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ŠKODA Yeti wins ‘Auto Express’ Car of the Year 2010 and best Crossover car

Skoda wins car of the year 2010 - Auto ExpressIt’s a fact. Bigfoot has left a lasting impression on the automotive industry’s critics and many, many motorists.

Auto EXPRESS’s NEW CAR AWARDS judges unanimously voted ŠKODA YETI ‘Car of the Year 2010’ and ‘Best CROSSOVER CAR’: an awesome achievement.

They added: “The Yeti mixes tough Tonka toy looks, sharp handling and a high-quality and spacious cabin with the brand’s famed value-for-money pricing and customer service. Its brilliant engine line-up ranges from the entry-level 1.2 TSI (arguably the sweetest of the lot) to a 168bhp 2.0 litre diesel, and buyers can choose between two-wheel or 4×4 models. Best of all is the price, as the YETI range kicks off at less than £14,000. In a year that has seen the arrival of some truly special new cars, the ŠKODA is a worthy winner of our overall crown.”

Not forgetting, Auto EXPRESS also voted the ŠKODA Superb ‘BEST FAMILY CAR 2010’. They announced: “The Czech Superb machine is good enough to rival cars from the class above, too.

The huge cabin and spacious boot ensure it competes on size, but there’s more to the Superb than its dimensions. Interior quality is excellent, and the brilliance of the engine line-up is evident even on the entry car in the range, which features Volkswagen Group’s smooth 1.4 litre TSI unit.

Inside equipment levels are generous. Go for Elegance spec and you’ll find that everything from full leather upholstery to sat-nav is fitted as standard. What’s more, the ŠKODA badge guarantees tremendous build quality, plus aftersales service that is among the best on the market.”

Yet again ŠKODA steal a march on our competitors with the arrival in 2010 of the Superb Estate, which takes Auto EXPRESS’s ‘BEST ESTATE CAR 2010’.

“The load carrier’s huge 633 litre boot leads the class. A revised rear end also improves the styling. So the Superb is a rare thing – a car that looks even better as an estate than it does as a hatchback or saloon. Together with a brilliant engine line-up, the option of VW Group’s DSG gearbox and the availability of a 4×4 transmission, also means the range enjoys the kind of strength in depth required to win this prize.”