And the winner is: The Opel Astra
. Opel's new compact class star was recognized at the Oscars of the automotive industry in Berlin, winning the "Golden Steering Wheel" in the compact class. The Astra has only been at dealers since mid-October and has now already reaped this important award making it a true high-flyer. Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann and CMO Tina MŸller attended the ceremony last week in the Axel-Springer-Haus, with Dr. Neumann accepting the award on behalf of Opel. The "Golden Steering Wheel" is awarded jointly by Auto Bild and Bild am Sonntag. A jury consisting of readers, experts and celebrities such as racing legend Walter Ršhrl pick the best newcomers of the year after extensive test drives.
"The most important award for the best Opel we have ever built! And the most important car in our product portfolio. We at Opel can be extremely proud of this 'Golden Steering Wheel'. It proves that all of our efforts have paid off. The new Astra is synonymous for lightweight, highly efficient engines, a better packaging, features from the luxury class, trendsetting connectivity and exemplary quality," said a jubilant Dr. Neumann at the award ceremony.
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