Tuesday, 22 March 2011
I was fortunate to visit the Geneva Motorshow back in February 2011 and had my first glimpse of the new Impreza concept model which looks set to become the new Impreza 2012. Subaru has a new brand statement-‘confidence in motion’, coupled with the brand’s core value of ‘enjoyment and peace of mind’.
The new sleek styling looks more in line with the STI, with the roofline creating a silky profile while the slender headlights and slightly exaggerated grille give off real attitude. If these proportions are retained for the 2012 model, then we’re in for a real treat. Word is that Subaru are also looking for economy improvements with estimates amounting to substantial gains over the old model. I’ll keep you posted. All-in-all it was another great show. I’ve attached a few images with a sneak preview of the Impreza 2012. I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts.
The Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo is released to coincide with Skoda celebrating 110 years of motor-sport and also marking the centenary of the rally of the same name. It's in our showroom now and comes in a range of engines sizes including:1.2 TSi 69PS, 86PS and 105PS and 1.6 TDi 75PS and 105PS. Plus for a limited period, you can still drive away VAT FREE.
With an aggressive black design, darkened chrome on top of the grille, gloss black door mirrors and smoked glass headlights. The piano black bodykit, also extends over the wheel arches and along the full length of the car. The interior is also special too, available in a choice of red or black, the handbrake and steering wheel are trimmed in black leather. You can see more by visiting our website here
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
During our recent visit to the 81st Geneva Motorshow, Skoda unveiled the new Vision D concept vehicle, which marks another big step into the future for Skoda. The Vision D certainly stimulated the imagination of visitors providing a view to Skoda’s future. Cheif designer Josek Kaban talked about a love of simplicity and the style is very clean and easy on the eye.
We’re told the next Octavia may also adopt some of the Vision D’s design cues. ‘We want practical and beautiful’, said Kaban. ‘We want everything – with cars people think you have to go left or right. We want both.’
As number 1 Skoda dealer in the UK, Derek Slack Motors will spearhead the launch of a new product offensive commencing in 2012, with new models every six months as the new design language is ushered in. We can expect clean simplicity from them all. Kaban: ‘Lots of cars are like Christmas trees with all their design. I like Christmas, but only once a year!’ Skoda’s freshen up is also signaled by a new logo, though it’s an evolution of the old badge rather than revolution. While it’s green in print, it will be silver and black in the flesh, giving a classier look.
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Phew!, March 1st proved to be just as busy as we expected. Great to meet so many new customers along with many familiar faces too. The new 11 registration proved successful for Skoda, Subaru and Isuzu. New models such as Subaru’s WRX STi have attracted a great deal of attention. The frozen VAT offer and Free Subaru accessory pack also proved popular, as did the VAT free offer on selected Skodas, in particular the £99 per month offer on brand new Skoda Fabia 1.2 S. We’ve also helped put Teesside back on the map following our recent award as the number one Skoda dealer in the UK for customer satisfaction. As one of the few family-run motor retailers, it’s great to see the public voting for an independent dealer who put their customers first rather than their share holders!
Thanks again to everyone for making Derek Slack Motors, number one in the UK for Skoda and first in the north east for Subaru and Isuzu.