Tuesday, 8 April 2014

New Isuzu MU-X 7 Seat SUV... a taste of things to come in the UK?



A taste of things to come?

ISUZU have launched a new contender to the SUV market in the shape of the Isuzu MU-X 7-seater, SUV. Based on the tough D-Max the MU-X is a true family-sized SUV. MU-X’s powerful Isuzu turbo diesel engine provides an impressive 3 tonnes+ of towing capacity. With the Terrain Command 4x4 system and robust yet refined suspension, the MU-X can take on the toughest terrain with ease. MU-X has a highly-efficient Isuzu diesel engine that uses leading technology to provide precise fuel control. So it does more work and burns less fuel.

You’ll have to wait to see the Isuzu MU-X 7 in the UK, as there are no plans yet to enter the market, but watch this space!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Skoda Vision C a multi-door coupe

Introducing the Skoda Vision C a multi-door coupe, concept car powered by a 1.4-litre TSI four-cylinder engine that can run on either petrol or compressed natural gas (CNG). Although CNG is rare in the UK, it’s a more prevalent fuel source in continental Europe. The sleek Vision C consumes 3.4kg of CNG per kilometre, and emits 91g/km of CO2: equivalent to one of Skoda's 'Greenline' diesel engines. VW’s MQB platform, which underpins the Golf, A3, Skoda Octavia and the new Seat Leon, was designed with incorporating CNG powertrains in mind, as well as petrol, diesel, electric and hybrid drivetrains. It’s expected that a showroom-ready Vision C would rest on the MQB architecture. Tony Slack, dealer principle at Derek Slack Motors explained how the Vision C is the next stage in Skoda’s design language. “Skoda are producing more edgy and sporty looking vehicles to the range”, said Tony. Looking closely at the Skoda Vision C we believe we can see underpinnings for future Skoda models including the all new Superb”. The first production model with the bold new look, is set to be the new 2015 Fabia, expected to debut at the Paris motor show in October.
 Tony finished by saying, “ there’s emotional charisma attached to the Skoda brand, the outstanding design and engineering skills are fast becoming the bench mark for a new age of technology, economy and performance”.

2014 Octavia Laurin & Klement heading to the north east.

The motoring public of the north east familiar with the SKODA brand will no doubt be aware ‘L&K’ stands for Laurin & Klement, the founding fathers of the Czech brand. Today, Laurin & Klement is the badge given to ŠKODA’s flagship high specification models. One of the latest additions to bringing exclusive elegance to the range is the ŠKODA Octavia L&K.
Under the bonnet, equipment will include 18-inch alloys, bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights and tail-lights. On the inside a multifunction steering wheel, leather Alcantara seats, and a luxurious trim combine for that extra touch of class. The new 2014 Octavia Laurin & Klement will be available from Derek Slack Motors in three engines, the 1.8 TSI petrol and two versions of the 2.0-litre TDI diesel The petrol model comes with a choice of six-speed manual or DSG gearboxes, and will also be available with four-wheel drive. The 1.8 TSI with 6-speed DSG is also available with all-wheel drive.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

SE Business range engines and prices















Fleet focused Octavia, Yeti and Superb combine efficient engines and attractive equipment with low tax and exceptional value for money

SE Business trim is now available for the Octavia, Yeti and Superb ranges. These models offer the space and comfort that fleet customers demand along with efficient engines, attractive equipment, low tax and exceptional value for money. GreenLine versions of the Yeti and Superb are also available with this new trim level.

Octavia SE Business
The Octavia is one of the most in demand businesses vehicles on the market, with two eye-popping figures for Hatch and Estate. Combined fuel economy as low as 74.3mpg and CO2 emissions of just 99g/km. means road tax will be extremely low an added bonus for fleet drivers.
(OTR) prices start from £19,560 - the same as the standard SE equivalent.

Yeti Outdoor SE Business
Customers looking for versatility in a rugged shell will love this car. The front-wheel-drive GreenLine II version offers combined fuel economy of 61.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 119g/km. The other two versions have all-wheel-drive that can handle tough terrain, and all three give customers plenty of options for carrying loads and people: boot capacity is 416 litres with the rear seats up, 1,580 litres with the rear seats down and 1,760 litres with the rear seats removed.

On-the-road prices start from £19,605 - the same as the standard SE equivalent.

Standard equipment (over SE)
• Double-sided boot floor
• Light assistant (coming home, leaving home, tunnel light, daytime running lights)
• Amundsen touchscreen satellite navigation system with DAB radio
• Premium GSM III with Bluetooth and voice control

Yeti Outdoor SE Business GreenLine II has additional features:
• 16-inch Nevis alloy wheels with anti-theft wheel bolts
• Low-resistance tyres
• ESC including ABS, EBV, MSR, ASR, EDS, MBA and DSR
• Stop/start system
• Energy recovery
• GreenLine logo on boot
• Ride height is 25mm lower than the non-GreenLine version to improve its
aerodynamics

Superb SE Business
Refinement, space and comfort combined with clean, money-saving engines make this an incredibly tempting package for anyone who drives long distances regularly. The Hatch GreenLine III has a combined fuel economy of 67.3mpg and emits just 109g/km of CO2. Boot storage extends from 595 to 1,700 litres when the rear seats are down. If it’s space you’re looking for then make you check out the Estate; it’s fuel economy and CO2 emissions are almost as good, but maximum boot capacity is a gargantuan 1,865 litres – enough to carry 26 Olympic gymnasts or 11 baby African elephants with space to spare.

