Best ever six months sales in the UK
Skoda has recorded its best ever six months sales period in the UK with a massive 39,176 new cars registered from January to June. Alasdair Stewart, Brand Director for Skoda UK said “this is a thrilling result for the first half of the year and proves that as a company we are supplying what people want practical, smart and value-for-money cars that deliver on every level.”
June was a key month to the successful figures with the brand registering 6477 new cars which was up from 6361 last year. The Skoda Fabia was the most popular model during the past six months, with sales of 6,429 for the Hatch and 2,485 for the Estate. The Skoda Yeti was close behind at 6,869 sales. The Skoda Citigo, Octavia Hatch and Octavia Estate each contributed more than 5,000 sales to the total.
The Skoda Fabia is extremely popular as it is a smart spacious supermini with substantial rear knee and head room. The boot capacity is also impressive with 300 litres with the seats in place increasing to 1163 litres when folded, it is the perfect city car a great runaround. If you are looking to buy a new small SUV then the Yeti may be the one for you, this car boasts a unique blend of practicality and versatility both on and off-road. Value for money is what most of us are looking for these days and the Yeti does provide that. It is offered with a choice of two petrol and three diesel engines, either front wheel drive or four wheel drive. The interior of the Yeti is extremely spacious, room just about everywhere and the boot is very big, the rear seats can be folded down, laid forward or taken out altogether, there are so many options. Standard specification is generous too; the entry level includes air-conditioning, remote locking, electric front windows and a CD player, while S models add alloy wheels, front foglights and powered rear windows.
The Skoda Octavia is extremely spacious inside and boasts generous luggage space of approximately 590litres so it is great for luggage when on those touring holidays and comfortable on long journeys for passengers. The new Skoda Octavia has also been awarded five stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests it has some fantastic active safety systems which are normally only available on higher cross vehicles.