The Czech brand has scooped the top honour in the ‘Best Manufacturer’ category for the third year running.

And when the votes of more than 23,000 magazine readers and website users had been analysed, Škoda models also dominated the ‘Best Car’ category. Three were inside the top four, with the Superb scooping the prestigious number one position. The Yeti was second and Octavia fourth.

Graham Hope, Acting Editor of Auto Express, said: “It’s been another fantastic year for Škoda in our Driver Power survey. Its cars are setting the pace for rivals to follow, and as the brand’s performance over the years has shown, others are struggling to keep up.”

Commenting on another brilliant survey result, Robert Hazelwood, Brand Director for Škoda UK, said: “Being voted ‘Best Manufacturer’ in the Auto Express Driver Power Survey for the third consecutive year is a fantastic achievement for Škoda and our retailers.”

He added: “Winning any award is always a great boost, but those linked to customer satisfaction are particularly well received. Along with value for money and excellence in engineering, great customer service is one of the key strategies in our continuing mission to take the Škoda brand forward.”

The Auto Express Driver Power survey is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and Škoda’s performance over the decade mirrors the brand’s achievements generally. In the first report in 2002, Škoda was fourth in the manufacturer category, with the Octavia ninth among the cars.

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