Opel's compact model Astra was awarded the 2022 Golden Steering Wheel Award with its new generation. The new Astra won the appreciation of AUTO BILD and BILD am SONNTAG readers and the jury. The new generation of Opel's compact model has outstripped its rivals.
The German manufacturer won the 2022 Golden Steering Wheel Award with its new Astra, becoming the first brand to win this award three times in a row. While Opel Corsa-e was deemed worthy of this award in 2020, the Opel Mokka-e model received an award in 2021.
“The new Opel Astra is exciting”
Opel CEO Florian Huettl started his speech at the awards ceremony with the words “We really hit the mark with the new Opel Astra” and said:
“Our new compact model is not only convincing, but also zamat the same time arouses excitement on the other side. We are very happy that the readers of AUTO BILD and BILD am SONNTAG, the expert jury and fellow editors also commented on it”.
Tom Drechsler, BILD Group Automotive Editor-in-Chief and General Manager, said, “The new Astra has changed the balance in the compact class, with many of the features needed to be successful in this segment. A large screen, a useful trunk and different driving options… All this on a single platform. If that's not convincing enough, it'll be enough to try ergonomic seats." he said.
With its new brand face, Opel Visor, it sets the standards in the compact class with its fully digital and intuitive Pure Panel cockpit. Adaptable, non-glare Intelli-Lux LED Pixel headlights with a total of 168 LED cells in the New Astra include the most advanced technologies, while AGR certified ergonomic seats provide comfort.
Opel and the 'Golden Steering Wheel': 20 awards for Rüsselsheim
This year, the German automaker won the award for the 1976th time, given by the Axel Springer publishing house BILD am SONNTAG since 20.
In the Golden Wheel, the votes of the readers of AUTO BILD and BILD am SONNTAG are in the first place in the evaluation. He votes for the new cars and thus picks three favorites in each category for the finale. Then, at the DEKRA Lausitzring race track in Germany, a jury of journalists, racing drivers and auto experts examines the finalists against the AUTO BILD test criteria.