ŠKODA’s other new arrival, the Kamiq city SUV, also took top honours in a sector of the market that has seen a host of new arrivals in 2019. “Winning Best Small SUV 2020 is no mean feat for the Kamiq, as rivals flood the market to hoover up keen buyers.” Explained James Batchelor. “Simply a great all-rounder, the Kamiq offers good looks, low running costs and lots of equipment for a sensible price, and it's a step-up in practicality from most hatchbacks.”
The Superb, which received a significant design and engineering update in 2019, won two awards, with the hatch scooping the Best Large Family Car title and the Estate named Best Estate Car. Both models were praised for their practicality and quality feel, with James Batchelor adding: “Superb buyers will find it hard not to smile at just how much space and kit you get for your money. The desirable and relaxing Superb not only takes Carbuyer's Best Large Family Car award for 2020, but it's one of the best cars on sale.”
Not to be outshone by its newer and bigger stablemates, the Citigo also repeated its performance of a year ago with back-to-back victories in the Best City Car category. While the petrol-powered model is set to make way for the new CITIGOe iV electric version, the Carbuyer judges were won over by the Citigo’s clever design. "Despite numerous excellent rivals, the Citigo has again held onto its status at the top of the city car class.” Commented James Batchelor. “No other model offers the same blend of big-car feel and value. It's our Best City Car for 2020.”
These Carbuyer awards are the latest in a remarkable haul for ŠKODA in 2019. Across all models in the range, ŠKODA has been awarded more than 20 leading automotive industry titles - making the last 12 months the most successful period for the brand on record.