Škoda celebrated two victories in the well-known readers’ choice “Best Cars 2021” awards organized by the German “auto motor und sport” car magazine. These awards came as the 100% electric Škoda Enyaq iV´s first success and the ninth triumph for the Škoda Octavia.
As part of the 45th readers´ poll edition, more than 101,000 participants elected these two Škoda models to become the import category winners within their vehicle class. The Enyaq iV won the “Compact SUV/Off-Road Vehicle” category right on the first attempt. The Octavia triumphed for the ninth time already, this year as the most popular import vehicle in the “compact class”. There was a total of 378 models to select from in eleven categories.
Johannes Neft, Škoda Auto Board of Directors Member for Technical Development emphasizes: “We are particularly pleased to bring home this year’s double victory in the “Best Cars” readers’ poll: As a real Škoda, the Enyaq iV is also a versatile and reliable companion: With three battery sizes, four power levels and rear or all-wheel drive, it is optimally equipped to suit all requirements. The Octavia has been proving these Škoda -typical qualities in everyday life for 25 years. The fourth generation of our iconic brand product has made another big step forward in terms of drive diversity, networking and driving assistance systems. The response made by the “auto motor und sport” readership represents a great confirmation of our work”.
Participating in the “Best Cars” award category, the fourth Škoda Octavia generation adds up to its predecessors´ winning streak. Gaining 16.2 percent of all votes, the readers made the ŠKODA bestseller become the most popular import vehicle in the “compact class” category for the eighth time in the history of this award and one time – the Octavia celebrated a triumph in the “middle class”.
The fourth Octavia generation is more spacious, safer, more networked and more emotional than ever before. Additionally, it comes with more drive variants than any other Škoda model before: apart from efficient gasoline and diesel engines, the Octavia is also available as a CNG vehicle, with mild hybrid technology or a plug-in hybrid drive.