ŠKODA wins five family car of the year awards as voted for by readers. Traditional Czech brand has been given a total of 22 awards since 2011.
The best family cars of the year have been confirmed. Readers of the German specialist magazine ‘AUTOStraßenverkehr’ and parenting magazine ‘Leben & Erziehen’ voted four ŠKODA models family car of the year. The ŠKODA FABIA COMBI, ŠKODA OCTAVIA COMBI, ŠKODA SUPERB COMBI and ŠKODA YETI were victorious as the best family car across five categories. This means the traditional Czech brand has been given a total of 22 awards since the first readers’ choice awards in 2011.
The bestselling ŠKODA OCTAVIA COMBI came top overall in the €15,000–20,000 category and was the best import car in its segment. The ŠKODA YETI won best import car in the €20,000–25,000 category, whilst the ŠKODA SUPERB COMBI was voted best import car in the €25,000–30,000 price range. The ŠKODA FABIA COMBI small car was the overall winner for models under €15,000.
The ŠKODA OCTAVIA COMBI achieved two victories: 13.7 per cent of readers voted ŠKODA’s bestseller the overall winner in the €15,000–20,000 category. In addition, the versatile Combi received 22 per cent of readers’ votes for best import car in this price range, matching its success of the previous year.
With 39.1 per cent of all votes, the ŠKODA FABIA COMBI came top amongst cars costing under €15,000. This means ŠKODA’s popular small car has snapped up the title of family car of the year for the fourth time in a row.
The best family car among the import models costing €20,000–25,000 was the ŠKODA YETI. 11.6 per cent of all votes went to the compact SUV. Its successor, the S, is ready to be launched, celebrating its exhibition premiere at this year’s International Motor Show in Frankfurt.
The ŠKODA SUPERB COMBI impressed as the best import car in the €25,000–30,000 category. 24.3 per cent of readers voted for the estate version of ŠKODA’s top-of-the-range model, meaning ŠKODA’s flagship has repeated its success from 2016.