2007 Car of the year

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The new Corsa was yesterday named Car of the Year 2007 and Best Supermini by the renowned British consumer magazine “What Car?”. The Corsa beat 14 category winners to take the top honors, adding to its rapidly growing list of European awards. Speaking at the exclusive ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane, Vauxhall Managing Director Bill Parfitt said, “We’re delighted that the new Corsa has won this prestigious award. We know we’ve got this car just right in every regard, and this is backed up by record order banks, as well as a fabulous performance in showrooms and in the press.”

2007 Car of the year

Together with its spaciousness, refinement, good value and build, the fourth-generation Corsa’s safety, environmental friendliness and great looks were instrumental to winning this latest award. “It had to beat some incredibly able cars to take our Best Supermini award, let alone the overall Car of the Year crown,” said Steve Fowler, Group Editor of “What Car?”. “The Corsa is as good to drive as it is to look at. It’s the completeness of the Corsa package that we love – for supermini buyers it ticks every single box. For us, it’s the best new car we’ve had the pleasure of testing over the past 12 months.”

The growing list of awards the Corsa has won also highlights its outstanding qualities: best small car in ADAC Reader’s Choice Award “Gelber Engel 2007” in Germany, “Family Car of the Year” in the up to 14,500 euros category by the Flemish Drivers’ Association in Belgium, and “Autobest 2007”, the most important car trophy in Central and Eastern Europe. In addition, more than 140 German, Austrian and Swiss motoring journalists named the popular Corsa “Top Car 2007”.

2007 Car of the year

The national editions of “Autobild” in Poland, Serbia and Croatia all crowned the new Corsa “Number 1 Car”. In Romania two journalist associations voted the Corsa “Car of the Year”, in Croatia Corsa won by Croatian Journalists Association and Croatian Automotive Association. In addition, the Corsa was named “Car of the Year” in Serbia and Slovenia.

The 30th annual motoring ‘Oscars’, the What Car? Car of the Year Awards are one of the gratest awards in the busines.
The awards were offered for 17 categorys including the category for the greate winner.The Corsa obtaine also another price in the "Superminis" category.

The contenders and the winner for each categorys are:

  Superminis

  • Best buy under £7500-Daihatsu Sirion 1.0 S
  • Best buy £7500 to £10,000-Suzuki Swift 1.5 GLX
  • Best buy over £10,000-Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 Club air-con


WINNER - VAUXHALL CORSA 1.4 Club air-con 5dr

2007 Car of the year

  Small family cars

  • Best buy under £13,000- Mazda 3 1.4 TS
  • Best buy £13,000 to £14,500 -Nissan Qashqai 1.6 Visia
  • Best buy over £14,500-Volkswagen Golf 1.6 FSI Match


WINNER - VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 1.6 FSI Match

2007 Car of the year

  Family car

  • Best buy under £16,000-Mazda 6 1.8 S 5dr
  • Best buy £16,000 to £18,000-VW Passat 2.0 TDI S
  • Best buy over £18,000-Honda Accord 2.2 i-CDTi Sport

WINNER - VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.0 TDI S

2007 Car of the year

  Estate car

  • Best buy under £15,000-Skoda Octavia 1.6 FSI CLassic
  • Best buy £15,000 to £25,000-Vxhll Vectra 1.9 CDTi Exclusiv
  • Best buy over £25,000-BMW 525d SE Auto

WINNER - VAUXHALL VECTRA 1.9 CDTi Exclusiv

2007 Car of the year

  MPV

  •  Best buy under £15,000-Toyota Verso 1.6 VVT-I T2
  • Best buy £15,000 to £18,000-Citroen C4 Picasso 1.6 HDi SX
  • Best buy over £18,000-Ford S-Max 2.0 TDCi Zetec

WINNER - CITROEN C4 PICASSO 1.6 HDi SX EGS

2007 Car of the year

  Green award

  •   Toyota and Lexus
  •  Lexus with RX400h and GS450h.Toyota with Aygo and Prius.
    2007 Car of the year

  Hot hatch

  • Best buy under £15,000-Peugeot 207 1.6 THP 150 GT
  • Best buy £15,000 to £17,000-Mini Cooper S
  • Best buy over £17,000-Skoda Octavia 2.0 TFSI vRS

WINNER - MINI COOPER S

2007 Car of the year

  Coupe

  • Best buy under £25,000-Audi TT 2.0 T FSI
  • Best buy £25,000 to £40,000-BMW 335i SE
  • Best buy over £40,000-Jaguar XKR

WINNER - AUDI TT 2.0 T FSI

2007 Car of the year

  Open-top

  • Best buy under £16,000-Mazda MX-5 1.8i
  • Best buy £16,000 to £30,000-Volkswagen Eos 2.0T FSI Sport
  • Best buy over £30,000-Porsche Boxster S

WINNER - VOLKSWAGEN EOS 2.0T FSI Sport

2007 Car of the year

  Performance cars

  • Best buy under £50,000-Porsche Cayman S
  • Best buy £50,000 to £100,000-Porsche 911 Carrera 2
  • Best buy over £100,000-Ferrari F430

WINNER - PORSCHE CAYMAN S

2007 Car of the year

   Safety award

  •   MERCEDES-BENZ
    2007 Car of the year

  Compact 4x4

  • Best buy under £15,000-Suzuki SX4 1.6 VVT 4Grip
  • Best buy £15,000 to £20,000-Nissan X-Trail 2.2 dCi SE
  • Best buy over £20,000-Land Rover Freelander 2.2 TD4 GS

WINNER - LAND ROVER FREELANDER 2.2 TD4 GS

2007 Car of the year

  Large 4x4

  • Best buy under £30,000-Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRTD GSi 7st
  • Best buy £30,000 to £40,000-Land Rover Discovery TDV6 SE auto
  • Best buy over £40,000-Range Rover TDV8 Vogue

WINNER - LAND ROVER DISCOVERY TDV6 SE auto

2007 Car of the year

  Compact executive

  • Best buy under £23,000-Mercedes C180K Classic SE
  • Best buy £23,000 to £30,000-BMW 320d ES
  • Best buy over £30,000-Audi RS4


WINNER - BMW 320d ES

2007 Car of the year

  Executive car

  • Best buy under £30,000-Audi A6 2.7 TDI SE Multitronic
  • Best buy £30,000 to £35,000-BMW 525i SE auto
  • Best buy over £35,000-Mercedes-Benz CLS 320 CDI

WINNER - BMW 525i SE auto

2007 Car of the year

  Luxury car

  • Best buy under £50,000-Jaguar XJ TDVi Executive
  • Best buy £50,000 to £100,000-Mercedes-Benz S320 CDI
  • Best buy over £100,000-Rolls Royce Phantom

WINNER - MERCEDES-BENZ S320 CDI

2007 Car of the year

1 comments:

The Corsa is well deserving of the award there is only one flaw in that can be expensive. Well done to all winners.

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