by the Telegraph’s experienced road-test team in the last year, following extensive testing of all new cars on the market. Built at Ellesmere Port in the UK, the new Sports Tourer provides more internal storage than its predecessor, while maintaining the athletic exterior design of its hatchback equivalent.

Astra Sports Tourer wins Auto Express Compact Family Car award

The judges commented: “The new Astra is at its best in estate guise, which gives a useful boost in boot space to go with its other winning attributes.” And, noting performance as well as convenience, they added: “The engine range is one of the strongest out there, too.”


The range of fuel-efficient petrol and diesel powertrains on the new Astra Sports Tourer are smaller, more compact and lighter. At the same time, they are both more powerful and more frugal when compared to previous generations.


“The Astra has been very well received and it’s great news that the new model has been recognised yet again, this time at the Telegraph Cars Awards,” said Rory Harvey, Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director.


This year continues to be extremely successful for the Astra, with today’s award joining the recent Auto Express Compact Family Car win, as well as previous awards including 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.