Skoda vehicles pick up awards

A motor magazine has handed awards to two of Skoda’s larger models.

The Octavia 4×4 and Scout vehicles were acknowledged with three awards at by the Planet 4×4 publication.

Judges deemed the Octavia 2.0 TDi 4×4 – which picked up the Best Crossover and Best Budget Crossover gongs – to be appealing to those who find other SUVs "too macho".

Similarly, the Scout was praised for having on-road dynamics as good as any real sports car.

But the accolades are not a surprise to Chris Craft, head of Skoda UK.

"The Octavia 4×4 and Scout not only represent excellent value for money, but are also very practical and capable off-road," he said.

Meanwhile, Skoda has named its Design Writer of the Year.

Glen Smale picked up the prize, a unique trophy sculpted for the occasion, at the Guild of Motoring Writers’ annual dinner, at the RAC Club.

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