ŠKODA ​Awards 2011

2011 was a great year for ŠKODA models, with an array of awards being given out by the most prestigious car experts. Birchwood ŠKODA is proud to represent the franchise at our dealership and we have a great range of models on offer. ŠKODA won major brand and manufacturing awards such as;

Which?: Most Satisfying Brand to Own - Winner with the Superb and 4th Place with the Yeti.

To see our full range of the multi award-winning models, visit our Birchwood ŠKODA franchise in Eastbourne and speak to a member of our sales team. All of our vehicles come with an RAC-backed warranty and our ŠKODA experts are here to help.


Caravan Club: Best Towcar Under £16,000 - This is the second year in a row that the Fabia has won the award for Best Towcar under £16,00. Although it is a smaller car don't let that fool you the Fabia has great towing abilities and is the perfect smaller family car that would suit all your needs. The Fabia has always been a classic ŠKODA of choice for its variation of hatchback and wagon designs, perfect for Motability users and flexible for city driving.

ŠKODA Octavia​

J.D Power: Lower Medium Car​ Segment - The J.D Power study is measured on customer satisfaction in for key measures; vehicle appeal, quality & reliability, ownership costs and dealer service satisfaction. The Octavia beat stiff competition to come out as winner for the Lower Medium Car Segment. Coming in joint third with Jaguar overall is an impressive step and shows how far ŠKODA has really come with its vehicle progression.

Parkers: Best Family Hatchback - ​Spacious, well-built and fun to drive, the Octavia has shown it it a perfect choice for families who need a car that is great on value and reliability. 2011 saw the introduction of the SE Plus Trim which included 16" alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, a touchscreen sat-nav and much more. All of this comprised was a large factor in why the Octavia was crowned Best Family Hatchback by Parkers.


CarBuyer: Best Family Car - The second most-awarded ŠKODA was the Yeti, making it the number one choice for adventurous families. With its modern interiors, state-of-the-art technology and top quality safety features, it is no wonder it was awarded with the Best Family Car award by Carbuyer and the Yeti is expected to remain a firm favourite.

Total 4x4: Best Value and Overall Winner - The Yeti beat off stiff competition to come out on top as the winner for Best Value and to then go on and also win the Overall Winner category. The magazine’s Editor Nigel Fryatt said "The Yeti fully deserved its trophy and had surprised many with its all-round abilities" if the Yeti continues to grow in the way it has we are sure to see many more awards.

Auto Express: Best Crossover - The Yeti walked away with two awards from Auto Express in 2011, winning Best Crossover and receiving 2nd Place in the Customer Satisfaction Survey. The Yeti has always been a big winner in many peoples eyes winning multiple awards in 2011 we are sure the Yeti will continue to keep its high standards and continue winning even more awards.

Honest John: Car of the year and Best Crossover - The Honest John awards are decided by the users of the website rather than judges. the awards reward cars that were most searched on the website.The Yeti was crowned winner of the Crossover Category, this subsequently meant it was eligible to take the overall Car of the Year prize which it did go on to win. In short, for Honest John users the Yeti has been the most popular car on the Honest John website over the past 12 months.

ŠKODA Superb

Caravan Club: Towcar Of The Year £25,000-£32,000 and Overall Winner - The Superb impressed judges this year and was awarded with not only Towcar of the year in the £25,000 - £32,00 Class but also given the award of the overall winner. Caravan Club said: "The Superb Steps off the line with vigour, its light, forgiving clutch smoothing any driver bungling to let the gearshift snick through its gate at the flick of a finger. Up steep hills and down steep dales the car never gives any cause for concern - it goes where it's aimed and obediently stays there. Its agile, fun, satisfying and a very worthy winner."

Carbuyer, Diesel Car, Fleet World And Auto Express: Best Estate Car - The Estate Car category was dominated by the brilliant Superb by picking up the award grand total of four times by industry experts at Car Buyer, Diesel Car, Auto Express and Fleet World. Its Impressive that the award was given to the Superb four times by different industry experts and no doubt the ŠKODA Superb will continue to be a big contender in the Estate Car category, it goes to show the benefits that you can get for getting an estate car right.

Auto Express: Best Family Car and Best Car - The Superb again was praised for the benefits it provides people looking for a family car but still want to enjoy the drive. It is favoured by families for its spacious interior and range of petrol and diesel engines on offer. Its executive appeal is charmingly contrasted by its low running costs, making the Superb a smart choice in every sense.

Fleet News: Best Upper Medium - The Superb hatchback impressed judges for a second year at the Fleet News Awards, retaining its Best Upper-medium Car trophy in 2011. This did not come as a surprise for Martin Burke, ŠKODA's head of fleet sales, He said: We’ve significantly increased our activity in the last 18 months, having met a large number of fleet operators and leasing companies and presented ŠKODA at more than 50 fleet-related events.