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). ​​

ŠKODA has launched the next instalment of its Driven by Something Different series, featuring British recording artist, Paloma Faith.
ŠKODA continues to go from strength to strength in the fleet arena with a duo of awards added to the trophy cabinet last night. The ŠKODA Superb retained its title of Best Upper Medium Car for the third-year running whilst new-comer, the Karoq, entered the fleet sector in style picking up the title of Best Mid-size SUV.
ŠKODA AUTO delivered 92,800 vehicles to customers worldwide in February, an increase of 14.3% compared to the same period of the previous year (February 2017: 81,200 vehicles), and the best February result in its 123-year history. The Czech carmaker posted particularly strong growth in China (+30.6%), Germany (+17.6%), Russia (+38.6%) and Turkey (+79.3%). In addition to the international bestseller OCTAVIA, the two SUV models KAROQ and KODIAQ also made significant contributions to the strong overall result.
ŠKODA hosted a secret gig last night to celebrate its partnership with renowned recording artist, Paloma Faith. Around 500 fans were treated to an intimate performance that included songs from her new album, The Architect, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London.
ŠKODA AUTO has seamlessly continued its 2017 record results: In January, the Czech carmaker delivered 103,800 vehicles to customers worldwide, 10.7% more than in the same period last year (January 2017: 93,800), and more than in any previous January. ŠKODA models were particularly in demand in Europe (+ 13.7%), Russia (+ 26%) and India (+ 13.8%). The new SUV models KODIAQ and KAROQ made significant contributions to the success.