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by Matt Brogan

Škoda’s flagship Superb model has won the Best Large Car category at this year’s “What Diesel” Car of the Year Awards.

The Superb beat 17 other contenders, including the Ford Mondeo and Citroen C5, to win the number one place with its overall design, unique Twindoor boot system, outstanding fuel efficiency and great range of diesel engines giving it that winning edge.

“It’s a fine drive, with a good choice of TDI engines and the unique Twindoor system adds to its versatility,” said Ian Robertson, Editor of What Diesel. “With its spacious, airy cabin, huge boot and limousine ride, it is a superb choice.”

The new Superb was launched in the UK in September last year and effortlessly combines cavernous interior space with a striking design and the latest technology. The Superb has now won nearly 30 top awards across Europe since its official premiere at the Geneva Motor Show last year.  Most recently it has been named Car of the Year 2009 in the Czech Republic.

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“This is another prestigious award for the Superb,” said Robert Hazelwood, Škoda UK Brand Director. “What Diesel is a well-trusted and much read publication, and, along with the Caravan Club’s Towcar of the Year accolade that Superb won last year, this confirms what we already know – that the Superb is a fantastic car – a great choice for fleet and retail buyers alike.”

Škoda has sold over 20,000 new Superbs across Europe since launch.  Its performance has been strong in the UK with sales performing ahead of target ever since launch.

The Superb is due on sale in Australia later this year with prices ranging from $42,990 to $56,990.




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