What Car? wins kick off ŠKODAS 2020 trophy haul

ŠKODA has started the new decade with an exceptional haul of What Car? awards. The brand took home two outright category titles along with six price point wins from what is considered one of the biggest and most influential annual award ceremonies in the industry.

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The new SCALA took away the prestigious Best Family Car award. Commenting on the SCALA’s triumph, What Car? Editor, Steve Huntingford, said: “The SCALA is the latest in a long line of hugely impressive cars from ŠKODA, with its main strengths lying in its comfort and interior space. It is a remarkably complete car for the money.”

The SCALA prides itself on being sporty, spacious and versatile. It has a host of new features and intuitive technology and adapts to suit your needs.

The SUPERB recorded an exceptional fifth successive title, with a comfortable victory in the Estate Car category. Huntingford said: “The SUPERB estate beats every other rival, regardless of price, for cargo capacity, while its rear seats are spacious enough for even those well over six feet tall to sit back in comfort. The 148bhp two-litre diesel engine effortlessly manages motorway miles and B-road overtakes alike, while the SUPERB's suspension allows it to waft along on all roads, isolating you from bumps as if they weren't there.”

In 2019 the SUPERB picked up ‘Best Executive Car less than £25,000’ and ‘Best Estate Car’ at What Car? awards and remains an award winning model.

The brand also drove off with six price points, the most the brand has ever won. Leading the way was the FABIA hatch, named as the best buy in the £14,000-£16,000 price bracket. The FABIA estate was also recognised, being named the Best Estate car for less than £20,000, repeating the 2019 achievement.

The new KAMIQ, another ŠKODA newcomer, was also named as the best in its price sector. Although it only joined the ŠKODA model range last November it has come out on top against tough competition to be named the best SUV for less than £20,000. Not to be outdone by its newest SUV sibling, the KAROQ was named best car in the next price category, claiming the £20,000- £30,000 SUV title.

Rounding off the outstanding night for ŠKODA, the recently updated SUPERB won a further two price point awards. The all-new SUPERB iV SE Technology – ŠKODA’s first ever electrified model – was named as the best plug-in hybrid car for less than £35,000, while the hatch won Best Executive Car for less than £30,000. Commenting on the SUPERB iV’s award, Steve Huntingford said: “There's so much to like about the new plug-in hybrid version of the SUPERB. Its smooth zero-emissions running will help you to relax behind the wheel, while its 215bhp output is enough for brisk acceleration when needed.”