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Skoda Octavia crowned ‘New Car of the Year’

Skoda Octavia

The Skoda Octavia has been named the best new car of 2018 at the the Auto Trader New Car Awards.

Skoda also secured the title of ‘Best Family Car’ for the Skoda Superb.

Unlike other car awards which rely on editorial judging panels, Auto Trader’s New Car Awards were decided by 43,000 real car owners. The 12 winners represent the consumer champions of the new car market, based on the honest opinions of those who have bought, driven and lived with their new vehicles.

Auto Trader New Car Awards 2018 winners

New Car of the Year: Skoda Octavia
Best Family Car: Skoda Superb
Best Car for City Driving: Ford Kuga
Best Value New Car: Kia Rio
Best Car for Long Distances: Hyundai Tucson
Most Fun Car to Drive: Mazda MX-5
Brand with the Best Car Features: Nissan
Best Car Launched in the last year: Volvo XC60
Best Value Brand: Dacia
Best Car for Dog Owners: Honda Civic
Most Reliable Brand: Lexus
Best Car for New Drivers: Kia Rio
Best Green Car: Volkswagen Passat GTE Estate

“Our winners have the seal of approval from real owners, which we hope will make finding the right new car much simpler for car buyers,” said Erin Baker, Auto Trader’s Editorial Director.

“Congratulations to all our well-deserving winners for continuing to push the boundaries of innovation and offering car buyers fantastic choice to suit every budget.”

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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