ŠKODA really did take charge this year scooping 19 awards this year, with the awards ranging from the small and fun Citigo to the new SUV the Kodiaq. Below are the awards won.
WhatCar?: Best City Car Under £10,000 - The Citigo has always been a popular choice for people looking for a fun, affordable city car that is still spacious for its size. The Smart design and handling makes it a popular choice this year with WhatCar? they said: “We like the Citigo because while it’s an affordable city car, it doesn’t feel cheap, and the ride and handling could be from the class above.”
With a choice of two engines, a wide range of trims, an automatic gearbox and in both three and five door you have the ability to make the Citigo as unique as you want. The Citigo has again shown it is a dominant figure in the City Car Segment.
Driver Power 2017 New Car Survey: Best Small Car Gold Winner - Scoring an impressive 92.14% in the survey the Fabia seems to have impressed many people. In its third generation the Fabia has stuck true to the ŠKODA brand standards but has shown that you do not need to spend a fortune to have a fun car that is packed with technology. This year the Fabia has more interior space than ever before and lots of practical storage solutions all aid towards making the ŠKODA Fabia a big contender in one of the hardest segments - the superminis.
WhatCar?: Best Estate Car Under £18,000 - This is the second year in a row that the brilliant Fabia estate has won the best estate car at this price point and it is clear to see why. The Fabia estate is very similar to the hatchback version but with a great deal more space, especially in the boot. This car ticks all the boxes for someone looking for a fun car with lots of space, a range of technology choices and is affordable. WhatCar? have said: “The Fabia Estate is big on space and practicality, and with our chosen engine it has impressive performance and economy, too.”
Auto Express New Car Awards: Best Estate Car - The Superb smashed this year coming out as top out of the top 10 best cars to own with a score 93.42 and number one with the Top 75. This is a great achievement for the Octavia Estate and has proved to be one of the most popular cars around at present. ŠKODA seem to have really got everything right with the Octavia Estate, from its brilliant 'simply clever' accessories such as the handy ice scraper located in the fuel cap, to the useful umbrella stowed away in the drivers side door. Its easy to see why it is a big winner.
Auto Express New Car Awards: Best Family Car of the Year - This is the third family car award the ŠKODA Superb has been given by Auto express, although there was very tough competition the Superb managed to fight off rivals to come out on top.
2017 Driver Power: Best Family Car Gold Winner, Top 75 Manufacturers Gold Award - Coming out ontop out of 75 other vehicles the Super took first place closely followed by the Yeti. With the amount of features it has for a great price its obvious why it was picked as the winner.
2017 Driver Power Major Judging Category: Interior & Comfort Gold Award, Exterior Bronze Award and Practicality & Boot Space Gold Award -Winning another 3 awards from Driver Power but this time in the Major Judging Category the Superb really impressed the Judges winning two golds and one bronze award.
WhatCar?: Best Compact Executive Car Less Than £25,000 & Best Estate Car - For the second year running the Superb has held the crown for the Best Estate Car beating off tough competition once again. The Superb was also crowned Best Compact Executive Car, WhatCar? said “If you want space, comfort, lots of goodies, and all for a low price, then look no further, because the Superb is a top flight executive car.”
2017 Driver Power: Best Mid-Size SUV & Top 75 Manufacturers Silver Award - The Yeti easily secured gold in the Mid-Size SUV sector with its versatility and spec. The Yeti was also awarded with silver in the Overall Car of the Year rankings which is a great achievement and was only beaten to the number one spot by the ŠKODA Superb, this shows 2017 has been a great year for ŠKODA.
2017 Driver Power Major Judging Category: Reliability & Build Quality Silver Award and Interior & Comfort Bronze Award - The Yeti is a former winner of the Driver Power survey back in 2014 and the Yeti has now been awarded with bronze medal for Interior and Comfort, and took a higher award of silver in the Reliability and Build Quality category. Overall The Yeti scored remarkably well in the 2017 Driver Power Awards.
Auto Express New Car Awards: Best Large SUV - Even though the Kodiaq is seen as one of the new kids on the block it has not disappointed and has impressed all by taking the award for Best Large SUV from Auto Express. It is the perfect option for large families with the option of a five or seven seat configuration, but don't be fooled there is still plenty of space with the seven seats, you can comfortably fit adults in the rear third row of seats. With the addition of up to date technology comprising of a range of connectivity options for your mobiles paired with its affordability you will be surprised how much ŠKODA you can get for your money.
WhatCar? Best Large SUV - Winning its second Best Large SUV award of the year it comes as no surprise for the Kodiaq. This is ŠKODA's first ever seven seater vehicle and first large SUV and they have really set the bar high. Paired with the option of having a four-wheel drive the Kodiaq really can take you anywhere. WhatCar have commented “The Kodiaq offers four-wheel-drive, seven seats, plenty of kit and reasonable running costs. And all for a price other large SUVs struggle to match.”
TopGear Magazine: Best Car for Big Families - Only being 4cm longer than the Octavia Estate don't be scared off by the large SUV label as it is still a perfect choice for a urban school run and easy to park in multi-storey car parks. The Kodiaq really is setting off to a great start in 2017. The Kodiaq is also full of handy helpers for you such as multiple storage solutions and cup holders that grip the bottles to make opening with one hand a whole lot easier.