Thursday, 28 May 2015

ŠKODA Octavia Estate has been named Best Estate Car


Derek Slack Motors are delighted to announce the ŠKODA Octavia Estate has been named Best Estate Car for the second year running by Fleet World.  ŠKODA has now won the Estate car category for the past five years.

ŠKODA’s dominance of the Fleet World Estate category further highlights the brand’s commitment to the fleet market, where value, practicality and low running costs are key criteria for both fleet buyers and drivers. Launched in 2013, the third-generation Octavia has already proved to be an incredibly attractive option for fleet operators thanks to its 1,740-litre boot, low CO2 emissions (from just 90g/km) and competitive P11D values (from £16,230).

Commenting on the award, Fleet World Editor Steve Moody said: “The Octavia triumphed once again thanks to its great value and premium quality finish. ŠKODA’s development of fleet-focused trims and low emission engines continue to make it a great choice for fleet users.”

Mark Hall, Fleet Manager at Derek Slack Motors said: “This is an extremely competitive category for the Octavia Estate to win for the second year running tells you everything you need to know what a great business solution the Octavia Estate is.”

The Octavia Estate features a blend of cutting edge technology and the Simply Clever features for which ŠKODA is renowned, along with low business running costs and a great driving experience. The extensive range includes the GreenLine model capable of returning up to 88.3mpg, a sporty vRS version with 220PS and 142g/km of CO2 and the off-road Scout model with four-wheel-drive transmission that emits just 125g/km of CO2

Tony Slack- Managing Director added, “The latest award from Fleet World adds to an impressive list of industry accolades for the Octavia Estate, including Best Estate Car 2015 by Diesel Car magazine, Best Estate Car in both the 2014 and 2015 Fleet News Awards, and Best Estate by CarBuyer in 2014 and 2015.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Voters choose SKODA in the polls

Your favourite SKODA dealer can reveal results from the 2015 Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, voted by-you the drivers, and what better testimony than from the people behind the wheel. Without being too complacent we (Derek Slack Motors in Middlesbrough) have become somewhat used to awards and accolades from both press and public. We modestly, polish our fingernails when mentioning ‘yet again’ being voted as one of the top 1000 companies in the UK to inspire.

Climbing down from soapbox we’re delighted to announce SKODA have picked up not one, but three vehicles voted as ‘Top Cars to Own’.

BEST MPV: was the SKODA Roomster with 88.92% of votes. Offering practicality and comfort the ŠKODA Roomster is a unique concept that brings a different perspective on design, roominess and flexibility.

BEST FAMILY CAR: went to the SKODA Superb with 91.68% of votes. Superb’s clean lines and distinctive design poisitions the striking hatch as our successful flagship model.

BEST OFF-ROAD/SUV went to, (yes you guessed it) the SKODA YETI
With a staggering 93.92% share of the votes. Offering the perfect balance between on road performance, style, and family orientated practicality.

Think you could describe that as an overall SKODA majority.