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Award Ceremony: Opel Group CEO Dr. Neumann Accepts the AUTOBEST 2015 Award for the New Corsa

Feb 20, 2015

  • Large gala in Zagreb: Festive evening with international guests
  • Second win in a row: New Corsa repeats the success of its predecessor
  • “Best Buy Car of Europe for 2015”: Corsa convinces jury from 15 countries

 

Opel News - Great honor: Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann received the “Best Buy Car of Europe for 2015“ award from AUTOBEST President Ilia Seliktar (right) for the new Opel Corsa. Actress and singer Mila Elegovic hosted the event

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”.

Opel News - Visit to Zagreb: Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann and the new, award-winning Corsa in front of the Croatian National Theater

“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.

Opel News - AUTOBEST gala: Jury chairman Dan Vardie with Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann at the award ceremony in the Croatian capital of 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`.”

Opel News - Visit to Zagreb: Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann and the new, award-winning Corsa in front of the Croatian National Theater

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.