The brand’s flagship wins with the highest score among all imported cars tested. ŠKODA ranked number one for the fifth time in a row. Specialist magazine ‘Auto Test’ evaluated and compared around 500 vehicles last year.

The ŠKODA SUPERB has been awarded 'Auto Test Winner 2018'. The brand’s flagship with the 110 kW (150 hp) powerful 2.0 TDI gained the highest score among all the import vehicles tested by specialist magazine Auto Test. The experienced testers evaluated and compared around 500 vehicles last year.

In the 3/2018 issue of ‘Auto Test’ magazine, the ŠKODA SUPERB 2.0 TDI 110 kW (150 hp) prevailed over its strong competitors, achieving a total of 641 points. The elegant saloon not only took the gold medal in this direct comparison, but also achieved the best result among all imported vehicles tested over the past twelve months. The trade magazine highlights the "best space" and its "user-friendly infotainment" in particular. The conclusion: "The ŠKODA is the class leader. Huge and very practical. Excellent ride comfort and handling.”

“We are delighted to receive this new award for the ŠKODA SUPERB, which convinced the panel at ‘Auto Test’ with its unique characteristics,” says Stefan N. Quary, Head of Sales at ŠKODA AUTO Deutschland GmbH, at the award ceremony in Cologne.

Since 2008, ‘Auto Test’ has been awarding the best vehicles in various categories from the previous twelve months. Every year, the experts evaluate around 500 cars of all classes and cover more than one million kilometres on test tracks. In the comparison tests, criteria such as vehicle quality and driving performance play just as important a role as the resale value, additional charges and operating costs. The topic of security is also included in the evaluation.

ŠKODA is one of the serial winners of this prestigious award. In 2014 and 2015, the ŠKODA OCTAVIA COMBI won in the import rankings. In 2016, the ŠKODA SUPERB COMBI achieved the best overall result among import vehicles. Last year, the spacious titan came second only to the newly launched ŠKODA KODIAQ.

Latest Awards

The all-new ŠKODA OCTAVIA is in the running for its next international honours. The fourth generation of the ŠKODA best-seller has been short-listed for this year’s edition of the prestigious “Car of the Year” award. From an initial field of 29 new cars launched on the international markets during the past twelve months, the ŠKODA OCTAVIA made it into the final. This is where the seven remaining models are presented to an international expert jury, with 60 motoring journalists from 23 European countries casting their votes. The annual award was first established in 1964. The “2021 Car of the Year” will be announced on 1 March. In the last quarter of 2020, the OCTAVIA already succeeded in collecting renowned awards in the key export markets of the UK, Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

ŠKODA AUTO has been presented with the Pioneer Award for its use of artificial intelligence in vehicle diagnostics. At this year’s CONNECTED CAR Awards, the trade magazines Auto Bild and Computer Bild chose ŠKODA’s Sound Analyser app as the winner of the editorial prize reserved for particularly innovative ideas. Using a smartphone or tablet, the noises a car makes while in operation can be recorded and compared with stored sound patterns. On this basis, the software can quickly and reliably detect if the vehicle in question requires any maintenance.

ŠKODA AUTO has brought home another success from the HR Officers Awards held by the Employers Club. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the results this year were announced as part of an online presentation on LinkedIn, a social network that focuses on professional networking and career development. ŠKODA AUTO’s HR department came first place overall for its ANTICOVID-19 project, also winning a special prize for its activities aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Following a series of prestigious awards, such as the Employer of the Year and the Randstad Award, this is another success for the brand in the area of HR management.