Milton Keynes, 9th January 2014 – The third-generation Octavia saw off tough opposition to take an impressive overall victory. In addition, Citigo was commended in the City Car section.
The What Car? judging panel, chose the 1.2 TSI 105PS SE model as its pick of the range, praising its all-round ability and superb value for money. The judges also highlighted the new Octavia’s high quality interior, generous equipment levels and exceptional practicality, praising the car’s class-leading 590-litre boot and rear seat space.
Chas Hallett, Editor-in-Chief of What Car? added: “At the Octavia's price, nothing comes close to offering such quality, practicality and competence.”
Commenting on the Octavia’s latest industry accolade, Alasdair Stewart, Brand Director for ŠKODA UK, said: “We’re delighted that the Octavia has been named Family Car of the year by What Car? Through clever design and advanced engineering, we have been able to create a car that genuinely sets new standards in this important sector. Our buyers demand exceptional value for money, practicality and comfort, and with the latest Octavia, they have all three.”
Launched in 2013, the new Octavia is available in Hatch and Estate forms with a range of advanced drivetrain options including 4x4 transmissions and turbocharged petrol and diesel engines. The range also includes the most powerful Octavia ever built in the form of the sporty vRS model.
Prices for the Octavia range start from £16,310. Learn more about the ŠKODA Octavia here.
It’s the vRS that packs the mightiest punch ever: the new Octavia vRS 245 has just touched down in the UK. Delivering 245PS and 370Nm of torque, the new sporting flagship of the range launches with an equally headline-grabbing price that starts from £27,595.
ŠKODA customers are the happiest car owners in Britain, according to the UK's largest independent automotive customer satisfaction survey, Driver Power. The brand secured an incredible gold rush of awards in the Driver Power 2017 New Car Survey with the Superb and Yeti proving to be the star performers, taking first and second place in the overall Car of the Year ranking. The duo also took top honours in their respective segment categories, outscoring the competition in the survey's individual vehicle attribute sections. In total, ŠKODA was awarded 10 Gold, Silver and Bronze awards.
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