Luton – Vauxhall’s all-new Brit-built Astra has been recognised in the Family Car category at the What Car? Awards 2016, held at Grosvenor House on Park Lane.

In the Best Buy under £16,000, the Astra 1.0 Turbo ecoFLEX Design topped its extremely competitive class.

What Car? judges commented: “The new Vauxhall Astra represents a huge improvement over its predecessor. It’s entertaining and sure-footed to drive, while big leaps in interior design and quality make it feel more premium than ever.”

“We’re delighted the Astra has been recognised by What Car?” said Rory Harvey, Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director. “The Brit-built Astra has been very well-received and we’re looking forward to a full year of sales in 2016.”

This latest award follows many recent successes including the Astra winning the Scottish Car of the Year. This landmark award was part of four-trophy haul at the Scottish Car of the Year awards, where Astra and VIVA also won Compact, Eco and Family categories between them.