ŠKODA OCTAVIA awarded Car of the Year at the 2018 Auto Trader Awards

The OCTAVIA has been crowned the best new car in the UK by Auto Trader readers and website visitors at this year’s Auto Trader Awards.

Extensively updated last year, the OCTAVIA, finished ahead of the BMW 1-Series which came second and the Peugeot 3008, which placed third. Commenting on the OCTAVIA’s award win, Ivan Aistrop, Auto Trader’s Road Test Editor, said: “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, it’s good to drive, well equipped and is full of clever features to make everyday life easier. As all-rounders go, they don’t get much better than this."

The brand also secured the title of Best Family Car for the ŠKODA SUPERB. The SUPERB is no stranger to receiving recognition with this being it’s 31st industry title since its introduction in 2015.

Aistrop said: “The SUPERB is a great family car. 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. 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.”

Combined, the OCTAVIA and SUPERB have admirably secured more than 45 industry awards over the past four years - making them two of the most ornamented, desired models in the brand’s history.

Erin Baker, Auto Trader’s editorial director, said: “For the second year running, we wanted to use our New Car Awards to put the power back in the hands of consumers – and to recognise the brands that are doing things right. The Auto Trader New Car Awards champion the aspects of driving and car ownership that really matter to drivers and that aren’t always obvious in the buying process – like reliability, safety, running costs and driving experience.

“Our winners have the seal of approval from real owners, which we hope will make finding the right new car much simpler for car buyers. Congratulations to all our well-deserving winners for continuing to push the boundaries of innovation and offering car buyers fantastic choice to suit every budget.”

To find out more about these desirable, award-winning models, enquire about the specifications or to book a test drive please see below.

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