Skoda Everyday Car of the year

Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: December 5, 2013
Categories: Skoda, Skoda Octavia

  • ŠKODA Octavia vRS wins  ‘Everyday Car of the Year’ title in FHM’s annual motoring accolades
  • Octavia vRS hatch recognised for delivering the perfect combination of power, sporty design and versatility

Milton Keynes, 05 December 2013 – The ŠKODA Octavia vRS has added to its growing trophy cabinet after being named ‘Everyday Car of the Year’ in the FHM 2013 Car Awards. The annual motoring accolades are bestowed by the influential men’s lifestyle magazine who recognises some of today’s most desirable and aspirational vehicles for their readers.


The recently-unveiled third generation ŠKODA Octavia vRS hatch caught the eye of the judging panel with its very desirable combination of power and practicality. The impressive two litre fuel efficient engine and sporty design which is combined with the added element of versatility, makes the high performance model ideal for city driving or longer journeys. As well as class-leading interior space and state-of-the-art technology, the Octavia vRS is the fastest road-going saloon ever produced by ŠKODA. It is capable of reaching 62 mph in just 6.8 seconds from a standing start and a top speed of 154 mph.

Dan Jude, Deputy Editor of FHM, said: “FHM is proud to announce the ŠKODA Octavia vRS as the ‘Everyday Car of the Year 2013’. It delivers great performance and offers fantastic reliability without compromising on aesthetics. Bring on 2014!”

Chris Horrell, Product Marketing Manager for ŠKODA UK, comments: “We are thrilled that the Octavia vRS hatch has been honoured in the FHM Car Awards. The sporty model offers the perfect solution for style-conscious drivers who require superior power delivery as well as all-round everyday practicality. Thanks to economical powerplants and low emissions, the latest Octavia vRS is also affordable to run, thereby making it a very competitive proposition.”

The ŠKODA Octavia vRS hatch is available to purchase from £22,990.