Vauxhall Astra Wins Scottish Car of the Year 2015
The new Vauxhall Astra, a British-built hatchback, has won Scottish Car of the Year 2015. The car from the Luton-based manufacturer also won the Eco and Family Car awards on the same night, while the new VIVA won the Compact Car award.
“We’re extremely proud that the Astra is the 2015 Scottish Car of the Year,” said Mark Adams, Vauxhall’s Vice President, Design, who accepted the award on behalf of Vauxhall. “The Scots have made Vauxhall their most popular car manufacturer over the last seven years, so we’re glad that we’ve been able to repay their loyalty by delivering a car that will appeal in so many ways.
Also taking home awards were Mazda, whose CX3 won Best Crossover and whose Mazda2 won Best Supermini. The new MX-5 took ‘Best Drop Top’. The high-revving Honda Civic Type R won ‘Best Hot Hatch’ and Hyundai’s hydrogen ix35 came first in the ‘innovation’ category. Land Rover’s Discovery Sport and Defender models, the latter of which goes out of production this month, were also honoured in the awards.