This year is the first time it has chosen to honour new cars, and selected the Skoda Yeti E 2.0-litre TDI CR as the inaugural winner in the ‘Smaller SUV & 4x4’ category. The award was judged by members of the Midland Group of Motoring Writers, who were invited to nominate their favourite contender from a short list of four. The Yeti E 2.0-litre TDI CR’s outstanding fuel economy of 52.3mpg (combined) and CO2 emission of 140g/km, coupled with its practicality and versatility, stands out from the competition.
“It does everything you need a car to do and you get a lot of car for the money. This is actually that rare beast, an SUV with luggage space,” commented the judges. The awards presentation took place at a special event at the House of Commons in UK on 14 November. Skoda UK Product Marketing Manager, Chris Horrell was delighted with the prize. “The Yeti has been a game-changing car for Skoda and to win an award based around its environmental credentials is fantastic. That we’re the first winner of this honour makes it doubly special.”