Skoda’s Enyaq has got off to an electrifying start by being crowned Scottish Car of the Year.
The all-electric SUV lifted the top title in a fantastic night for Skoda that saw the company win no fewer than four category awards.
The multitalented Octavia was named Best Family Hatchback, Best Plug-in Hybrid and Best Estate in a fantastic hat-trick. Meanwhile, the long range iV80 Skoda Enyaq took the Best £35k+ EV Award before going on to secure the overall Scottish Car of the Year title.
The Scottish Car of the Year Awards are held annually by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers (ASMW), and took place at Edinburgh’s Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club.
Dacia and Mazda among the big winners
The Dacia Sandero won Best Small Car while its crossover sibling the Sandero Stepway took home the Small SUV/Crossover title.
Mazda’s stunning MX-30 was Best Sub-£35k EV, while the Mazda CX-5 picked up the Best Used Car award.
The Hyundai Tucson was Best Family SUV and the Kia Sorento won Best Large SUV. BMW took home the trophy for Best Executive Car for the handsome new 4 Series.
Suzuki’s Swace was Best Hybrid and the fiery i20 N was a worthy recipient of Hyundai’s second category win, taking the Best Hot Hatch award.
Newcomer Genesis stole a march on rivals taking home the Best Luxury SUV trophy for the GV80.
The Design and Innovation Award was won by Ineos for its exciting 4×4 throwback, the Grenadier.
Commenting on winning Scottish Car of the Year, Kirsten Stagg, head of marketing for Skoda UK, said: “This means a huge amount to us because we believe the Enyaq iV really is a remarkable car.
“Electrification presents us with an incredible opportunity. As a brand, we have become known for delivering a high quality ownership experience without the premium price tag. We want to continue that as we transition into electric cars.”
Every one of our category winners is a superb vehicle in its own right and even being shortlisted for a SCOTY award is an impressive accomplishment
ASMW President Jack McKeown said: “It has been an incredible year for the motoring industry with a great crop of amazing new cars for our members to drive.
“Congratulations to Skoda. The Enyaq saw off some tough competition to be crowned Scottish Car of the Year.
An amazing run for Skoda
“Its styling, practicality and value were all factors in its win, but it was the way it made switching from petrol to electric feel so easy that most impressed us.
“Skoda had an amazing run, winning no fewer than three categories with a single car – a first for SCOTY. That it took home three awards shows the depth of the Octavia’s talents.
“Indeed, every one of our category winners is a superb vehicle in its own right and even being shortlisted for a SCOTY award is an impressive accomplishment for any manufacturer.”