Feb 20, 2015
Rüsselsheim/Zagreb. Yesterday evening was entirely dedicated to the new Opel Corsa. Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann accepted the prestigious AUTOBEST 2015 award in the Croatian capital of Zagreb. The new small car from Rüsselsheim saw off the competition posed by the Hyundai i20, Skoda Fabia and Citroën C4 Cactus mainly because of its outstanding price-performance ratio and reaped the title of “Best Buy Car of Europe for 2015”.
“We at Opel are extremely proud to receive the highly prestigious AUTOBEST 2015 award for our new Corsa. I would like to thank the jury on behalf of the entire team. Our customers obviously agree too. 120,000 orders for the new Corsa since its world premiere in Paris last October are further proof that we will continue the Corsa’s success story with this fifth generation – after having already sold 12.4 million Corsa in the last 32 years,” said Opel Group CEO Dr. Neumann at the gala in Zagreb.
Speaking on behalf of the entire jury, made up of members from 15 central and eastern European countries, jury chairman Dan Vardie added: “The new Corsa proved to be a great small car. All the jury members noticed the arguments that made the new Opel `The Best Buy Car of Europe in 2015`.”
Prominent guests from media and politics attended the gala in Zagreb hosted by actress and singer Mila Elegovic.
The AUTOBEST award is extremely popular and highly respected in a market comprising around 300 million people. The Corsa is one of the most important cars for Opel with its sales accounting for around one quarter of the brand’s overall sales. The fourth generation Corsa D, which also received the AUTOBEST award, was responsible for almost three million sales between 2006 and 2014. The new Corsa is a cornerstone of Opel’s current product offensive. Opel will bring 27 new cars and 17 new engines to market by 2018.
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