Honored by a British consumer organization: As the only car maker, ŠKODA already wins ‘Which? Awards’ for the second time. Brand convinces with the best price/value ratio, reliability and highest customer satisfaction. ŠKODA growing in Great Britain: deliveries rose 15.1 percent until the end of May. According to the British consumer protection organization ‘Which?’, ŠKODA is the best automobile manufacturer in Great Britain. The brand was voted ‘Best Car Manufacturer’. This is already the second time after 2010 that ŠKODA has won the competition.
‘Which?’ explains the outcome of the vote with ŠKODA’s outstanding model range, which convinces with the best price/value ratio and a high level of reliability: “ŠKODA is a well-deserved winner. The brand has introduced great new models. Particularly the models’ price/value ratio and reliability are impressive. Furthermore, we are receiving excellent feedback from customers of the brand,” says Peter Vicary-Smith, chairman of the board of ‘Which?’.
ŠKODA enjoys ever greater popularity in Great Britain. In the first five months of this year, ŠKODA’s deliveries on the island rose 15.1 percent compared to the same period last year, resulting in more than 26,000 units. In 2012, the brand achieved a new sales record in the country with more than 53,200 units sold. The customers of the Czech brand are happy about the spacious and functional ŠKODA vehicles that are running on proven technology. Furthermore, ŠKODA models such as the new Octavia or the Rapid score points with their timeless, elegant design, high residual values, their environmental friendliness, low fuel consumptions and affordable maintenance costs.
The victory in this year’s ‘Which? Awards’ once again confirms the outstanding reputation of the car maker on the British automobile market. Among the main tasks of the leading and independent consumer protection organization in Great Britain are regular product tests that are published as a magazine as well as in the internet. The ‘Which? Magazine’ is read by about 1.2 million subscribers and has been in existence since 1957.
Just a few weeks ago, the Czech brand won another important survey among British customers: the ŠKODA Yeti was voted the ‘Best Car of 2013’ by more than 40,000 readers in the ‘Driver Power 2013’ poll by the trade magazine ‘Auto Express’. A total of three ŠKODA models placed in the Top Six: besides the Yeti, the Superb reached second place and the Octavia sixth place.