On-the-road prices start from £20,625 - that's £1,040 less than the SE equivalent.

Standard equipment (over SE)
• Sunset glass
• Boot net programme
• Amundsen touchscreen satellite navigation system with DAB radio

Superb SE Business GreenLine III has additional features:
• 16-inch Helix alloys wheels
• Low-resistance tyres
• Stop/start system
• Energy recovery
• GreenLine logo on boot
• Ride height is 15mm lower than the non-GreenLine version to improve its aerodynamics
SE Business range engines and prices (March 2014)
Octavia Hatch SE Business CO2 (g/km) VED band Basic VAT P11D Insurance group OTR BIK 2012/13
1.6 TDI CR 105PS DPF 99 A £15,829.17 £3,165.83 £19,505.00 14E £19,560.00 14%
1.6 TDI CR 105PS DSG DPF 102 B £16,870.83 £3,374.17 £20,755.00 14E £20,810.00 15%
2.0 TDI CR 150PS DPF 106 B £16,579.17 £3,315.83 £20,405.00 20E £20,460.00 16%
2.0 TDI CR 150PS DSG DPF 119 C £17,620.83 £3,524.17 £21,655.00 20E £21,710.00 18%
Octavia Estate SE Business CO2 (g/km) VED band Basic VAT P11D Insurance group OTR BIK 2012/13
1.6 TDI CR 105PS DPF 99 A £16,500.00 £3,300.00 £20,310.00 14E £20,365.00 14%
1.6 TDI CR 105PS DSG DPF 104 B £17,541.67 £3,508.33 £21,560.00 14E £21,615.00 15%
2.0 TDI CR 150PS DPF 110 B £17,250.00 £3,450.00 £21,210.00 20E £21,265.00 17%
2.0 TDI CR 150PS DSG DPF 119 C £18,291.67 £3,658.33 £22,460.00 20E £22,515.00 18%
Yeti Outdoor SE Business CO2 (g/km) VED band Basic VAT P11D Insurance group OTR BIK 2012/13
1.6 TDI CR 105PS DPF GreenLine II 119 C £15,866.67 £3,173.33 £19,550.00 14E £19,605.00 18%
2.0 TDI CR 140PS 4x4 DPF 152 G £17,645.83 £3,529.17 £21,685.00 18E £21,915.00 25%
2.0 TDI CR 140PS 4x4 DSG DPF 164 G £18,562.50 £3,712.50 £22,785.00 18E £23,015.00 27%
Superb Hatch SE Business CO2 (g/km) VED band Basic VAT P11D Insurance group OTR BIK 2013/14
1.6 TDI CR 105PS DPF (GreenLine III) 109 B £16,716.67 £3,343.33 £20,570.00 17E £20,625.00 16%
2.0 TDI CR 140PS DPF 119 C £17,104.17 £3,420.83 £21,035.00 22E £21,090.00 18%
2.0 TDI CR 140PS DSG DPF 135 E £18,195.83 £3,639.17 £22,345.00 22E £22,525.00 22%
Superb Estate SE Business CO2 (g/km) VED band Basic VAT P11D Insurance group OTR BIK 2013/14
1.6 TDI CR 105PS DPF (GreenLine III) 113 C £17,783.33 £3,556.67 £21,850.00 17E £21,905.00 17%
2.0 TDI CR 140PS DPF 119 C £18,170.83 £3,634.17 £22,315.00 22E £22,370.00 18%
2.0 TDI CR 140PS DSG DPF 137 E £19,262.50 £3,852.50 £23,625.00 22E £23,805.00 22%

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

New Octavia Scout





ŠKODA will unveil the new Octavia Scout at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, in addition to the exciting VisionC five-door coupé.

Like its predecessor, the new Octavia Scout will have strong-looking mouldings to protect bodywork on all sides, but the new model promises more power and traction, better economy and innovative all-wheel drive technology.

The front features a wide air intake and sharply-embossed fog lights. Door sills and wheel arches have black panelling in addition to the black protective side mouldings. Ground clearance is 33mm
higher compared to the standard Octavia. Inside, the car has a three-spoke, multi-function leather steering wheel and attractive features designed specifically for the Scout.

“The new Octavia Scout is a smart off-roader in every way – a name that has to be earned at ŠKODA,” says Dr Frank Welsch, ŠKODA Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development. “It offers customers a unique package, comprising a striking off-road look, impressive all-wheel characteristics, plenty of space and modern safety, comfort and engine technologies. The new Octavia Scout sets new standards in the crossover-vehicle segment.”

Full details about UK prices and specification will be confirmed from Derek Slack Motors later in the year.