Yet again more remarkable awards go to the Skoda range, the Octavia wins New Car of the Year 2018 alongside the Superb winning family Car of the Year 2018. The awards were voted for by visitors and readers of Auto Trader where more than 40,000 were involved in the judging process, rating and scoring their cars and ownership experiences. Participants were asked to rate their cars across 16 different criteria ranging from reliability, performance and appearance through to features and running costs.
"It's easy to see why Britain's car owners have voted the Octavia as their overall New Car of the Year. It 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." Ivan Aistrop, Auto Trader's Road Test Editor, commenting on the Octavia's award win.
"The Superb is a great family car." commented Ivan Aistrop, Auto Trader's Road Test Editor. "Family life is demanding, so you need your family car to help make life a little easier every step of the way. The Superb is packed with lots of clever labour-saving little features, and it's also massive, with plenty of space for your brood, and all their stuff. Impressive quality, lots of luxury kit and a sophisticated driving experience all help, too. No wonder owners love it."
The Octavia and Superb combined have secured more than 45 industry awards over the last four years this would make them two of the most decorated models in the brand's history. With 20,493 registrations the Octavia remains ŠKODA's biggest selling model in the UK , while the Superb continues to grow its sector share with 10,810 units registered in 2017.