• Fully charged for success: Opel Mokka-e wins “Golden Steering Wheel 2021”1
  • Electrifying transporter: Opel Vivaro-e is “International Van of the Year 2021”
  • Clear concept: Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD “Best Concept Car of the Year”
  • Award for design chief: Mark Adams named “Eurostar 2021”


Rüsselsheim.  Expert juries and the general public are equally impressed by Opel’s models – the numerous awards this year once again provide the proof. The “International Van of the Year 2021” for the Opel Vivaro-e and the “Golden Steering Wheel 2021” for the Opel Mokka-e are just a couple of examples.

“We are very proud of these awards, they are a sign of the commitment and passion with which Opel goes to work”, said Opel CEO Uwe Hochgeschurtz. “Regardless of what job they do – in design, in engineering or in the office – all our employees have put fantastic cars on the road. I owe them all a big thank you.”

The Opel Vivaro-e had already been voted “International Van of The Year 2021” at the end of last year. The prized trophy then made its way to Opel’s HQ in Rüsselsheim in the spring. This was the beginning of a series of awards for the best-selling battery-electric light commercial vehicle. In the United Kingdom alone, the Vivaro-e gathered numerous awards such as “Electric Van of The Year”. Similarly, the Combo (with combustion engine or as the all-electric Combo-e) picked up loads of prizes across Europe in the course of the year.

The new Opel Mokka arrived in the spring – bold, pure and everything but ordinary. The Mokka has been wowing the press and public ever since, most recently as the all-electric Mokka-e winning the “Golden Steering Wheel 2021”, one of the most renowned awards in the whole automotive industry. The unconventional SUV’s top technologies are as decisive as the reduced-to-the-essentials styling, which according to Top Gear magazine, makes the Mokka the “Design of the Year”. The man responsible for the sensational looks is Opel Vice President Design, Mark Adams; reason enough for Automotive News Europe to name him a “Eurostar 2021”.

With the Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD, a group of Opel employees this year revived a true automobile legend, and made it fit for the future. The battery-electric Manta GSe ElektroMOD rouses the emotions wherever it goes. The unique one-off is a real eye-catcher – in France and Spain it was recently elected “Concept Car of the Year”.

Selected Opel/Vauxhall Awards 2021


Best Fleet Supermini

Fleet World, UK

Value Car of the Year

News UK Motor Awards

Grandland X

Dubai’s SUV of the Year

Autos Community, Dubai

Insignia Grand Sport

Business Car of the Year

Kilometers Entreprise, France

Best Upper Medium Car

Business Car Awards, UK

Manta GSe ElektroMOD

Best Concept Car of the Year

Car and Driver Magazine, Spain

Concept Car of the Year

Automobile Awards, France


Design of the Year

Top Gear, UK


Golden Steering Wheel 20211

Auto Bild / Bild am Sonntag, Germany

Zafira Life

Grand Prix 2021

Za Rulem, Russia



Golden Steering Wheel “Best Commercial Vehicle 2021”


Van of the Year

Auto Express New Car Awards, UK

Best Small Van

Parkers New Car Awards 2021, UK

Best Small Trades Van

Trade Van Driver Awards, UK

Light Van Award

Company Van Today, UK


Van of the Year

What Car? Awards, UK

Electric Van of the Year

What Van? Awards, UK


International Van of the Year


Van of the Year

Van Fleet World, UK

Best EV Van of the Year

EV Fleet World, UK

Electric Van of the Year

Auto Express, UK

Van of the Year

Company Van Today, UK

Green Award

Company Van Today, UK

Medium Van of the Year

What Van? Awards, UK


Another One to Watch

What Van? Awards, UK


Mark Adams

Eurostar 2021

Automotive News Europe



LCV Manufacturer of the Year

GreenFleet Awards, UK


[1] AUTO BILD edition 45/2021 and BILD am SONNTAG edition 46/2021, category for “Best car under €25,000” incl. environmental bonus.