Vauxhall is enjoying a stream of success with recent accolades adding to its ever-growing award-winning range. Going from strength-to-strength recent Vauxhall awards include:
‘Family Car of the Year’ Auto Express New Car Awards 2019 – Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport
‘Van of the Year’ ‘Light Van of the Year’, and ‘The Technology Award’ at the Company Van Today 2019 awards – Vauxhall Combo Cargo
The Auto Express New Car Awards 2019 are regarded as a benchmark of success within the car industry. Nominees face tough judging criteria from the magazine’s expert reviewers, to ensure only the best cars and vans make it onto the winners’ list.
While the Company Van Today Awards reward the best commercial vans in the industry, looking for a combination of low running costs, efficiency, quality, reliability and clever features which help businesses to operate more efficiently.
Insignia Grand Sport
The Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport impressed Auto Express with the incredible value for money it offers. With a vast amount of space for passengers and luggage, you never need to leave anything behind. While comfortable seating and a quiet cabin ensure it is perfect for any regular or long-distance trips, which explains why it is so popular among company car drivers.
2019 is the second year in a row that the Insignia Grand Sport has won at the Auto Express Award. However, this year it was the increased safety functions, for both driver and passengers that struck a chord with the judging panel. A Front Camera System comes as standard and incorporates a host of safety boosting features like lane keep assist, following distance indicator, forward collision alert, low-speed collision mitigation braking and active emergency braking.
While state-of-the-art on board equipment ensures every journey is enjoyable. The IntelliLink infotainment system supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone connectivity for seamless use of your favourite motoring apps on the move. While the upmarket premium feel is heightened thanks to a Bose sound system which delivers unbelievable sound-quality and next-generation InteliLux LED Matrix lighting for fantastic visibility.
Vauxhall Combo Cargo
Straight off the back of being named ‘International Van of the Year 2019’ and having won a multitude of other commercial vehicle awards, the Combo Cargo’s success shows no signs of slowing down. With numerous safety features and a comfortable interior, the judges were astounded by how the Combo Cargo has transformed the small van market.
With an all-new architecture, the Combo Cargo is available in several variants including short wheelbase, long wheelbase and crew van.
The crew variant can carry up to five yet still offers capable load space, which can be expanded by folding down the second row of seating.
What’s more, you can be certain you’re not overloading any variant of the Combo Cargo thanks to an optional sensor-based overload indicator which alerts you when the payload reaches 80 per cent of the maximum capacity. It was this feature that won Company Van Today’s Technology Award, describing the sensor as ‘a wonderful new piece of technology.’
That’s just the start of the innovative features, as the Combo Cargo also comes with a range of driver assistance systems to ensure driving and manoeuvring are a doddle. This includes an optional Rear View Camera and IntelliGrip traction control system. On top of that, it comes with an eight-inch colour touchscreen compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to bring car levels of connectivity and entertainment to this smart van.
Finally, it is incredibly practical for businesses being both clean and cheap to run with low CO2 emissions and impressive fuel economy.
The dedication to its commercial range ensures that Vauxhall continues to be the go-to manufacturer for British businesses and since launch, Vauxhall’s Combo Cargo has won nothing but praise from industry experts.