Van insurance sales could ‘be boosted by Astravan award’


A successful Vauxhall van model has scooped another award at an acclaimed ceremony.

Some extra van insurance policies could well be sold after the Astravan won the best car-derived van title at the Professional Van and Light Truck Awards.

The British-built van accounts for more than 12,000 vehicles a year produced at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire.

Publisher of Professional Van and Light Truck Tim Campbell said: “From over 90 vans assessed, the Astravan excelled among its rivals for its all-round ability and larger than average size, making it a very worthy winner.”

The Astravan is also one of a trio of concept vans called Black Editions which feature metallic black pearlescent paint.

A Corsavan and the Vivaro complete the set, on display at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham.
Professional Van and Light Truck magazine has been running an annual awards ceremony since 2004 with the final ceremony conducted at the Birmingham event.

The latest Astravan accolade takes Vauxhall’s commercial vehicles award total to 25 since 2001.ADNFCR-1036-ID-18557269-ADNFCR