Car of the Year 2016 arrives in Stanger

2016-06-15 06:00
Photo: supplied The new Opel Astra was nominated “Car of the Year 2016”.

Photo: supplied The new Opel Astra was nominated “Car of the Year 2016”.

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ON 29 February 2016, the new Opel Astra was nominated “Car of the Year 2016” and therefore the winner of the most renowned award in the industry.

The 58-strong jury of automotive journalists from 22 European countries awarded the Astra a total of 309 points versus 294 for the Volvo XC90 and 202 for the Mazda MX-5.

Opel CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann received the “ Car of the Year 2016,” trophy by COTY president Hakan Matson on the eve of the first press day at the 86th Geneva International Motor Show. The Astra emerged as the winner from a field of seven COTY finalists. More than 40 new cars, from sporty roadsters to premium limousines and sports utility vehicles, were among the original contenders.

“The new Astra represents the start of a new era at Opel and victory in this year’s ‘Car of the Year’ competition shows that we are on the right track,” said Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann. “It is an honor for us to receive such a prestigious award.”

Jeeten Bodasing, Dealer Principal of Gemini Motors at 26 Strelitzia Road, Stanger, shares the sentiment as he proudly announces the arrival of this Super Car at his dealership. The vehicle is designed to impress the luxury class. Fitted with IntelliLux LED Matrix headlights, Side blind Zone alert and a traffic sign recognition makes you want to get into the driver’s seat. Call: 032 551 2211 now for more details. - Supplied

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