Readers’ Choice ‘Best Cars’: ŠKODA Octavia First Place for Third Year Running

Readers' Choice ‘Best Cars’: ŠKODA Octavia First Place for Third Year Running

​› Success: ŠKODA Octavia named best import compact car in Germany for third consecutive time by readers of ‘Auto, Motor und Sport’
› Bestseller: ŠKODA Octavia sales increase 11% in 2015
› Versatile model: ŠKODA Octavia available in 13 versions

​Mladá Boleslav/Stuttgart, 28 January 2016 – The readers of car magazine ‘Auto, Motor und Sport’ (‘AMS’) have voted the ŠKODA Octavia best import car in the compact class for the third consecutive year. Taking 18.1% of the votes, ŠKODA’s bestseller prevailed against the international competition in this fiercely competitive category.

“The ‘Auto, Motor und Sport’ readers’ choice is a very special award for us. These are the very people for whom we developed and built the car. The third success in a row makes it clear that we’ve got a lot right with the Octavia. This award is also an acknowledgement of the whole ŠKODA team’s tremendous commitment. They have worked hard to make the Octavia a very special car,” said ŠKODA CEO Bernhard Maier.

In 2015, ŠKODA delivered more than 430,000 Octavia models to customers around the world. This corresponds to a sales increase of 11.1% over the previous year. Almost 58,000 of these Octavias were newly registered in Germany in 2015, making this model series the sixth most popular overall, and the number-one imported model in the German Federal Motor Transport Authority’s (KBA) registration statistics. Not only is the Octavia a winner among the AMS readership; the true success of the model is evidenced in Germany’s new car registration figures.

Following the market launch of the ŠKODA Octavia RS 4×4 in November last year, 13 versions of ŠKODA’s top model are now available on the market: from the economical ŠKODA Octavia GreenLine and ŠKODA Octavia 4×4 to the Octavia RS 230 – the fastest ŠKODA Octavia of all time.

This year marked the 40th time renowned magazine ‘Auto, Motor und Sport’ had run their readers’ survey of the best cars. A total of 364 models were entered in eleven categories. With 18.1% of all votes in the compact-car category, the ŠKODA Octavia was voted number one among imported cars.

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