Skoda Scoops Up Two Inaugural Carbuyer Awards

According to a recent press release, Skoda has announced that it has won two awards in the first-ever CarBuyer ceremony. The online database offers a clear focus on running costs, safety, economy, performance and owner satisfaction. Carbuyer’s journalistic team of experts picked both the Yeti and Superb Estate as winners in their respective categories.

The Superb Estate scooped up the award for Best Estate Car with a rating of 4.8 stars out of a possible 5. It managed this by being not only affordable, but also good to drive and well equipped.

“The Superb Estate is the most spacious car in its class, but it's also fantastic to drive – as well as being well-built and impressively luxurious. From the driver's seat, the Estate is just like the hatch, meaning comfortable seats, plenty of space and excellent build quality. The only difference is a small button that opens the boot from the inside,” the editorial team says.

Meanwhile the Yeti crossover was chosen over its more conventional rivals to be named Best Family Car.

“A practical and rugged alternative to mainstream family hatchbacks, the Skoda Yeti is a brilliant accessory to everyday life. With 105bhp [it] should be ample for most buyers, its fine performance backed up with 44mpg economy,”
the Yeti crossover is described.

In the UK, the Yeti is priced from £14,645, while the Superb Estate is available from £18,550.

The two awards carry on from a total of 25 major ones received in 2010, including:
  • Best Manufacturer in the What Car? Reader Awards 2010.
  • Best Manufacturer in the 2010 Auto Express Driver Power survey.
  • Which? Best Car Manufacturer of the year 2010.
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