What Car? names Skoda Fabia Car of the Year

The top award came 15 years after Volkswagen-owned Skoda first won the main prize. Picture: PA
The top award came 15 years after Volkswagen-owned Skoda first won the main prize. Picture: PA
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THE SKODA Fabia has been named Car of the Year in awards organised by What Car?

In a ceremony in London the victorious Fabia 1.2 TSI 90 SE was also named best small car.

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The top award came 15 years after Volkswagen-owned Skoda first won the main prize.

What Car? editor Jim Holder said: “The Fabia is a fully-deserved winner of our most sought-after award - not just because of the fact it is a well-equipped and practical small car, but also because of the big name rivals it has disposed of in the process.

“We’ve driven and evaluated all of its rivals and, whichever way you cut it, the Fabia is the most rounded small car on sale in the UK today.”

These were the winners:

CAR OF THE YEAR - Skoda Fabia 1.2 TSI 90 SE

CITY CAR - Hyundai i10 1.2 Premium

SMALL CAR - Skoda Fabia 1.2 TSI 90 SE

FAMILY CAR - Skoda Octavia 1.2 TSI 105 SE

ELECTRIC CAR - Audi A3 e-tron

COUPE - Audi TT 2.0 TFSI Sport

ESTATE CAR - Ford Mondeo Estate 1.6 TDCi 120 Econetic Zetec

MPV - Citroen Grand C4 Picasso 1.6 e-HDi 115 Exclusive

HOT HATCH - Ford Fiesta ST-2

CONVERTIBLE - Audi A3 Cabriolet 1.4 TFSI 150 Sport

SMALL SUV - Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi 110 N-tec 2WD

LARGE SUV - Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE

EXECUTIVE CAR - BMW 520d SE automatic

SPORTS CAR - Porsche Boxster 2.7

LUXURY CAR - Mercedes-Benz S350 CDI Bluetec L SE Line

SAFETY - Land Rover Discovery Sport

READER AWARD - Honda HR-V

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