April is a record month
Skoda UK have enjoyed a record sales month of April with six thousand two hundred sales. Skoda’s worldwide deliveries have increased 15.5% to 89,600 cars in the month of April which makes it the best April in the company’s history ever. In fact the brand sold more cars in the first three months of the year than ever before in a first quarter.
Werner Eichhorn, Skoda Head of Sales and Marketing said “we are pleased to be continuing the positive trend of the last few months. Our attractive and young model range is inspiring more and more customers. After achieving the best April ever, we have seamlessly continued our sales record from the first quarter.”
The new Skoda Octavia has proved to be a huge hit, recording an increase in sales of around a third. Deliveries of the Skoda Octavia even rose by almost 60% in Western Europe. The Octavia was recently voted ‘Best Large Car’, it is extremely spacious inside and boasts generous luggage space of approximately 590 litres 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. These include the front Assistant with emergency brake function, the Lane Assistant, keeping the Octavia in lane, multi collision brakes with automatic brake intervention during an accident, a crew Protect Assistant to safeguard the vehicle in accidents and the Driver Activity Assistant to recognise driver fatigue.
New Octavia G-TEC
Over the coming months Skoda plans to continue the most comprehensive model campaign in corporate history with new models. Later this month the new ŠKODA Octavia G-TEC the first Octavia to run on natural gas will be celebrating its premiere. The new ŠKODA Octavia Scout will be released on the markets this summer plus in addition, three new sporty Monte Carlo versions of the Skoda Yeti, Skoda Rapid Spaceback and the Skoda Citigo will be arriving. The company will also be introducing the new Skoda Octavia and the new Skoda Rapid Spaceback in China which is the brand’s largest individual market in the first of this year. The Skoda Rapid has complemented the brand’s model range in Russia since April.