The brand new ŠKODA Superb has won its first UK award after being crowned 2015 Auto Express Family Car of the Year, and has been joined in the winners circle by the Citigo - ‘Best City Car’ for the 4th straight year
Highly praised by the judges for its upmarket looks, the Superb, now available to order from Listers ŠKODA Coventry is ŠKODA’s most stylish and refined car ever, combining great design, quality and – importantly – price to put it ahead of its closest rivals
Steve Fowler, Editor-in-chief for Auto Express said: “The Superb now truly lives up to its name. It offers the best combination of all the elements families look for in a car: practicality, low running costs, great technology and loads of space, but what seals the deal is that it is now a seriously stylish car that you’ll be proud to have parked on your drive.”
The pannelists choice: Superb 2.0 TDI SE Business (From £22,090)
Auto Express says: With loads of equipment, a punchy engine and a vast interior, the Superb SE Business is great value and costs £3,150 less than the equivalent Volkswagen Passat. Business users and private buyers alike will love the striking design and frugal running costs.
The Citigo meanwhile has been a firm favourite with Auto Express since its launch, and was overall ‘Car of the Year’ in 2012. Despite tough opposition in what has become a fiercely competitively sector, the judges felt that the Citigo still stands head and shoulders above its rivals. No matter how hard rivals have tried, they’ve failed to knock the Citigo off the top spot.
Steve Fowler said: “The Citigo continues to set a very high benchmark in the city car class. With its compact dimensions, lively three-cylinder engine and great build quality, it remains a hugely appealing proposition for buyers.”
The pannelists choice: Citigo SE L Greentech (From £10,465)
Plenty of big-car technology on this top trim level means the ŠKODA feels even more grown-up inside. Although the SE L specification isn’t the cheapest available, it has even more of a premium feel than lesser versions and matches the mature driving experience