Skoda is UK's most dependable car brand

Skoda has been named as the UK's most dependable brand in a new JD Power study.

The inaugural 2015 UK Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) asked owners to report problems with their new cars - from serious breakdowns to troublesome in-car entertainment issues. Once analysed, the results gave Skoda a clear victory, with the Czech carmaker comprehensively outscoring even the luxury brands.

The study, which focused on new cars registered between April 2012 and March 2014, used owner data to generate an overall dependability score for each brand. Skoda's score of 77 was the lowest in the entire survey, with the Industry Average for 2015 recorded as 114. 

Every Skoda in the survey performed better than the industry average, with the Fabia ranked as the third most dependable car in the Small Car category. 

Following the JD Power report findings, UK Consumer organisation Which? has also named Skoda as a firm favourite with owners. The organisation's 2015-2016 Car Guide named the Superb and the Yeti as the most satisfying cars to own in the estate and SUV classes, achieving owner satisfaction ratings of 96 per cent and 93 per cent respectively.