Best Large SUV 2018
“After taking a maiden victory at our 2017 awards, the Kodiaq has reinforced its credentials over the past year to win again with its great mix of ride and handling, refinement, usability and affordability.”
Best Mid-size SUV 2018
“This is a no-nonsense mid-size SUV that does the basics brilliantly. While that means it doesn’t quite boast the wow factor of some of the Karoq’s more flamboyant rivals, the Skoda is a winner for value, refinement, practicality and tech, thanks to its excellent and intuitive infotainment options. As an all-round proposition it makes great sense.”
Best Estate Car 2018
“The Octavia is arguably the model most responsible for changing Skoda’s fortunes over the past few decades, and following a revision last year that brought updated styling and a more advanced infotainment set-up, the Estate version offers a level of carrying capacity that is quite incredible in this area of the market.
There’s 610 litres of space with the rear seats in place, and a cavernous 1,740 litres if you fold them down – more than enough for the Octavia to embarrass the boots of bigger estate cars from the class above.”
Best Compact Family Car 2018
“The Volkswagen Golf is a constant in this class, and yet again it’s taken the title of Best Compact Family Car. That’s for a multitude of reasons following the successful facelift last year that subtly revitalised the formula, tweaking the styling, adding new engines and extra safety tech to the line-up and improving the infotainment on offer.
After more than 40 years and seven generations, Volkswagen has honed and evolved the Golf to the point where it’s still the undisputed compact hatch class leader.”
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