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.
ŠKODA has delivered its two-millionth vehicle in China. The milestone vehicle is a ŠKODA SUPERB with a 1.4 TSI engine in Polar White. Werner Eichhorn, ŠKODA Board Member for Sales and Marketing, handed over the brand's flagship to customer Li Hongan in Shanghai. China is the largest single market for the long-established Czech brand. In 2017, ŠKODA is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its entry into the Chinese market.
ŠKODA is enhancing the elegant and affordable family favourites ŠKODA RAPID and ŠKODA RAPID SPACEBACK with numerous innovations. New lighting systems ensure even greater safety. Passengers are 'always online' thanks to an available WLAN hotspot. The new programme includes two efficient 1.0-TSI engines with three cylinders. The upgraded models will be presented to the public for the first time at the Geneva International Motor Show (7 – 19 March, 2017).
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