Wed, May 30, 2018 12:00 AM
Skoda are claiming a huge victory after claiming the coveted ‘Car of the Year’ award at a respected industry awards ceremony.
The Auto Trader New Car Awards 2018 sees vehicles rated in 16 key areas, from a survey of 40,000 different car owners. The scores are then added up to create an overall score which revealed the AutoTrader winner in each category.
Skoda’s Octavia beat off stiff competition from the BMW 1 Series and Peugeot 3008 to claim the top prize.
Owners rated the Octavia as best in class in two key areas, durability and making the best use of space. The Octavia was also shortlisted for best diesel car and its wagon was in the category of best estate car.
“It’s easy to see why Britain’s car owners have voted the Skoda Octavia as their overall New Car of the Year,” said Auto Trader’s Road Test Editor, Ivan Aistrop. “The Octavia offers an incredibly appealing mix of practicality, quality and affordability, and it’s also good to drive, well-equipped, and full of clever features to make everyday life easier. As all-rounders go, they don’t get much better than this.”
Skoda also claimed awards in the Best Family Car category for the Skoda Superb.
The Octavia scored 3.9 out of five in its review with Auto Trader saying: “The Skoda Octavia hatchback is a fantastic all-rounder. It might not appeal to everyone’s heart, but it ticks every box that any head would want. It’s spacious, well-equipped and priced keenly, and full of clever features to make everyday life easier. It all adds up to a very attractive package, and for our money, it’s one of the very best cars of its type. And, with the quality of the opposition, that’s some praise.”
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