ŠKODA Dominated 2019 with multiple different awards;
WhatCar?: Best City Car for £9,000-£10,000 - The CITIGO won in the best city car category for the sixth time in a row and shows that no other city car can contend with the CITIGO.
Carbuyer Awards - Best First Car & Best City Car: The Skoda Citigo is tremendous value for money, cheap to run and has those all-important good looks allied to a range of customisation options – making it the perfect car for city dwellers or first-time drivers. Its compact dimensions mean it's a cinch to park and its small, efficient engines are more than capable of taking you on a long journey. Most importantly, it’s safe, with a five-star Euro NCAP rating.
WhatCar? - Best Estate Car for less than £20,000: The Fabia hatchback is one of the best small cars, so it makes sense that the Estate version is good, too. It’s roomy and a delight to drive, especially when fitted with our favourite 1.0-litre petrol engine.
Carbuyer Awards - Family Car of the Year: The OCTAVIA has been a favourite of Carbuyer awards for a long time and has show this with its continuous awards in multiple categories
WhatCar? Awards - Family Car of the Year & Best Family Car between £18,000 and £23,000: The Octavia should be the go-to choice for families who want a comfortable and practical hatchback. It also costs less to run than some its contenders.
AutoTrader Awards - New Car of the Year: The overall Car of the Year award is our most coveted. it’s decided by feedback collated from a survey of more than 40,000 car owners, all of whom rated their car in 16 key areas. AutoTrader totted up all the scores in all of the 16 areas for each and every model featured in the survey, to calculate an overall score giving the OCTAVIA the overall award.
Auto Express Awards - Car of the Year: The OCTAVIA estate is Auto Expresses pick if you’re in the market for a proper load-lugger, because it takes the hatchback version’s practicality and enhances it with even more space and versatility.
Carbuyer Awards and WhatCar? Awards - Best Estate Car: The Skoda Superb Estate is enjoyable to drive, reliable, safe and economical. It’s also a terrifically comfortable car for long motorway journeys. The deciding factor in it being named Carbuyer’s Best Estate Car is the sheer amount of space you get. If you want a roomier car than this, you need to buy either a van or the biggest of SUVs. We recommend the Skoda Superb for anyone looking for a large and comfortable hatchback, but as an estate car it really is the obvious choice.
WhatCar? - Best Executrive Car for less than £25,000: The Superb is a remarkably compelling car. It’s massive inside, and SE Technology trim is designed with company car drivers in mind. The 2.0-litre diesel engine we recommend is strong yet efficient.
WhatCar? - Estate Car of the Year & Best Estate Car for between £20,000 and £30,000: The Superb Estate has more space inside than you could reasonably expect, and the 2.0-litre diesel engine we recommend has plenty of pulling power. SE Technology cars are very well equipped, too.
AutoTrader Awards - Best Family Car: No family is the same as another, and that’s why the search for ‘the ideal family car’ covers a wide range of different vehicles. The winner of our 2018 Best Family Car award is the Skoda Superb. it was ranked number one by owners in a variety of areas, including space, reliability, durability and cost efficiency, and it also finished in the top three for safety, another crucial area for a family car.
WhatCar? - Best Family SUV for between £20,000 and £30,000: This middle price point is teeming with competition, but the new Karoq impresses thanks to its practical interior, smooth ride and strong yet relatively economical 1.5-litre petrol engine.
Auto Express Awards - Mid-Size SUV of the Year: Skoda is on a roll, and the Karoq is proof that the Czech brand knows exactly what it’s doing in the field of family SUVs. ŠKODA has confidently followed up the excellent seven-seat Kodiaq with another class-leading crossover, distilling what made its large SUV such a success into a more compact and affordable package.
UK Car of the Year Awards - Best Large SUV: In summary, the judges said the Kodiaq is “cavernous, discreetly handsome and wonderful to drive.” Pitched alongside rivals from within the Volkswagen Group, the Skoda Kodiaq offers remarkable value for money, with prices starting from £22,625. Even a top-spec 4×4 with seven seats weighs in at just over £30,000. You’ll pay around the same for an entry-level VW Tiguan Allspace.
Auto Express Awards - Large SUV of the Year: Large SUVs continue to eat into MPV sales, with 4x4s like the Skoda Kodiaq seating seven. Given the extra style they bring, it’s no surprise such cars have picked up the mantle as practical family transport.