Skoda is the Czech brand that specialises in family cars. It’s developed a reputation for building robust, innovative and value-packed cars that are roomy and backed-up by an award-winning dealer network. Key to the make’s appeal are the “Simply Clever” innovations that you’ll find on every car and are often exclusive to Skoda. It started with a small clip to hold your car park ticket against the windscreen back in the early 2000s, but now you’ll find - depending on the model - a handy ice scraper behind the fuel filler cap, a concealed compact umbrella and clever ways of storing and keeping your stuff safe.
Which Skoda is right for me?
Family car buyers are spoilt for choice. If estates and conventional hatchbacks are your thing, there’s the Rapid, Scala, Octavia and Superb. Though there’s also a crossover to suit every budget, too, with the Yeti, Kamiq, Karoq and Kodiaq. Those interested in hot hatches and performance cars should be looking for vRS-badged models.
Smaller cars are covered-off with the CITIGO city car and Fabia supermini. Skoda began to add electric versions of its cars to the line-up in 2019, starting with the CITIGOe.
Tell me something I don’t know about Skoda
Skoda has been owned by Volkswagen since 1991 and has a winged arrow logo. It’s said to be a stylised representation of an Indian headdress with feathers and an arrow. Škoda started life as Laurin & Klement and the name is still used today - they are the best-equipped range-topping versions of a model.
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