Skoda has shown aggression in the 2014, and has relieved the facts officially that its flagship sedan Octavia has won 7 prestigious automotive awards in India for different categories. A number of other revised launches had also helped the brand to grow up to this extent.
Delighted with the laurels, Mr. Sudhir Rao, Chairman & Managing Director, Skoda Auto India said, “The new Octavia was one of the most eagerly awaited products from ŠKODA last year and these awards are evidence of the new Octavia’s ingenuity. The Octavia is the heart of the brand and the entire Skoda team has been working hard on this product. We are extremely proud of its heritage in India and to be given seven awards by the automotive fraternity is a great honour for us.”
The lastly launched Skoda – Octavia – “The Legend” is the third generation of Skoda’s flagship sedan which boasts of unrivalled space, high functionality, high fuel economy, packed with Simply Clever features. The new Octavia was also the first Skoda car in India that bought the brand’s new Design Philosophy to life. Built on the Group’s MQB platform, the new Octavia is larger and yet lighter than its predecessors. It is truly a joy to look at and a greater joy to drive.
With the launch of the new Octavia, Skoda has begun a growth phase in the Indian market and will strengthen its focus on the sedan segment. Skoda currently has 6 models on sale in India – new Superb, new Octavia, Yeti, Laura, Rapid and Fabia.
Mentioned below are the details of awards new Skoda Octavia has received in India:
- Saloon of the year – BBC Top Gear
- Midsize sedan of the Year – NDTV Car & Bike Awards
- Executive sedan of the year – Car India
- Midsize saloon of the year – Zigwheels
- Sedan of the year – Golden Steering Wheel – Auto Bild
- Best premium sedan of the Year – Motor Vikatan
- Executive Sedan of the year – Top Gear Malayalam – God’s own Car & Bike Awards