Mladá Boleslav, 14 February 2024 – A repeat success: this year, both the Škoda Fabia and Octavia have secured the title of best import car within their respective classes in the renowned Best Cars Readers’ Choice Awards. In the 48th iteration of the competition, organised by the German automotive magazine ‘auto motor und sport’, 92,798 participants cast their votes, with a record number of 455 models competing in 13 categories. The Octavia extended its impressive winning streak, claiming the title of best import compact vehicle for the eleventh time in a row, marking its twelfth Best Cars award in total. The Fabia was crowned winner among imported small cars for the third time, following victories in 2008 and 2023.

Škoda Octavia maintains its decade-long lead – outshining 28 rivals
At this year’s auto motor und sport Readers’ Choice Awards, 15.5% of the votes went to the Škoda Octavia in the Compact class import category. The acclaimed Czech model prevailed against 28 competitors to secure its eleventh Best Car title in a row. Throughout the history of the Readers’ Choice Awards, the Octavia has been honoured with twelve awards. The upgraded version of the brand’s bestseller celebrated its world premiere today. The event was broadcast from a Virtual Studio and can be watched on, the Škoda Storyboard, and Škoda’s official YouTube channel.

All good things come in threes for the Škoda Fabia
The fourth-generation Škoda Fabia also successfully defended its title from last year as the best import vehicle in its class, garnering 16% of the votes and securing the top position ahead of 19 competitors. Following 2008 and 2023, this marks the third Best Cars Award for the Fabia.