ŠKODA Drives Forward in Auto Express Driver Power Results

- Six awards for ŠKODA models in 2016 Driver Power Awards

- ŠKODA is third best car brand to own in UK according to survey

- Octavia wins family car class and finishes 3rd out of 183 for practicality

ŠKODA’s models continue to drive home their reliability, quality, cost, practicality and comfort credentials in the annual Auto Express Driver Power survey.

The 2016 questionnaire received more than 49,000 responses, covering 32 manufacturers and 183 models, with ŠKODA models featuring heavily in the top 25 overall positions.

Along with a number of wins and podium places in various classes and categories, the brand was voted third best in the UK to own, improving on last year’s result with an overall score of 90.45%.

Owners were particularly impressed with the model’s practicality, cementing 3rd place in this specific category, confirming its usefulness as a tool for transporting families safely, in comfort and with space to spare.

They also recommended its in-car tech (9th overall) and praised its low running costs, reliability and performance.

Praise for ŠKODA continued in the Supermini class with two models featuring in the top 5 positions; the Citigo placing second and the Fabia posting a 4th place finish. With a 91.94% rating the smallest car in the ŠKODA range finished 11th in the whole survey, and the slightly larger Fabia returned a score of 91.29% for a 22nd place result.

Another silver medal was awarded to the previous generation ŠKODA Superb, which beat 163 other vehicles to finish 2nd in the Family Car category with a score of 91.46%. And the venerable Yeti continued the brand’s trend for high scores, thanks to its 91.58% rating in the toughly contested Offroad/SUV category and 16th overall placement.

The ŠKODA range starts at £8,275 for the Citigo supermini. For more information,visit westovergroup.co.uk/skoda.