The forth brand in the Volkswagen group and the leading car manufacturer in the Czech Republic, Skoda has rapidly changed perceptions and gained respect as an award-winning auto maker in the process. The transformation in Skoda's reputation as a producer of post-war communist workhouse vehicles has been a remarkable story in today's motoring industry. Backed by Volkswagen's expertise, the design of Skoda's range, both in engineering and style has improved greatly to such an extent that currently it is one of the most popular on the auto market. Today, Skoda is a value for money brand and one of the fastest-growing car brands in Europe's motor industry, highly rated by car hire customers and industry experts who have been amazed by the performance, comfort, handling and value for money of Skoda's vehicles. This string of excellent ratings from the brand’s customers justifies the claim that Skoda is the Manufacturer of Happy Drivers. Current highlights in the list of car hire companies in Bulgaria include the Fabia, Octavia, and the Superb. The Fabia, Skoda’s award-winning compact car, looks set to gain an enviable reputation among car hire customers in Bulgaria and the Octavia, the winner in the 'Best Family Car' category is the perfect car hire choice as it is more spacious and practical than any of its direct rivals.