Delighted ŠKODA Drivers Secure Gold, Silver and Bronze in the 2014 Auto Express Driver Power Customer Satisfaction Survey

23/04/2014
ŠKODA has confirmed its position as the nation’s most satisfying car brand with a fourth successive overall victory in the annual Auto Express Driver Power customer satisfaction survey. ŠKODA also triumphed in five model categories, making it the most successful brand in the 2014 survey. ​​​
Milton Keynes, 23rd April 2014 - The 2014 Auto Express Driver Power survey attracted 50,000 respondents who were asked to judge their car in a number of key areas, from ride quality to practicality. The ŠKODA Yeti recorded the highest satisfaction score in the entire survey (92.78%), repeating its victory in 2013, with the Citigo (92.62%) and Superb (91.68%) completing a clean sweep of the top three positions.

Steve Fowler, Editor-in-Chief of Auto Express said: “This is a spectacular result for ŠKODA, with the top three cars in our Driver Power survey of over 50,000 car owners. It proves once again that ŠKODA is building cars that owners genuinely love and would heartily recommend to others.” 

Adding to ŠKODA’s unprecedented achievements were five category victories, with the Yeti named Best Off-Roader / SUV, the Citigo named Best Supermini / City Car, and the Superb named Best Family Car. The Citigo also finished top of the table for Running Costs, while the Yeti was judged by readers to be the best for Ease of Driving. 

Commenting on the 2014 Driver Power results, Alasdair Stewart, Brand Director for ŠKODA UK said: “This is another incredible result for ŠKODA. We’re delighted that our customers are so passionate about their cars. We know that expectations are higher than ever, so to lock out the top three positions in this year’s survey is a great achievement for everyone at ŠKODA.” 

The Yeti’s back-to-back victories in the Auto Express Driver Power customer satisfaction survey makes it one of ŠKODA’s most decorated models. To date it has won more than 25 industry, media and customer satisfaction awards, including Auto Express Car of the Year (2010), Top Gear Family Car of the Year (2010) and Honest John Car of the Year (2011). ​​

It’s been pulling buyers in since hitting UK showrooms in March, and now the new ŠKODA Kodiaq has proved itself to the be the ultimate towing companion by The Caravan and Motorhome Club. The seven-seater SUV has been named 2018 Towcar of the Year after taking victory in one of the toughest judging processes in the industry.
ŠKODA has announced prices and final specifications for its all-new Karoq model. Positioned below the large Kodiaq model in the brand’s updated SUV range, ŠKODA’s striking newcomer will cost from just £20,875 when order books open on 3 October. Generously equipped and packed with safety and comfort features, the all-new Karoq also introduces a striking look that showcases ŠKODA’s new SUV design language.

ŠKODA is encouraging the uptake of latest generation, lower-emission new cars by today launching a new scrappage scheme for Euro 1 to 4 emissions standards vehicles. Under the terms of the ŠKODA programme all qualifying vehicles will be permanently taken off the road and scrapped.

ŠKODA UK has won a sparkling new contract with the domestic cleaning franchise, Molly Maid, to supply an additional 15 Fabia S 1.0 Hatch models to its UK fleet and a further 60 in the next year.
ŠKODA AUTO continues its success. In the first half of 2017, the Czech car manufacturer increased its deliveries, sales revenue and operating profit. From January to June, deliveries to customers rose by 2.8% to the new record of 585,000 vehicles. Sales revenue grew by 22.6% to 8.720 billion euros, surpassing the 8-billion-euro mark for the first time in the first half of any year. Compared to the same period last year, operating profit increased by 25.5% to 860 million euros.