Limited edition Astra fit for a Queen!

Last month we looked at the amount of awards that the all-new Astra has won recently.

Well, we can add another to the list, since it drove away with the Autocar Game-Changer award. Announced at Silverstone’s prestigious Wing complex, the award recognised the new standards it had set and the Astra’s innovative design, especially praising its versatility, value for money and technology.

A right royal drive

With the nation celebrating the 90th birthday of our monarch, Vauxhall decided to mark the occasion with a limited-edition version of our multi-award-winning Astralimited-edition version of our multi-award-winning Astra.

Pic: Gokman Bliss ­OBR Studios

Sovereign supporter

In honour of the Queen’s 50-year support of the Vauxhall brand, 127 Astras made up a Union Jack. It recognised the fact that she has owned various Vauxhalls, all in Balmoral Green. Including her “MYT 1” 1961 PA Cresta Friary Estate, which included special features like fishing rod holders built into the roof and a gun rack.

Regal add-ons

For her 90th birthday, a modified Astra was created, boasting some special add-ons. Rather than accommodating for fishing rods and guns, these included a retractable carpet in royal red and a corgi booster seat!

Pic: David Parry/PA Wire

Take a test drive, get treated like royalty

If you want to get a taste of the right-royal, multi-award-winning new Astra for yourself, you can. And there’s one more reason why you should book a test drive today.

At the time of writing, you can still enter our fantastic test drive offer to win a night’s stay for you and a friend in one of over 150 top UK hotels. Pop down to Newtown Motors and complete a booking form no later than September 15th 2016. Terms and conditions apply, which you can find on the test drive offer page.