Škoda Octavia Shortlisted for ‘2021 Car of the Year’ Award

Škoda ’s best-selling and multi-award-winning Škoda Octavia is in the running for it’s next international honours. Having won multiple international awards last year, the fourth-generation Octavia has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2021 ‘Car of the Year award’.

The European “Car of the Year” award, run by nine motoring publications in nine European counties, has become a major honour in the car industry since its introduction in 1964. With an original list of 29 models (launched during the last 12 months), in the running for this year’s award, the Škoda Octavia has made it to the final seven. This is the second time the Octavia has been shortlisted, following the appearance in the final of its third generation in 2014.

At over seven million vehicles produced to date, the Škoda Octavia is delivered to more customers than any other model made by the Czech manufacturer. In its all-new, fourth generation, the best-seller is more economical and eco-friendlier than ever before, as Škoda now offers it with a wider range of powertrains than at any other point in the model’s history. It is available in saloon and COMBI estate format, with efficient petrol and diesel engines and a natural gas (CNG) version, as well as plug in hybrid and mild-hybrid technology and either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Power output ranges from 81 kW (110 PS) to 180 kW (245 PS). Compared to its predecessor, the new OCTAVIA boasts a more emotive and dynamic design, an even more generous interior and superior comfort, combined with maximum active and passive safety and advanced connectivity features. Like every ŠKODA, it also delivers outstanding functionality, enhanced by many clever details.

In the last quarter of 2020, the Octavia already succeeded in collecting renowned awards in the key export markets of the UK, Austria, Germany and Switzerland. The ‘Car of the Year’ award winner will be announced on the 1st March.

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