Wednesday, 23 July 2014

SKODA Black in Middlesbrough

The exciting new ŠKODA Black Edition models arrive any day at Derek Slack Motors in Middlesbrough.  The limited edition models offer something a little different including a list of stylish features such as, metallic or pearl paint, black alloy wheels, black styling features, satellite navigation, DAB radio and sunset glass all as standard. Models are available in both candy white or black magic pearlescent and include the Citigo, Fabia, Roomster, Rapid, Yeti, Octavia and Superb. Also new to the range since last September is the Skoda Rapid Spaceback Black Edition.

Orders are already being taken for the ŠKODA Octavia Black Edition in a choice of 1.6 and 2.0 litre engines and now, thanks to SKODA’s 3 BIG REASONS finance offer you can purchase all the sophistication and elegance of the new Black Editions for September 64 registration, with 0% APR representative and up to 3 years’ free servicing. To find out more about this outstanding value-for-money offer call: Derek Slack Motors on: 01642 256100. 

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

11 years of ŠKODA sponsoring Le Tour De France

Here at Derek Slack Motors, (the oldest SKODA dealer in the north east), we're getting pretty excited about this year's Tour de France which marks 11 years of ŠKODA sponsoring Le Tour De France, but did you know SKODA's story began with a bicycle? Back in 1895 the L&K Slavia bike was our founders' first invention. That's why SKODA's  pavilion theme at Goodwood Festival of Speed is cycling.

Check out this video to see how we've brought our story to life.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Le Tour de France comes to Middlesbrough

Limited-edition Tour de France Yetis, Octavias and Superbs are heading to Derek Slack Motors in Middlesbrough to celebrate and promote SKODA’s involvement with the world’s most famous and prestigious cycle race.

Available in red, white and blue only, they feature Tour de France merchandise and clever features that will attract both cyclists and lovers of the great outdoors including, four-wheel drive, waterproof seat covers, bike carriers and bike wheel bags. Customers will also be entered into an exclusive competition, offering the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime VIP trip to the 2015 Tour de France.

Tony Slack- Dealer Principle said, “This year’s Tour de France begins on 5 July in the UK. It will attract huge crowds in and around Leeds, Harrogate, York, Sheffield, Cambridge and London, and ŠKODA will be at the heart of the action. The limited edition Tour de France models are just a small part od SKODA’s involvement and will also feature at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.” Tony added, “The Octavia Estate Tour de France has already arrived featuring additional specification above Octavia Estate SE 2.0 TDI 150PS 4x4.”

• Amundsen satellite navigation system
• KESSY – keyless entry and start system
• Boot net programme
• Floor mats
• Metallic paint
• Space saver spare wheel
• Bike carrier (for roof)
• Roof bars

Exclusive items

• Waterproof seat covers with Tour de France logo
• Bike wheel bags with Tour de France logo
• Vehicle badge featuring Tour de France logo
• Centenary edition of Rouleur Tour de France book
• Competition entry to win VIP Tour de France experience


• Moon white
• Race blue
• Rio red

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

SKODA Citigo North East

ŠKODA Citigo on the money with 4.9% APRRepresentative finance offer available at Derek Slack Motors

  4.9% APR representative† finance offer available on ŠKODA Citigo with servicing from £12 per month**
  Competitive monthly payments from ŠKODA Finance Solutions
  Citigo SE 1.0 MPI 60PS costs from just £85 per month*

Derek Slack Motors is proud to announce its impressive 4.9% APR representative† finance offer on the innovative ŠKODA Citigo with servicing from £12 per month**.

Customers can benefit from competitive monthly instalments across the range with ŠKODA Finance Solutions. The Citigo SE 1.0 MPI 60PS 5 spd manual, for example, is available from just £85 per month*.

With a classically simple yet charismatic design, the Citigo is striking from all angles. The model’s clean and simple lines, with crisp contours and large glass surfaces, make this a sophisticated city car which reflects ŠKODA’s bold new styling.

The Citigo has a spacious and bright cabin which can comfortably accommodate four adults. Boasting the largest boot in its class, the headroom and shoulder space in the rear are also surprisingly generous. The three-door Citigo comes with Easy Entry seats, which allow effortless passenger access to the rear.

Tony Slack-Dealer Principle at Derek Slack Motors comments: “The Citigo’s outstanding around-town manoeuvrability makes it the perfect car for urban driving. It is big on the inside and small on the outside and doesn’t compromise on the high levels of quality, comfort and practicality that are hallmarks of every ŠKODA vehicle.

“The Citigo has proven incredibly popular with our customers and with this great 0% finance offer, customers can now enjoy even better value.”
The Citigo’s 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine comes with a power output of either 60 or 75PS, plus the option of GreenTech fuel-saving technologies, including stop/start and brake energy recuperation. All this means the Citigo has official combined fuel economy as high as 68.9mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 96g/km.

ŠKODA’s recognised high specification trim levels – S, SE, Elegance plus Sport – are on offer, and can be personalised with a range of desirable options. One highlight is the Personal Infotainment Device (PID), dashboard-mounted touch screen technology providing Bluetooth, sat-nav and trip data.
The Citigo scooped the prestigious Best City Car title in the 2013 Auto Express New Car Awards. It is also one of the safest city cars on the market and has been awarded a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating.

To arrange a test drive of the Citigo, visit at Derek Slack Motors or call 01642 256 100

† 4.9% APR Representative Solutions offer available on selected new ŠKODA models with deposits from 0-30% subject to underwriting.
* £85 monthly rate applies to the Citigo 3 Door SE 1.0 MPI 60PS model only based on 3 years/ 30,000 miles. Deposit shown may be higher than the minimum; a lower deposit will result in increased monthly payments.
** Servicing price based on a monthly Direct Debit for 3 years/30,000 miles. All pricing is a ‘starting from’ price and is therefore subject to change and is mileage/model dependent. Based on the manufacturer's recommended service schedule. Additional work, including wear and tear, is not included. Indemnities may be required, subject to status. Over 18s in mainland UK only. Excludes Channel Islands. ŠKODA Finance, Freepost ŠKODA Finance. Terms and Conditions apply.
Prices and specifications are accurate at time of print. Offers may be varied or withdrawn at any time and are not available in conjunction with any other offer. Retail sales only. Participating retailers only. Subject to availability on orders placed before 30th June 2014.

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.