The Skoda Octavia has scooped one of the top honours in Britain - the best family car title in the 2014 What Car? awards.
The third-generation Octavia saw off tough opposition to take an impressive overall victory. In addition, Skoda tells us the Citigo was commended in the city car section.
The What Car? judging panel, chose the 1.2 TSI 105 PS model as the pick of the range, praising its all-round ability and superb value for money. The judges also highlighted the new Octavia’s high quality interior, generous equipment levels, and exceptional practicality, praising the car’s class-leading 590-litre boot and rear seat space.
Commenting on the Octavia’s latest industry accolade, John Donegan, brand director for Skoda in Ireland said: “We are delighted to see the Octavia receive such recognition against some fierce competition. The Octavia continues to play a massive role in our continued growth in Ireland and the customer feedback to the latest model is very encouraging.”
Chas Hallett, editor-in-chief of What Car? added: “At the Octavia’s price, nothing comes close to offering such quality, practicality and competence.”
Launched in 2013, the new Octavia is available in hatch and estate forms with a range of advanced drivetrain options including 4X4 transmissions and turbocharged petrol and diesel engines. The range also includes the most powerful Octavia ever built in the form of the sporty RS model. Octavia prices start from €18,995.