Skoda has become one of the most decorated brands in the automotive business with a reputation for delivering total satisfaction to owners and almost 200,000 Auto Trader readers named Skoda as the most dependable brand in the industry.

As part of the judging process, readers were also asked to rate their cars for practicality, refinement and ease of ownership. When the figures were combined, Skoda was named the outright winner. 

And one of the more quirky awards that Skoda’s Karoq won was Best Car for Dog Owners where there is a pet protection pack which provides a boot liner, rear bumper protector and dog guard, with dog safety belts plus back seat protection mat available.

But the Skoda car which is turning heads this year is the new Superb which is one of the best cars on the market.

Prices vary from 25,000 to 40,000; you can have a hybrid, petrol or diesel; there are six different engines; there are five different trims and there is a three year warranty or 60,000 miles