The motoring writers of Scotland have chosen Skoda’s Enyaq as the Scottish Car of the Year – the second all-electric vehicle to win this prestigious award, with the other being the Jaguary I-Pace back in 2018.

The leccie SUV lifted the top title in a fantastic night for Skoda that saw the company win no fewer than four category awards.

The multi-talented 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 title.

The awards are held annually by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers (ASMW) and took place at Edinburgh’s Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club, last night (February 25, 2021).

Dacia and Mazda were amongst the evening’s other big winners.

The Dacia Sandero was the 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 the Best Large SUV title. 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 4x4 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.”

ASMW president, Jack McKeown, added: “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.

"Its styling, practicality and value were all factors in the win, but it was the way it made switching from petrol to electric feel so easy that most impressed us.

“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.”

The full list of SCOTY 2021 winners:

Small Car: Dacia Sandero (sponsored by Flik magazine)

Family hatchback: Skoda Octavia

Small SUV/crossover: Dacia Sandero Stepway

Family SUV: Hyundai Tucson (sponsored by Arnold Clark)

Large SUV: Kia Sorento (sponsored by Flik magazine)

Executive: BMW 4 Series (sponsored by Michelin)

Estate: Skoda Octavia iV/vRS (Sponsored by Ally Bally Productions)

Sub-£35k EVs: Mazda MX-30

£35k+ EVs: Skoda Enyaq iV80

Plug-in hybrid: Skoda Octavia iV

Hybrid: Suzuki Swace

Luxury SUV: Genesis GV80

4X4: Ssangyong Rexton

Hot hatch: Hyundai i20 N

Used car: Mazda CX-5

Design and innovation: Ineos Grenadier

The SCOTY Hall of Fame:

1998: Ford Focus

1999: Jaguar S-Type

2000: Audi A2

2001: Jaguar X-Type

2002: Mazda6

2003: Volvo XC90

2004: Peugeot 407

2005: BMW 3 Series

2006: Jaguar XK

2007: Ford Mondeo

2008: Ford Fiesta

2009: Land Rover Discovery 4

2010: Kia Sportage

2011: Range Rover Evoque

2012: Dacia Duster

2013: Volkswagen Golf

2014: Hyundai i10

2015: Vauxhall Astra

2016: Volvo V90

2017: Land Rover Discovery

2018: Jaguar I-Pace

2019: Mazda 3

2020: Ford Puma

2021: Skoda Enyaq