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Mladá Boleslav, 2nd May 2013 – The ŠKODA Yeti has the most satisfied customers in Great Britain. That is the result of a survey by the "Driver Power 2013" of approximately 46.000 readers of the British Trade Journal "Auto Express". Second is the ŠKODA Superb. The ŠKODA Octavia landed on position six. Thus, there are three ŠKODA models under the top six in the survey. A total of 100 models were evaluated, in 10 categories.
"Most satisfying car to own" – in Great Britain that is the ŠKODA Yeti: 92.65 percent of the drivers of the compact SUV questioned indicated that they were very satisfied with their vehicle. With this result, the Yeti obtained the highest satisfaction value of all 100 models evaluated within the coverage of the "Auto Express" survey. Close behind is the ŠKODA Superb, with 92.13 percent of satisfied customers.
The ŠKODA Octavia, still of the second generation, attained an excellent sixth place with 89.20 percent of satisfied customers. The third generation Octavia with world premiere at the beginning of the year is available on the island since the middle of March 2013. As estate car and limousine, the third generation sets new standards with respect to space, quality, design, technologies and price/value ratio. The new ŠKODA Octavia makes great advancement forwards in all respects and is now more than ever a car with middle class qualities at a compact car price, briefly: in a class of its own.
With the triumph of the Yeti this year, this is the third consecutive year that a model of the marque ŠKODA has landed on the first place of "Driver Power". The ŠKODA Yeti also won last year. In 2011 the ŠKODA Superb was triumphant. The survey of the readers of "Driver Power" is one of the most renowned surveys for customer satisfaction in Great Britain. More than 46.000 readers and vehicle owners participated this year.
The excellent result of ŠKODA again confirmed the growing popularity for the marque in Great Britain. In addition to the triumph in the overall evaluation, the ŠKODA Yeti is also chosen as the "Best Compact Family Car". The Superb also wins the category "Best Family Car". Overall, the readers questioned most of all appreciated the high functionality and generous space offered by the ŠKODA models. Also with regard to "technology on board, the marque is convincing: Thus, in the evaluation "in-car technology", the Yeti clearly leaves behind vehicles in higher classes. Furthermore, 96.25 percent of the drivers questioned indicated that they are very satisfied with the product quality of the vehicle.
ŠKODA becomes increasingly more popular with customers in Great Britain. In the first quarter of 2013, the deliveries of ŠKODA to the island increased by 19.1 percent, to 16.200 units, in comparison to the period in the previous year. Alone in March, the number of sold vehicles increased by 21.4 percent, to more than 10.000, compared to the corresponding month the previous year. In 2012, the marque attained a new sales record of plus 9.9 percent compared to the previous year, with more than 53.200 units sold.
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