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.”
ŠKODA UK has launched its first online showroom. Customers can access the ŠKODA Live Tour on their computer, tablet or smartphone – and gain the showroom experience at a time and place that suits them. ŠKODA Live Tour instantly connects the customer to a ŠKODA Product Host by an internet video link, who takes them into the Live Tour showroom and introduces the ŠKODA models.
ŠKODA’s new compact SUV is called the KAROQ. The name and its spelling originate from the language of the Alutiiq, an indigenous tribe who live on an island off the southern coast of Alaska. For the name of the new compact SUV, ŠKODA has drawn on the spelling of the ŠKODA KODIAQ and in doing so, has created a consistent nomenclature for the brand’s current and future SUV models. The ŠKODA KAROQ will be introduced to the public for the first time in Stockholm on 18 May and represents a further milestone in ŠKODA’s SUV campaign.
ŠKODA's appearance at the Shanghai Motor Show 2017 (19 – 28 April) is characterized by electric change: With the Vision E study, the company provides its first brand-specific outlook on the future of individual mobility. The emotionally designed five-door SUV coupé can travel up to 500 kilometres on purely electric power and meets the level 3 requirements for autonomous driving. ŠKODA is intensively pursuing the electrification of its model range, and will be offering five purely electric models in various segments by 2025.
ŠKODA DESIGN emphasises its commitment to a distinct design identity with continuous development of its design language. Harmonious proportions, clean-cut lines, bold contours and crystalline features are combined to create a design that places a focus on precision and clarity. One of the sources of inspiration for ŠKODA's designers is Czech crystal glass art, which is characterised by outstanding craftsmanship. This yields an expressive, emotionally charged design which harmoniously combines aesthetics and functionality.
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