Westover Group is celebrating following victories for six of the vehicle manufacturer brands it represents at this year’s annual Auto Trader Awards.
No less than eight models sold across the Westover Group came out on top, each winning a ‘Best Car’ award in their category.
Unlike most other award schemes, AutoTrader’s accolades are handed out on the basis of feedback from more than 40,000 car owners who rate their vehicles across 16 key areas.
The scores are simply added up to identify the most highly ranked, satisfying-to-own models.
The ŠKODA Octavia was the overall winner, claiming the top ‘New Car of the Year’ award and beating close competition from the BMW 1 Series and the Peugeot 3008. Octavia owners particularly highlighted the car’s interior space, as well as its durability and reliability.
Ivan Aistrop, Auto Trader’s Road Test Editor, commented: “It’s easy to see why Britain’s car owners have voted the ŠKODA Octavia as their overall New Car of the Year.
"The Octavia offers an incredibly appealing mix of practicality, quality and affordability, and it’s also good to drive, well-equipped, and full of clever features to make everyday life easier. As all-rounders go, they don’t get much better than this.”
Other prize winners within the Westover stable were:
Best Family Car - ŠKODA Superb
Best Value New Car – Kia Rio
Best Car for Long Distances – Hyundai Tucson
Best Car for New Drivers – Kia Rio
Best Value Brand – Dacia
Most Reliable Brand – Lexus
Brand with the Best Car Features – Nissan
Mat Carrington, Westover’s Operational Director for Sales, said: “We weren’t surprised to see the Octavia come out on top but to be singled out from every other model on the market is quite something. The ‘Best Brand’ awards are a huge achievement too and we were thrilled to see three of our manufacturers in the list. There’s no doubting the value proposition that Dacia brings but we were also pleased to see Lexus recognised for the quality of its engineering and Nissan for the incredible level of on-board technology it offers.”
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