OPEL As­tra wins S.A. Car of the Year ti­tle

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The new Opel As­tra is the Wes­bank South African Guild of Mo­tor­ing Jour­nal­ists' 2017 Car of the Year, mak­ing South Africa the thir­teenth coun­try where the Opel As­tra has been recog­nised as a Car of the Year since its global in­tro­duc­tion in 2015. The lat­est ac­co­lade comes on the back of a mul­ti­tude of awards both here and abroad for the 11th-gen­er­a­tion As­tra. The most sig­nif­i­cant of these is the Euro­pean Car of the Year for 2016, widely con­sid­ered the most pres­ti­gious prize in the world of mo­tor­ing. It also picked up the 2015 SAFETYBEST Award and the 2015 Golden Steer­ing Wheel. This is the fourth win for the Ger­man man­u­fac­turer in the South African Car of the Year com­pe­ti­tion. Fac­ing tough com­pe­ti­tion in this year’s 10-ve­hi­cle strong line-up – ve­hi­cles which all rep­re­sent the best of the best from a wide cross-sec­tion of seg­ments and price points – the pop­u­lar Opel As­tra is a wor­thy con­tes­tant, ul­ti­mately tak­ing South Africa’s most pres­ti­gious mo­tor­ing prize. Car buy­ing pat­terns of the south­ern African pub­lic are chang­ing and As­tra re­flects those changes in terms of of­fer­ing both value for money as well as new and in­no­va­tive tech­nol­ogy.

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