Milton Keynes, 16th May 2014 – The honestjohn.co.uk awards are unique in that they’re not decided by expert judges. Instead they’re based on what the website’s users search for most. The fact ŠKODA has won two different awards proves how popular the brand is with real-world car buyers.
Dan Harrison, editor of honestjohn.co.uk, commented: “When it comes to choosing the perfect family car, few models can compete with the spaciousness and affordability that the ŠKODA Octavia offers.”
He added: “According to our users, the Octavia ticks all of the hatchback boxes, with high praise for its refinement and excellent range of efficient engines.”
Commenting on the ŠKODA Yeti’s victory in the ‘Crossover’ class, he said: “We're big fans of this car, it's one of the ones we recommend most to users. It's easy to recommend thanks to its compelling blend of family practicality, impressive engines and quirky style.”
The data used to make the awards is taken from Google Analytics. It calculates the number of page views each car review has had in the 12 months from April 2013 to April 2014. The site gets around 1.6 million visits every month, with the majority of these users viewing car reviews.
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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