Six of the best for Skoda!
A fantastic start to 2017 for Skoda! Just after releasing record sales figures of 80,000+ new cars in the UK during 2016, Skoda have scooped 6 awards in the WhatCar? magazine Car of the Year 2017 Awards.
The new Kodiaq won Best Large SUV, just weeks before its market launch here. It has already seen off competition from the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Kia Sorento in an Auto Express group test.
“We were looking forward to Škoda’s first large SUV with great anticipation. Today, one thing is certain: the Kodiaq did not disappoint the judges. It is a fantastic sport utility vehicle with seven seats, all-wheel drive, a powerful diesel engine, a generous array of features – and all of that at an amazing price,” said Steve Huntingford, editor of What Car?.
For the third time in a row, the Fabia has been named ‘Best Small Car’.
“In the last twelve months, a number of new small cars have been released – but the Škoda Fabia is still the car to beat,” said What Car? editor Huntingford. “It can be manoeuvred easily and safely in the city, but even on country roads and motorways it is more comfortable and refined than many considerably larger vehicles. The car doesn’t just stand out from the competition thanks to its impressive workmanship and the high level of safety but also owing to a number of features in the interior and its distinct practicality,” added Huntingford.
The Škoda Superb Estate also defended its title from last year at this year’s Best Cars selection. Chief Editor Huntingford reiterates the good reasons stated by the expert panel: “The Superb Estate is still leading the way in its segment. Its performance, amount of space and comfort are crucial factors in that. Then there is its practicality and – as with all Škoda models – the excellent value for money. No other vehicle offers a similarly phenomenal combination.”
In addition to the three class victories, Škoda also won three categories for best value for money in the ‘What Car?’ awards. The Citigo in the ‘City Car’ category, the Fabia Estate in the ‘Estates up to £18,000’ and the Superb in the ‘Executive Cars up to £25,000’ category.