Vauxhall scores a hat-trick at Fleet News awards

Vauxhall has scooped three accolades at the 2007 Fleet News awards, nicknamed the industry ‘Oscars’, for the Corsa, the Zafira and the Astravan.

The Corsa’s best-in-class award is the latest in a number of honours given to the model, the most recent of which was the WhatCar? car of the year accolade.

Presenting the Corsa with its prize, the Fleet News judges said the car offers "a wide range of engines that cater for everything from cost-efficient city runabout in one-litre petrol guise to 125bhp diesel range-topper".

The Zafira was triumphant in the best mini-MPV category and won praise for its running costs and reliability.

Completing the trio of successes was the Astravan, which was voted the best van under 2.2 tonnes and attracted compliments for its looks and driver comfort.

The judges credited Vauxhall’s "superb dealer back-up" in helping the Astravan win the award.

Maurice Howkins, Vauxhall’s UK fleet sales director, said: "We are delighted to win as many as three awards at this year’s Fleet News industry Oscars.

"This success is testimony to the great models we are now producing within the Vauxhall brand that are synonymous with style, driving excitement and practicality."


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