As a great 2010 for Skoda draws to a close, the Skoda Superb Estate has attracted recognition from both the Daily Express and MSN Cars, who also listed the Skoda Fabia vRS amongst its Best Cars of 2010.
The Skoda Superb Estate was named Best Estate in the Daily Express' Motoring Oscars 2010, as Nat Barnes explains: "Superb Estate has a huge 1,865-litre boot. Better still, prices start at just £17,720, undercutting the massive Mercedes Benz E-Class by more than 12 grand. You won't find more metal for your money."
Similarly, Richard Aucock chose the Skoda Superb Estate in MSN Cars' Best Cars of 2010 list, describing it as "Big and inexpensive, economical and swift, well-built and well equipped, it has it all. And then there's the breathtakingly large 1,865-litre boot."
The Skoda Superb Estate is no stranger to praise, with hit Channel 5 show, Fifth Gear naming the Skoda Superb Estate its Family Car of the Year 2010 earlier this month, while Auto Express crowned it Best Estate Car in its New Car Awards 2010.
Meanwhile, the hot Skoda Fabia vRS also made MSN's list. "I had no preconceptions about the vRS, but within 100 metres I was smitten," says Peter Burgess of the vRS. "The 180hp supercharged and turbocharged 1.4 is a dream, the DSG transmission superb and the chassis sublime. Simply enormous fun."
This very welcome praise rounds off what has been the most successful year ever for Skoda in the UK, with a raft of product awards for the Skoda Octavia, Skoda Yeti and Skoda Superb. Skoda's other awards in 2010 include Which? Manufacturer of the Year and given the What Car? Reader Award for Best Manufacturer 2010. Skoda also recently came top in the Auto Express Driver Power Survey, while the brand was yet again ranked in the top 10 manufactures of the J D Power Customer Satisfaction Survey for the 17th consecutive year.
These accolades are reflected by record sales, with more than 40,000 sold in the UK so far this year, increasing overall market share to over 2%.Published 23 December 2010