- ŠKODA scoops four key awards in the 2017 CarBuyer Awards
- Citigo, Fabia, Yeti and Superb Estate all named best in category
- Citigo repeats its Best First Car title for a second year
- ŠKODA models praised for value, equipment and intelligent design
ŠKODA’s remarkable awards collection has been added to once again with no fewer than four new titles. The Citigo, Fabia, Yeti and Superb have all been named as the best in class by CarBuyer – one of the UK’s most respected online motoring websites.
Unlike many industry awards, CarBuyer avoids the jargon that comes with traditional sectors and categories, concentrating instead on the kind of criteria that real-world motorists use when buying a car.
The Citigo was named Best First Car for the second year running, confirming its status as one of the most affordable and easy to drive small cars in the business.
Commenting on the award, CarBuyer Editor Stuart Milne said: “With prices starting at less than £8,300 and a range of stunning finance deals, it’s great value to buy, and with 68.9mpg fuel economy possible and insurance groups as low as 1E, its running costs are among the lowest in the business.”
Not to be outdone by its smaller sibling, the Fabia saw off strong competition to be named Best Small Car. The CarBuyer judges praised the supermini’s refinement and high equipment levels, and commended its wide range of engine options.
“Practicality, value for money and reliability are essential ingredients for today’s small-car buyer, and with those factors in mind, you simply can’t do better than the Skoda Fabia. Interior space is remarkable, with a 330-litre boot and plenty of head and legroom for four or five passengers” commented CarBuyer Editor, Stuart Milne.
In what was ŠKODA’s most successful CarBuyer Awards to date, the Yeti was also honoured – driving off with the ‘Best Car for Under £150 a Month’ title. Explaining the decision, CarBuyer Editor Stuart Milne said: “The ŠKODA Yeti is one of our favourite small SUVs thanks to its superb build quality, efficient engines and engaging driving experience. So it’s all the more remarkable that you can park a Yeti outside your house for less than £150 a month on a Personal Contract Purchase (PCP).”
Completing SKODA’s remarkable haul of titles, the Superb Estate was named Best Estate Car. The judges praised the Superb’s exceptional 660 litre boot and welcomed the attention to detail that marks the Estate model out from its sector competitors.
CarBuyer Editor Stuart Milne added: “The best estate cars offer more than just plenty of space for your luggage. They provide well thought-out solutions to all kinds of everyday problems. No car does this better than the Superb Estate. Umbrellas in the doors and grippy cup-holders that allow you to unscrew bottles one-handed all contribute to making this such a brilliant car.”