Talk about a turnaround – Škoda may have been a joke once, but this Czech manufacturer has had the last laugh, even poking fun at itself in a TV ad years later. Since Volkswagen took over in 2000, Škoda has proven everyone wrong with a super-successful range of cars. The Octavia, Fabia and Yeti might once have seemed too good to be called Škodas, but these days the name means something very different.
Practical, comfortable and good value, Škodas are a big hit with busy families. The Škoda Octavia scooped the Best Family Car title at the 2014 What Car? Awards. Judges loved its spacious interior, with plenty of room in the back for the kids and a large boot to store all their stuff.
There are plenty more Škodas to add to your wish list if you need a great family car. Space and storage are a must, as well as reassuring safety features and being able to fit child seats easily. The Telegraph put all these Škodas on its list of cars that are good for families: