Škoda Achieves Double Success At Awards
By Kyle Lindsay
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 13:50
ŠKODA has taken home the double at the annual Fleet World Honours. The ŠKODA Superb won the accolade for Best Upper Medium Car for an impressive third consecutive year, and the recently launched seven-seat Kodiaq took the title of Best Large Family Car of the Year.
The ŠKODA Superb has once again impressed with its spacious interior, wide engine range and low Whole Life Costs. The Superb offers fleet drivers powertrains from 120PS to 280PS, and enhanced driving features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Park Assist, Lane Assist and Blind Spot Detect for a more refined driving experience. The cavernous interior adds to its comfort, with 660 litres of boot space that extends to 1950 litres with all rear seats folded down, which makes it a winning solution for both business and home life.
Commenting on the Superb’s title, Alex Grant, editor, Fleet World, said: “The Superb takes its third successive win in this category, because it remains a no-brainer for fleets. It’s not only a highly functional, cost-efficient product for job-need users, but the design, refinement and driving experience has lured drivers out of premium products. ŠKODA has, quite rightly, become the benchmark even its longest-standing rivals measure themselves by.”
The title of Best Large Family Car, was awarded to the seven-seat ŠKODA Kodiaq, as a testament to the vehicle’s versatility, enhanced safety features and value for money. The Kodiaq combines practicality and style and includes an array of innovative technology as standard, including SmartLink+ and touchscreen infotainment system to help drivers stay connected when on the move.
The seven-seater also boasts the largest luggage space in its class, with 720/630 litres of boot space that transforms to 2065 / 2005 with the rear seats down in the 5/7 seats models respectively, helping transport both people and goods comfortably.
Explaining Fleet World’s decision, Alex Grant adds: “ŠKODA prides itself on clever solutions to family life, and the Kodiaq takes that into new territory. Available with seven adult-sized seats and packed full of storage space, it’s a flexible alternative to the traditional MPV, offered with an extensive range of drivetrains and trims to suit most users. A family-mover perfectly tuned to market tastes, and clever with it.”
Henry Williams, Head of Fleet for ŠKODA UK, commented: “Three years after its launch, it’s fantastic to see that the ŠKODA Superb still lives up to its name and remains in high demand from businesses looking for an executive car that delivers on style, performance and value for money. We look forward to the Kodiaq continuing to be a stand-out SUV in the sector over the next few years as well.”