Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Andreas Mikkelsen picks up second Intercontinental Rally Challenge trophy

Andreas Mikkelsen picked up his second Intercontinental Rally Challenge drivers’ trophy in two years at an end of season awards ceremony in Paris – along with the additional award of the Colin McRae IRC Flat Out Trophy Driver of the Year.
Ola Fløene also in the famous luminous green ŠKODA tie collected his second successive co-drivers’ title, having guided Andreas to all his IRC successes.
Andreas began by saying, “I’ve just completed two fantastic years in the IRC with ŠKODA. It was a big opportunity coming with them in 2011 and I felt like I’d won the series when I got that drive. We’ve been very successful and won two championships. These years with ŠKODA UK have meant everything to me and if it wasn’t for them I’d still be driving in the Subaru Cup in Norway.”

The new Skoda Octavia 2013

After eight years of sales and critical success, the second generation Octavia is making way for the third generation; the most important car that ŠKODA has ever launched.

Based on the Volkswagen Group’s new MQB platform, the new Octavia boasts levels of technology and specification never before seen in the ŠKODA range, as well as ground-breaking CO2 and efficiency figures. 

That’s not all; the new Octavia has more luggage and passenger space than any other car in its segment, and stunning exterior design that continues the new design language introduced with Rapid. The new Octavia is set to land in Derek Slack Motors showroom in early March, but we’ll keep you posted.