Here at MotorMartin Tower’s, it’s been another busy morning but during a well deserved break for coffee and a bun the following news arrived. Regular readers will already know how much MotorMartin loves an award and so it gives me great pleasure to share the following news with you all. It’s another week and another brace of industry accolades for the all-new ŠKODA Superb. Continuing their rich run of award successes, the Superb Hatch and Estate have been named as the best in the business in the 2016 UK Car of the Year Awards (UKCOTY).
Skoda deserve to be extremely proud of themselves as the Superb Hatch triumphed in the Best Family Car category – widely regarded as one of the most competitive sectors of the new car market. Selected as a clear winner by UKCOTY’s 27-strong judging panel, the Superb Hatch was praised for its exceptional comfort and high quality.
Sharing with MotorMartin, Tim Pollard, UKCOTY juror said: “Can you think of a family car delivering more space, equipment – and gloss – per pound? I can’t…”
His views were echoed by other members of the jury, with Chris Russon commenting to MotorMartin that; “The Superb Hatch has incredible quality and all-round performance, at a price that makes others wince.” Fellow juror Al Suttie added further praise, saying; “ŠKODA offers more space, comfort and quality than anyone else at this price. The Superb is the best family hatch there is.”
But rather than resting on their laurels, ŠKODA have put just as much thought, care and effort into the design of the Estate version and further proving the Superb’s strength in depth, this version also took honours – loading up with the Best Estate Car title. As with the hatch, the judging panel were bowled over by the Superb Estate’s quality, comfort and practicality.
MotorMartin has noted that Jury member Paul Hudson felt the new Superb was; “even better than its peerless predecessor for a combination of space, quality and low running costs.”
Whilst Tim Pollard agreed, adding; “It adds amazing volume to the Superb’s already excellent qualities. There is no finer load-lugger for the money,” while Matt Joy added; “Nothing you do could ever require a car more spacious than this.”
ŠKODA are keen to add that, lest we forget, these latest UK Car of the Year titles add to the new Superb’s impressive haul of industry and press awards. Since its UK market launch in September 2015, ŠKODA’s flagship model has been a regular on the top step of the podium, taking home five key industry titles – including What Car? Estate Car of the Year and The Sunday Times Estate Car of the Year.
Available across the ŠKODA retailer network, prices for the ŠKODA Superb Hatch start at £18,640 while the Superb Estate is priced from £19,840. Very competitive I’m sure you’ll agree.
So, for the money, you’re getting a multiple award winning family size car with more than enough practicality and excitement to keep even the most fickle consumer interested on those long journeys…
Another excellent ‘real life’ motor fom ŠKODA and for that you have a deserved MotorMartin well done.
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