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ŠKODA SUPERB awarded ‘Auto Test Winner 2018’
› The brand’s flagship wins with the highest score among all imported cars tested
› ŠKODA ranked number one for the fifth time in a row
› Specialist magazine ‘Auto Test’ evaluated and compared around 500 vehicles last year
Mladá Boleslav, 18 July 2018 – The ŠKODA SUPERB has been awarded ‘Auto Test Winner
2018’. The brand’s flagship with the 110 kW (150 hp) powerful 2.0 TDI gained the highest
score among all the import vehicles tested by specialist magazine Auto Test. The
experienced testers evaluated and compared around 500 vehicles last year.
In the 3/2018 issue of ‘Auto Test’ magazine, the ŠKODA SUPERB 2.0 TDI 110 kW (150 hp)
prevailed over its strong competitors, achieving a total of 641 points. The elegant saloon not only
took the gold medal in this direct comparison, but also achieved the best result among all imported
vehicles tested over the past twelve months. The trade magazine highlights the “best space” and its
“user-friendly infotainment” in particular. The conclusion: “The ŠKODA is the class leader. Huge
and very practical. Excellent ride comfort and handling.”
“We are delighted to receive this new award for the ŠKODA SUPERB, which convinced the panel
at ‘Auto Test’ with its unique characteristics,” says Stefan N. Quary, Head of Sales at
ŠKODA AUTO Deutschland GmbH, at the award ceremony in Cologne.
Since 2008, ‘Auto Test’ has been awarding the best vehicles in various categories from the
previous twelve months. Every year, the experts evaluate around 500 cars of all classes and cover
more than one million kilometres on test tracks. In the comparison tests, criteria such as vehicle
quality and driving performance play just as important a role as the resale value, additional charges
and operating costs. The topic of security is also included in the evaluation.
ŠKODA is one of the serial winners of this prestigious award. In 2014 and 2015, the ŠKODA
OCTAVIA COMBI won in the import rankings. In 2016, the ŠKODA SUPERB COMBI achieved the
best overall result among import vehicles. Last year, the spacious titan came second only to the
newly launched ŠKODA KODIAQ.
Hermann Prax Alžběta Šťastná
Head of Product Communications Spokesperson – Product Communications
T +420 734 298 173 T +420 605 293 509
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ŠKODA SUPERB awarded ‘Auto Test Winner
2018’ in Germany
In the 3/2018 issue of German ‘Auto Test’ magazine, the
ŠKODA SUPERB 2.0 TDI 110 kW (150 hp) prevailed over
its strong competitors, achieving a total of 641 points. The
elegant saloon not only took the gold medal in this direct
comparison, but also achieved the best result among all
imported vehicles tested over the past twelve months.
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pioneering days of the automobile. Today, the company’s headquarters remain in Mladá Boleslav.
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