Opel Astra became European Car of the Year

May 15, 2016 at 7:18 pm

The new German car has been updated not only externally, but also technologically that allowed it to win the title of best European car. German car brand Opel worked well on its main car of C-Class, and as a result was awarded the prestigious “Car of the Year” in Europe. The award ceremony took place within the framework of Geneva Motor Show.

2016 Opel Astra - the best European car of the year photo

2016 Opel Astra – the best European car of the year photo

Last year, German sedan Volkswagen Passat received this title, but this time he went to the designers of one of the oldest automobile brands in the world. Such cars as Audi A4, BMW 7-Series, Skoda Superb, Jaguar XE, Mazda MX-5 and the Volvo XC90 together with the Opel Astra fought for the award. The second place took such models as Volvo XC90 and the Mazda MX-5, which scored 294 and 202 points respectively. Thus, we can say that the Opel Astra in the extremely tight fight left Swedish crossover behind. Previously, this brand already took away the award, when its car Insignia and Ampera were better then competitors.

2016 Updated best European car Opel Astra image

2016 Updated best European car Opel Astra image

This is the fifth award won by Opel in this competition, and the third in the last eight years. We also can add that since 1964 Opel brand cars have also received four ” silver ” and five times” bronze ” in the competition for the best car of Europe.

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