18th January 2019

Award-winning Arthurs Vauxhall with branches in Oswestry and Newtown has welcomed the announcement that the Vauxhall Combo Life has been named among the finalists of Autobest 2019.

A jury consisting of journalists from 31 European countries tests new models eligible for the coveted award. In reaching the final, the Combo Life is one of six contenders for the title.

The Autobest jury evaluates the candidates in various categories such as flexibility, design and new technologies along with the service network, availability of parts and price.

Said Arthurs Retail Operator David Goldthorpe: "It is following in a good tradition as other Vauxhall/Opel brands have celebrated multiple honours in various categories of the prestigious Autobest awards in recent years.

"The Combo Life is full of innovations that makes it a great choice for the whole family.  It is a practical and versatile vehicle aimed at active families.

"The new addition to the Vauxhall range makes longer trips more comfortable and enjoyable for the whole family.  Its versatility also makes the Combo Life perfect for those needing plenty of room for people and luggage.

“It has been described as a great option for families and the number of places to put things – nearly 30 spaces to store essentials.  The Combo Life really has been put together with the family in mind.

“Families will love the practicality of its load space and many seating permutations.”

He said recent media reports were also most encouraging.  “The media are saying great things about the Combo Life,” said David.  “In particular, its safety features.

“It alerts you if you are moving out of your lane, has autonomous emergency braking and also has a driver drowsiness detection system.  The Combo Life helps with parking through its amazing sensors and also has a video screen so you can see where you are reversing.”

He added that Combo Life was now on sale priced from £19,610 on the road.​