Mladá Boleslav, 19 July 2021 – ŠKODA AUTO has notched up no fewer than seven winners within the ‘Firm Automotive of the 12 months 2021’ awards, celebrating its biggest success to this point within the acclaimed skilled ballot organised by the German commerce journal ‘firmenauto’.
The ŠKODA OCTAVIA (compact class), ŠKODA SUPERB (mid-size), ŠKODA SUPERB iV (mid-size plug-in hybrid), ŠKODA KAMIQ (small SUV and crossover), ŠKODA KAROQ (compact SUV and crossover), ŠKODA KODIAQ (mid-size SUV and crossover) and the all-electric ŠKODA ENYAQ iV (mid-size electrical automotive) every win the import rating of their segments.
165 fleet professionals evaluated one of the best firm autos from the best-selling fashions within the German fleet marketplace for the famend award from the commerce journal ‘firmenauto’, choosing a winner for every of the 20 classes. ŠKODA AUTO was among the many most profitable producers with seven award-winning mannequin sequence. Because of this the Czech model has obtained the coveted title 35 occasions since 1999. Within the industrial sector, ŠKODA’s conventional virtues, reminiscent of economic system, reliability, wonderful worth for cash and excessive degree of security and luxury, are notably appreciated.
The ŠKODA OCTAVIA comes out on prime as one of the best imported fleet automobile within the compact class for the eleventh time in its class. The fourth technology of the best-selling ŠKODA mannequin seamlessly continues the spectacular observe report of this mannequin sequence. One purpose for its success is the wide selection of engines accessible. Along with environment friendly diesel and petrol, it affords three different drivetrain variants – plug-in hybrid, delicate hybrid and CNG. Fashionable infotainment and complete connectivity with on-line help distinguish the present OCTAVIA, as do revolutionary help programs guaranteeing wonderful lively and passive security. In response to knowledge from the business service supplier Dataforce, the OCTAVIA COMBI ranked primary in its section within the related fleet market in 2020 with a market share of 31.8 per cent.
With victories within the import rankings for the mid-size class and the mid-size plug-in hybrid class, the ŠKODA SUPERB and SUPERB iV shut in on the report winner. The ‘firmenauto’ titles quantity ten and eleven underline the sturdy place of this mannequin; excellent spaciousness, low operating prices, superior long-distance consolation and spectacular dealing with efficiency are the hallmarks of the SUPERB household. With a contemporary plug-in hybrid drive, the iV model of the ŠKODA SUPERB can cowl as much as 65 kilometres on electrical energy alone.
ŠKODA’s SUV fashions additionally impressed the fleet consultants – all 4 representatives of this engaging automobile class had been every named ‘Firm Automotive of the 12 months’. The ŠKODA KAMIQ received the import rating within the ‘Small SUV and Crossover as much as 4.30 m’ class, as did the ŠKODA KAROQ within the ‘Compact SUV and Crossover as much as 4.50 m’ class and the ŠKODA KODIAQ for the ‘Midsize SUV and Crossover as much as 4.80 m’. As one of the best fleet automobile within the class ‘Midsize Electrical Vehicles Import’, the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV secured probably the most votes.
The awards obtained within the skilled ballot replicate the sturdy efficiency of ŠKODA’s SUV household within the German fleet market. For instance, the ŠKODA KODIAQ ranked second general within the Dataforce ‘A SUV/CUV’ section in 2020 with a market share of 10.9 per cent, whereas the KAROQ adopted in fourth place with 6.1 per cent. Total, ŠKODA elevated its market share within the related fleet market to eight.6 per cent in 2020 in accordance with Dataforce and moved as much as fifth place in new industrial registrations in Germany.
The commerce journal ‘firmenauto’ has been presenting its ‘Firm Automotive of the 12 months’ awards since 1999, this 12 months for the twenty third time. Since 2019, a top-class jury of consultants has been selecting the right firm vehicles. The very best-selling fashions in every section had been chosen as firm vehicles; they had been recognized with the help of Dataforce. The 2021 jury consisted of 165 fleet managers, fleet consultants from brand-independent service suppliers and associations in addition to journalists from European fleet magazines. The jury broadly represents the German fleet market – in whole, the panel members symbolize corporations with greater than 200,000 autos.