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 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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