Ko­diaq cleans up

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As well as be­ing the in­au­gu­ral re­cip­i­ent of our very own over­all Car of the Year award, the Skoda Ko­diaq has also picked up the New Zea­land Mo­tor­ing Writ­ers’ Guild AA Mo­tor­ing Car of the Year award. The mid-priced seven-seat SUV faced down nine other fi­nal­ists for the cov­eted Car of the Year tro­phy earn­ing the sup­port of the New Zea­land Mo­tor­ing Writ­ers’ Guild and the AA after all the votes were counted, be­com­ing the first ever SUV to take the ti­tle. AA Mo­tor­ing Ser­vices Gen­eral Man­ager Stella Stocks says be­cause the Ko­diaq was forced to line up along­side a col­lec­tion of very wor­thy and var­ied con­tenders this year, this win for Skoda is even sweeter. “Skoda has pre­sented the world with a great all round ve­hi­cle. While it’s clearly been built with the fam­ily in mind, the Ko­diaq’s con­fig­u­ra­tion, spa­cious­ness and technology en­sures the mar­ket has an af­ford­able ver­sa­tile choice that will en­dure,” Ms Stocks says. New Zea­land Mo­tor­ing Writ­ers’ Guild Pres­i­dent Robert Barry says the all-new Skoda Ko­diaq SUV more than lives up to the brand’s tag line of be­ing Sim­ply Clever. “The Ko­diaq is more re­fined than many luxury SUVS with great de­sign ideas, ex­cel­lent pack­ag­ing and com­pet­i­tive price points. “It has made the Skoda brand come of age in New Zea­land and reach crit­i­cal mass, it is there­fore no sur­prise it has won the ac­co­lade of 2017 New Zea­land Car of the Year.”

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