That’s the way to do it: Superb and Octavia take top honours at the 2017 Honest John Awards

ŠKODA is celebrating yet more awards success with two victories at the 2017 Honest John Awards. In what is rapidly becoming another 'silverware spring' for the brand, the Superb and Octavia Estate both drove off with category wins.

Unlike other awards, the Honest John honours are chosen by visitors to the HonestJohn.co.uk website, rather than a panel of journalists and experts. The reviews that generate the most interest among users – judged by the number of page visits – are the winners.

Leading the way was the Superb, which took the Large Family Car Award ahead of some of the strongest competition in the competition. Commenting on its remarkable triumph, Honest John Managing Editor Dan Powell said: “We’re big fans of the Superb and our readers agree with us when we say it is one of the best large family cars on sale in the UK right now. Powered by an efficient range of petrol and diesel engines, the Superb is luxurious and stylish enough to hold its own against its premium rivals, while its affordable list price and low running costs make it suitable for those working to a budget.”

Not to be out-done, the recently revised Octavia took top honours in the Estate category – adding to its significant list of industry accolades. "If you want space and lots of it then the Octavia Estate will be the car for you,” commented Dan Powell. “Over the past 12 months it has generated more interest with our readers than any other car in its class, with the majority attracted to its subtle styling, frugal engines and (of course) huge boot.”

The 2017 Honest John Awards add to ŠKODA’s remarkable collection of industry titles. The brand has won five honours in May alone, and is set to enjoy a busy summer with revised versions of the Citigo, Rapid and Rapid Spaceback all making their showroom debuts.

ŠKODA has announced phenomenal half year figures for True Fleet – with a growth of 16.1% year-on-year.
ŠKODA has continued to grow in the first half of the year. The long-established Czech brand recorded 585,000 deliveries to customers worldwide in the first six months – thus surpassing last year’s record result by 2.8 per cent (January to June 2016: 569,400 vehicles). 105,200 deliveries in June are also an all-time peak in sales (June 2016: 98,800 vehicles). Positive development in the core market, Europe, and a two-digit rise in deliveries in Russia contribute to the record result, as do the significant increases in deliveries for the ŠKODA FABIA and SUPERB model ranges. With 27,100 deliveries since February, the new ŠKODA KODIAQ SUV is having a successful start in markets worldwide.
ŠKODA UK has launched petrol engine variants of the highly popular Octavia and Superb SE Tech models for fleet customers. Cost, practicality and safety are key components in the make-up of the models, designed with business customers in mind.
Where would you go with £500 worth of free fuel? The seaside? The big city? The countryside? That’s the question ŠKODA buyers will be asking themselves if they take advantage of the brand’s Big Event offer that runs from 4-17 July. That’s because customers ordering a new Citigo, Fabia, Rapid, Rapid Spaceback, Octavia, Yeti or Superb during the Big Event promotion period will receive a £500 fuel voucher that will allow them to enjoy their first unforgettable miles ‘on the house’.
Following record sales performance for ŠKODA fleet over the past year, two senior appointments have been made to continue the growth of True Fleet. Matt Hattersley has been appointed as national fleet sales manager and James Watson as regional contract & leasing manager for the south.
ŠKODA is upgrading the smallest member of its model range. The ŠKODA CITIGO is being launched with three or five doors and many new design, technology and equipment features. The city car stands out in the crowd. The front, side and rear sections display precise shapes, defined edges and smooth surfaces. Instantly recognisable as an attractive, modern and practical city runabout. The ŠKODA CITIGO embodies modern technology and modern urban mobility.