The new Opel Astra maintains the benchmark for the sector with its cutting-edge German style and futuristic comfort. The vehicle, which recently won "Best Family Car of the Year 2022" at the Business Car Awards in the United Kingdom, has been honored again in Germany. The new-generation Opel Astra and Opel Astra Sports Tourer were voted Germany's best compact-class automobile by an impartial jury at the Car of the Year Awards in Germany.
In 2019, Germany held its annual "Car of the Year Award" ceremony for the fifth time. The new Opel Astra earned the "Compact Car of the Year 2023" title after impressing a panel of 27 automotive experts and journalists with its superior driving experience, accessible technologies, and bold and straightforward design language in the compact class. At a ceremony in Bad Dürkheim, Germany, the coveted prize was given out. Twenty-seven impartial judges decide which vehicles receive top honors in the following categories: compact, premium, luxury, new energy, and performance. Price and availability are taken into consideration when choosing contestants.
"With the Compact Car of the Year Award in Germany, the new generation Opel Astra not only challenges its competitors but also demonstrates that it has what it takes to be a winner in every regard," stated Andreas Marx, President of Opel Germany. "The new Opel Astra differentiates itself in its market by being adaptable," commented GCOTY jury member Jens Meiners. The new Opel Astra won over our panel of experts thanks to their efforts. This includes subjective measures, such as how good it looks and how enjoyable it is to drive, where it excels above the competition.
The judges spent a lot of time behind the wheel of the new Opel Astra to have a good look at it. Consideration was given to several aspects, including driving dynamics, handling qualities, comfort, and more. The current iteration of the most popular compact car excelled in these areas.
The Opel Astra plug-in hybrid is a high-performance electric vehicle with 133 kW/180 HP and 360 Nm torque (combined WLTP fuel consumption: 1.1–1.0 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 24-23 g/km). The five-door variant can also reach 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds. As a result, the new Astra can be driven emission-free in city centers for the first time.
Key functions like air conditioning and the audio/video systems may be accessed quickly and easily via shortcut buttons on the all-digital Pure Panel cockpit's extra-large touchscreen. The interface also has a new HMI (Human-Machine Interface). The latest innovations, such as the dimmable, glare-free Intelli-Lux LED Pixel Headlight with 168 individual LEDs, make nighttime driving much more pleasant and risk-free. The AGR ergonomic passenger seats, also available in Alcantara, provide an enjoyable ride.