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New Skoda Octavia wins ‘Best Large Car’

Skoda voted ‘Best Manufacturer’

The new Skoda Octavia has been voted ‘Best Large Car’ in the National Car Awards from reviews website The Octavia was voted ‘Best Large Car’ by users, more than 58,000 of whom took part to rate hundreds of models from more than forty brands. The ratings are based on economy, comfort, reliability and driving excitement. The all-new Skoda Octavia has also earned a ‘Commended’ honour in the Next Green Car Awards 2013. In the ‘Large Family’ category the 1.6-litre TDI diesel earned praise from the judges. Next Green Car uses its unique Green Car Rating to rank vehicles on seven different exhaust emissions, not just CO2.  The third generation Škoda Octavia has CO2 emissions as low as 99g/km and fuel economy as high as 74.3mpg. It’s packed with ‘Simply Clever’ driving solutions and, priced from only £15,990 which is outstanding value for money. The all new Skoda Octavia has also just been voted ‘Tow Car of the Year 2013’, most motorists who look for a towing car look at the towing capacity, the Skoda Octavia secured its spot in the up to 1424kg weight category. 

The Skoda Octavia is extremely spacious inside and boasts generous luggage space of approximately 590lites so it is great for luggage when on those touring holidays and comfortable on long journeys for passengers. The new Skoda Octavia has also been awarded five stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests it has some fantastic active safety systems which are normally only available on higher cross vehicles.  These include the front Assistant with emergency brake function, the Lane Assistant, keeping the Octavia in lane, multi collision brakes with automatic brake intervention during an accident, a crew Protect Assistant to safeguard the vehicle in accidents and the Driver Activity Assistant to recognise driver fatigue.

Skoda boasts an award winning seven car line-up

Skoda has enjoyed the most successful six months in its history between January and June this year.  The website also voted Skoda ‘Best Overall Manufacturer’ and ‘Most Recommended’, as well as being ‘Best Diesel’ marque.  The brand now boasts an award winning seven car line up comprising of the Citigo, Fabia, Rapid, Octavia, Superb, Yeti and Roomster. Skoda has received more than fifteen major awards this year with both the Yeti and the Superb taking number one spots in national customer satisfaction surveys.