Skoda triumphs at annual car awards

Skoda triumphs at annual car awards

Skoda had a productive night at the annual Auto Express New Car Awards, winning a number of awards including the Car of the Year 2012 for the Citigo.

The Czech carmaker won five prizes in total, with the Citigo also being named the best City Car and the Superb winning both the Best Family Car and Best Estate Car Awards.

Skoda went home with the Driver Power Award for customer satisfaction as well, capping off an impressive haul for the manufacturer. Auto Express editor-in-chief Steve Fowler said he was very impressed with the brand.

"These Car of the Year Awards are proof that Skoda's now a big league car maker - and in many ways it's outshining parent brand VW!" he said.

"The Citigo offers small car buyers the space, quality and comfort normally associated with much larger cars, but at a fraction of the cost. It's simply sensational value-for-money."

And hot on the heels of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the inaugural Auto Express Safety Award was given to HRH Prince Michael of Kent as a reward for his efforts promoting road safety across the globe.

"Prince Michael is more often associated with handing out Awards than receiving them, through the Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards. But we felt his personal efforts to promote road safety for over 25 years were worthy of an award itself," added Mr Fowler.

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