Skoda has been awarded the top spot at the 2010 Which? awards winning the prestigious title of Best Car Manufacturer.
Skoda trumped the competition, beating premium brands to be crowned Best Car Manufacturer.
The accolade was given to Skoda as an acknowledgement of the quality of its products, the great value for money and high standard of customer care that the brand offers. The British-based Which? car test team and Which? members have all been impressed with Skoda's reliability, customer care, and the quality of its dealerships.
Which? chief executive Peter Vicary-Smith, who presented the award said: "Skoda is a car company ideally suited to the times, as people demand more but want to pay less. It offers a great range of reasonably-priced, well-built cars."
Editor of Which? Car, Richard Headland added: “People might know Skoda as a purveyor of value, but what they might not know is that this brand should be equally recognised for its quality of product, its reliability, and its excellent dealer network.”
A Skoda spokesman commented: "We're really pleased to win this award. It shows just how highly Which? rates our products and service. We're very proud of the excellent engineering and great value in every one of our cars, and pleased that Which? has recognised the outstanding personal service our retailers give their customers."
Skoda manufactures five models in its range: the Fabia supermini with its new sport vRS version; the family carrier Roomster; the Octavia range, including estate Scout and vRS versions, the Superb and new Superb Estate; and the Yeti crossover.