Opel’s new-generation Astra managed to bend out abundant antagonism from Volvo and Mazda as it was awarded “Car of the Year 2016” by a board of 58 automotive journalists.The Astra accustomed 309 absolute points, almost artifice the ability of Volvo’s new XC90, which accomplished additional with 294 votes, while the Mazda MX-5 accustomed 202 votes admitting still finishing on the belvedere advanced of the new Skoda Superb, Jaguar XE, Audi A4 and BMW 7-Series.
The accolade was presented at the 86th Geneva All-embracing Motor Show to Opel CEO Dr Karm-Thomas Neumann who declared that this year’s champ “represents the alpha of a new era at Opel and achievement in this year’s ‘Car of the Year’ antagonism shows that we are on the appropriate track. It is an account for us to accept such a celebrated accolade from arch automotive journalists.”
Opel’s latest bearing Astra has been on a cycle back launch, accepting already won added all-embracing awards such as Safetybest 2015 and the 2015 Golden Steering Wheel – the actuality that it accustomed a best of 5 stars during Euro NCAP tests is additionally an accolade in and of itself.
Also, back because the aftermost eight editions of the COTY awards, the actuality that three new Opel models, including the Ampera in 2012 and the Insignia in 2009, accept appear out on top, speaks volumes for GM’s European brand.
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