2013 is the year that SKODA came of age
Come backs are fondly remembered in whatever genre they come in and the revolution that the SKODA brand has seen must rank high up there. From a joke car maker to one boasting strong sales and many plaudits, the Czech manufacturer has come a long way. Awards have been flooding in for SKODA cars, but its' second Which? Best Car Manufacturer 2013 accolade heads up the bunch. It is the second time in a few years that SKODA has scooped the award, which highlights that the manufacturer has not rested on its laurels and here's how it has maintained its growing popularity and strong sales:
If you would have said that SKODA cars would one day in the future be lauded for their reliability twenty years ago you would have been laughed out of the room. However, under the stewardship of Volkswagen their range has become one of the most durable and long-lasting in the market. In a JD Power survey the SKODA Yeti and Superb came out top on satisfaction based on how few issues drivers experienced with them. This new found reliability makes a SKODA a great second hand car when shopping for used cars near Birmingham or anywhere else.
The judges of the Which? Best Car Manufacturer award praised SKODA for their levels of after sales service. With money still tight for many households, SKODA is a shining example of how to support motorists when something goes wrong by going the extra mile to provide a good quality service and value for money all in one.
Range of great-value options
A car maker is now only as good as its weakest model, which puts SKODA up there with the very best. From the bottom of the range Citigo, a classy city car, right up to the aptly-named Superb estate there really is no weak link in the marque. Throw in the unique Yeti crossover vehicle, the spacious Roomster, the flagship Octavia and acclaimed Fabia and you have a great-value option in every segment.
Practicality and quality
The problem with many budget brands is that they cut corners in quality and versatility to save money. SKODA manages to be affordable yet offer a level of refinement and practicality inside the cabin that beats its main rivals out of sight. Inside all of their models is a staggering amount of space and high quality finish and a real feel for materials and technology.
SKODA is now a key player in most segments and has to be considered by all motorists when choosing their next car.