Milton Keynes, 3rd January 2014 – The honour goes to the Octavia Estate, which has won the ‘Best Estate’ category at the annual Car of the Year awards from respected consumer motoring website CarBuyer.
Steve Fowler, Editor-in-Chief for CarBuyer, commented: “When it comes to space per pound, the ŠKODA Octavia Estate offers sensational value for money. It’s hugely practical for loads of any size, while there’s plenty of space inside for five big people, too. But from the driver’s seat, you can forget about whatever’s behind you – it’s great to drive with the quality and efficiency you’d expect from a ŠKODA.”
With its unrivalled combination of space, usability, driver appeal, quality and value, the ŠKODA Octavia Estate is the highest-rated Estate on the CarBuyer website.
The CarBuyer awards are now in their third year and ŠKODA has a history of success. Including this latest award for the Octavia Estate, the Czech brand has won six categories. The awards are judged by the website’s expert test team, with the needs of real-world car buyers core to every rating.
Commenting Becky Whitmore, Product Manager for ŠKODA UK, said: “For the Octavia to be the highest rated Estate on the CarBuyer website is a tremendous achievement. It’s been on sale for less than a year, yet its mix of performance, environmental credentials and value for money is obviously striking a chord with customers.”
Emotion, dynamism and passion – ŠKODA combines all of these qualities with the ‘vRS’ initials. Even before its market launch, the Czech car manufacturer’s first high performance SUV, the ŠKODA KODIAQ vRS, proves that it can hold its own on the most challenging race track in the world. Racing driver Sabine Schmitz set the lap record for a seven-seater SUV at the Nürburgring’s legendary Nordschleife in the ŠKODA KODIAQ vRS, highlighting the car’s performance qualities. The KODIAQ vRS extends the range of vRS models in the ŠKODA line up.
A detailed report from the record breaking-lap with the video and photo-gallery, as well as the article with interviews with Sabine Schmitz and František Drábek, can be found on ŠKODA Storyboard. The material is freely downloadable and useable in media.
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