Skoda triumphs at Fleet News Awards

Skoda triumphs at Fleet News Awards

Skoda's Octavia Estate and Yeti models have won two coveted prizes at the annual Fleet News Awards 2014.

The judges - industry experts and members of the Fleet News editorial team - awarded the Best Estate Car gong to the Octavia Estate for its efficient power plants and combination of affordability and space.

A past winner in this category, the Superb Estate, was also highly-acclaimed in the same class.

Meanwhile, the Yeti was named Best Crossover, with judges praising its quality and versatility as well as its low rate of depreciation - which they said offered fleet operators a very appealing and solid proposition.

Judge Stephen Briers, editor of Fleet News, said: "The Octavia Estate has the best balance of space versus cost in this category. An excellent choice of efficient engines combined with strong driver appeal, makes it an ideal option as a stylish and flexible workhorse.

"Skoda's second winner, Yeti, is a good all-rounder, with excellent running costs and the flexibility offered by on-road or (genuine) off-road options. The 2013 facelift made an already great car even better.

"Excellent build quality and very strong used values add to the perfect package."

The Fleet News Awards recognise the best-performing businesses and individuals within the sector during the last year.

Copyright Press Association 2014