The top spot in this year’s Diesel Magazine’s COTY awards has gone to the Skoda Superb in no less than two categories – Best Large Car (for the second consecutive year) and Best Estate Car.
There’s never been any doubt that the Skoda brand offers outstanding value for money and they’re only getting better with the advent of each new model release.
Some might perceive the styling slightly awkward, but if you can get over that perception then the Skoda Superb offers higher levels of performance and luxury than many of its competitors, not to mention the benefits of the brand’s aggressive pricing policy.
It’s the same story with the Superb Estate, high levels of luxury with a huge load capacity, at prices well below the same spec cars from other manufacturers in the same class.
Skoda continues to attract more owners in Australia too with the Superb Wagon launching here next week, along with plenty of Skoda activity over the next twenty-four months, according to PR boss, Karl Gherling.
You have to remember that the brand is all of two years old in this country and has the complete backing of the Volkswagen Group for a long-term commitment in Australia.
My guess is that you’ll see a lot more Skoda’s on our roads in the near future, as the brand continues to gain traction during what are indeed ‘value for money times’ we live in.