2016 European Car of the Year winner named

This year's European Car of the Year award was certainly a very close-run contest.

In the end, the Vauxhall / Opel Astra secured victory, but Volvo's XC90 was just fifteen points behind. The jury of fifty-two motoring journalists was particularly impressed by the Astra's value for money and – compared to the previous model – its smaller dimensions, increased interior space and reduced weight.

Vauxhall Astra (2016) Front Side
The new Vauxhall / Opel Astra is the
2016 European Car of the Year.

One surprising result concerned the Škoda Superb. Despite being the type of worthy, non-premium product that usually does well in this event, the Czech contender only managed to come sixth out of seven nominees.

2016 European Car of the Year – Final Results
1 Vauxhall / Opel Astra 309 points
2 Volvo XC90 294 points
3 Mazda MX-5 202 points
4 Audi A4 189 points
5 Jaguar XE 163 points
6 Škoda Superb 147 points
7 BMW 7 Series 143 points

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