SKODA has once again proved itself to be the brand to beat by dominating the 2018 DieselCar and EcoCar Top 50. SKODA were named as class winner in no fewer than four categories and topped more sectors than any other manufacturer in the influential annual chart.
Now in its third year, the DieselCar and EcoCar Top 50 is widely regarded as a definitive guide to the best cars on the market. The winners are compiled from data and feedback from a team of writers who have tested more than 175 cars over the year. All have been road tested in the UK, and judged against the expectations and demands of their target market.
The Kodiaq added to its incredible list of industry titles by topping the Large SUV category – beating off some tough competition in the process! Ian Robertson, said “Despite undercutting key rivals, the big SKODA offers more performance and practicality at a lower price and with smaller running costs. This five and seven-seater drives brilliantly comes with the option of advanced four-wheel drive to keep you going and is filled to the roof rails with clever features”
Not to be outdone, the Superb grabbed two awards: Best Large Car and Best Large Estate. As with the Kodiaq, the judging panel loved the Superb’s value and practicality. “The pricing of this limousine-like model defies belief. On top of this, torque engines and smooth manual or automatic gearboxes make the Superb a superlative tow car, and it’s in its element on the motorway. If you aren’t an SUV enthusiast, the SUperb is a great antidote and yet still hugely spacious”
Completing a fantastic haul for SKODA, the Octavia was named Best Medium Estate, marking a lock-out of the large Estate market for the brand. Substantially updates last year, the Octavia wowed the judges with its strength in depth. Explaining why it took top honours Ian Robertson said “the Octavia has a class-leading boot and the vRS performance version is powerful and grippy without attracting any unwanted attention.”
Thanks to the new Karoq’s 17th place finish, no fewer than five SKODA models features in the Top 50 – a remarkable achievement and testament to the value for money delivered by the brand’s efficient diesel models.
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