Golden Steering Wheel Awards 2009: Vauxhall Astra

Pete Mait

In the compact car category, the Vauxhall Astra was awarded a Golden Steering Wheel and thus succeeds the VW Golf VI. The Astra has overhauled its rival from Wolfsburg primarily in the areas of comfort and quality. The Astra won through this year against the following cars: the Renault Megane, Citroen C3 Picasso, Chevrolet Cruze, Skoda Yeti, Mazda 3, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Kia Soul and Nissan Cube.