ŠKODA has started a new decade with a remarkable haul of What Car? awards. In what is regarded as one of the biggest and most influential annual award ceremonies in the industry, the brand took home two outright category titles along with six price point wins.
The new SCALA won the prestigious Best Family Car award. Commenting on the SCALA’s triumph, What Car? Editor, Steve Huntingford, said: “The SCALA is the latest in a long line of hugely impressive cars from ŠKODA, with its main strengths lying in its comfort and interior space. It is a remarkably complete car for the money.”
The SUPERB recorded a remarkable fifth successive title, with a comfortable victory in the Estate Car category. Huntingford said: “The SUPERB estate beats every other rival, regardless of price, for cargo capacity, while its rear seats are spacious enough for even those well over six feet tall to sit back in comfort. The 148bhp two-litre diesel engine effortlessly manages motorway miles and B-road overtakes alike, while the SUPERB's suspension allows it to waft along on all roads, isolating you from bumps as if they weren't there.”
ŠKODA models also drove off with a further six price point titles – the most the brand has ever won. Leading the charge was the FABIA hatch, which was named as the best buy in the £14,000 - £16,000 price range. The FABIA estate was also named as the Best Estate car for less than £20,000, repeating its achievement of 2019.
The new KAMIQ was another ŠKODA newcomer named as the best in its price sector, seeing off tough competition to be named best SUV for less than £20,000. Although it only joined the ŠKODA range last November, the KAMIQ has already caused a stir in its sector.
Not to be outdone by its newest SUV sibling, the KAROQ was named best car in the next price category, winning the £20,000 - £30,000 SUV title.
Completing an exceptional night for ŠKODA, the recently updated SUPERB won a further two price point awards. The all-new SUPERB iV SE Technology – ŠKODA’s first ever electrified model – was named as the best plug-in hybrid car for less than £35,000, while the hatch won Best Executive Car for less than £30,000.
Commenting on the SUPERB iV’s award, Steve Huntingford said: “There's so much to like about the new plug-in hybrid version of the SUPERB. Its smooth zero-emissions running will help you to relax behind the wheel, while its 215bhp output is enough for brisk acceleration when needed.”