The Škoda Superb, the flagship of the Skoda range, has won recognition in the recent Golden Wheel awards held in Germany. It achieved second place in the prestigious annual poll carried out by one of Germany’s most popular magazines, Bild am Sonntag.
The Škoda Superb scored a total of 1,336 points in the C and D classes (lower medium and upper medium classes respectively) of the Golden Wheel poll, just 14 points fewer than the winning Opel Vectra.
The Golden Wheel is an award bestowed by the publishing house Axel Springer to the best new cars of the year. This year the jury consisted of 28 respected motoring specialists, notable racing drivers and prominent motoring industry personnel. They assessed a total of twenty cars using predefined criteria. The group of motoring specialists and engineers assessed the standard of finish, build quality, safety and vehicle performance. The racing drivers focused on handling characteristics, and the other members of the jury on overall design, ergonomics and vehicle efficiency.
Commenting on the Škoda Superb’s success, a Bild am Sonntag reporter said, "Not only has the Škoda Superb won silver, it has gained a lot of prestige and respect. Many of the competitors were surprised to see the Škoda Superb holding its position near the top for such a long time, but not us."
The Škoda Superb has recently received two awards in Britain. In September, the Superb 2.5 V6 TDI Elegance model was declared "The Caravan Club Towcar of the Year 2003" and in October, it won the prestigious award of "The Luxury Car of the Year", announced by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers.Published 27 November 2002