The 2010 Fleet World Awards held on 18th May 2010 at the Royal Automobile Club in London saw the all new Vauxhall Astra win the highly coveted 'Best New Car' Award.
Engine efficiency of the all new Vauxhall Astra, set to be the best-selling British-built car in the UK, has improved by over 13 per cent on the outgoing range, an important consideration for fleet managers. With all models featuring ESP, six airbags, air conditioning, electric windows, and CD/radio with MP3 format and aux-in, all new Astra also offers businesses impressive specification as standard.
Chairman of Judges Steve Moody said: "In a difficult year for the brand, Vauxhall still showed that it knows how to launch products that the fleet market wants to buy. Build quality in the new Astra is very impressive; it's spacious, well-specified for business customers and good to drive too. It's a British-built car that is really starting to find favour quickly in the fleet market."
Maurice Howkins, UK Fleet Sales Director for Vauxhall said: "As one of the UK's best-selling vehicles over the past 30 years and a cornerstone of the fleet market, the launch of a new Astra is a major event in the motoring calendar. With its raft of improvements over the successful outgoing model, as well as the fantastic cost and environmental benefits offered by our ecoFLEX range, the Fleet World Honours accolade gives us even greater confidence in all new Astra's ability to serve the fleet sector."
The Fleet World Honours are presented annually to those motor manufacturers, service companies and individuals who have, in the opinion of the judges, achieved the highest possible level of excellence in their sector. In addition to Fleet World's editorial team, the judging panel consists of representatives from the leasing industry, price guides and fleet management professionals.Published 19 May 2010