Bests 500 imported vehicles tested
The ŠKODA Kodiaq is AUTO TEST Winner 2017 getting a score of 676 points, the brand’s large SUV achieving the best result out of all the import vehicles tested by the German trade magazine AUTO TEST over the past 12 months.
ŠKODA has won the award for the fourth time in a row. Overall, this is the 29th award the ŠKODA Kodiaq has won since its market launch at the beginning of this year. The ŠKODA Superb Combi completes the Czech manufacturer’s double success taking second place in the AUTO TEST ranking.
“Only rarely does a new model rise to victory after just being released in this highly competitive environment. The ŠKODA Kodiaq is a real winner,” AUTO TEST said.
In the trade journal’s comparative tests, the top version of the ŠKODA Kodiaq with 140 kW (190 hp) 2.0 TDI (diesel), direct shift transmission and all-wheel drive went up against similarly equipped competitors. With 676 points, the brand’s first large SUV scored the best result out of all the import vehicles tested over the past 12 months. The ŠKODA Kodiaq won over the professionals at AUTO TEST in particular with its spaciousness, “along with high variability, excellent value for money and exceptional handling,” the testers agreed.
The ŠKODA Superb Combi, last year’s winner in the AUTO TEST ranking, finished second with 646 points, just behind the ŠKODA Kodiaq. The brand’s flagship thus completes this double success for ŠKODA. In addition, ŠKODA is celebrating its fourth consecutive victory; in 2015 and 2014, the ŠKODA Octavia triumphed in the import rankings.
Since 2008, AUTO TEST has awarded prizes to the best vehicles of the past 12 months in several categories. Every year, the experts test around 500 cars from all classes, driving more than one million test kilometers to evaluate the models in the categories of vehicle quality, safety, purchase pricing, premiums, operating costs, performance and consumption.
29th award for the ŠKODA Kodiaq
For the ŠKODA Kodiaq, AUTO TEST Winner 2017 is already the 29th award since its market launch at the beginning of the year. Among others, ŠKODA’s SUV has won Best Cars 2017 from What Car? in Great Britain; was named Car of the Year 2017 in the Czech Republic, Poland and Bulgaria, SUV of the Year in China and France, All-wheel drive of the year in Germany; and received two Red Dot awards for its design.