The ŠKODA OCTAVIA won not one, but four(!) awards in October, consolidating its reputation as the car of choice for families across the UK. The ŠKODA stalwart picked up three gongs at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2020 and a further accolade at Autocar’s inaugural Britain’s Best Cars Awards 2020.
Auto Express New Car Awards 2020
Auto Express crowned the fourth-generation OCTAVIA their overall New Car of the Year 2020 – one of the most prestigious titles in the automotive world. Explaining how the model had impressed the judging panel, Auto Express Editor-in-Chief Steve Fowler said:
“The new OCTAVIA not only represents all the car you could ever need, but it’s all the car you could ever want, too. It is a very worthy winner, and the Auto Express Car of the Year 2020.”
The model also took the top spot in every category it was eligible for – the ‘Estate Car of the Year’ and ‘Compact Family Car of the Year’ (for the OCTAVIA hatch version). By taking the Estate Car crown, ŠKODA recorded its fifth win in succession – a remarkable feat!
Commenting on the OCTAVIA Estate’s category win, Steve Fowler said:
"For estate-car buyers space is always a priority, and there aren’t many family wagons that offer more room for either passengers or their luggage than the new OCTAVIA Estate. The main thing that makes this our winner for 2020 is the way it combines 640 litres of luggage room with class-leading technology, comfort, performance and efficiency."
What’s more, the ŠKODA SUPERB joined the Auto Express honours list, being named Family Car of the Year – reclaiming a title it last won in 2017.
Autocar Britain’s Best Cars Awards 2020
The following week, the OCTAVIA collected a fourth award for the month, being named Britain's Best Family Car 2020 in Autocar’s inaugural Britain’s Best Cars Awards 2020, with judges saying the model “…looks smarter than ever yet retains its outstanding practicality, comfort, value for money and ease of use.”
Discover the OCTAVIA today!
These awards are expected to be the first of many for the fourth-generation OCTAVIA – after all, it has big boots to fill! Its predecessor racked up more than 20 key industry titles during its production run.
So, if you want to get behind the wheel of the ŠKODA OCTAVIA and discover its award-winning ways for yourself, get in touch with your local Johnsons ŠKODA today!