Tuesday, 23 February 2016

What Car? Best Family Car 2016 for Octavia

What Car? Best Family Car 2016

What Car? is one of the UK's largest and most trusted car buyer guides. Over the years the publication has become best known for its reviews, advice, news and its prestigious 'Car of the Year' awards. This year SKODA walked away with What Car? Best Family Car 2016 for Octavia. Book your test drive at Derek Slack Motors today, but first listen to what the judges had to say...

Thursday, 4 February 2016

100 years of Isuzu and the new Venetian Red Blade

Derek Slack Motors, main dealers for Isuzu in Teesside and North Yorkshire are in the final stages of redeveloping their existing Isuzu dealership in Middlesbrough. This coincides nicely with Isuzu’s own journey, marking a century of manufacturing excellence, mould-breaking engineering innovation, and a century of commercial success. 

Mark Hayter - Isuzu Pick-up Professional at the family run dealership in Middlesbrough began by saying, “Isuzu UK has an exciting year of activity planned to mark 100 years since laying down its foundations in Tokyo, Japan. A range of celebratory events and three special edition models will recognise the rich heritage of the company. The first to arrive in the UK being the Venetian Red Blade, (limited to 100 vehicles) and with orders already being taken.
Isuzu has created a rich heritage supported by those who not only design and manufacture the outstanding capability and durability of ISUZU vehicles, but also those like Derek Slack Motors - passionate professionals, providing sales service and support to the equally hard-working professionals who drive them. 

Mark continued, “It’s also a double-header of celebrations, as 2016 marks 30 years since Isuzu vehicles arrived in the UK. Around the world, they talk in many languages, but speak in one tongue…Isuzu - the language of the Pick-up Professionals.”
You can follow the conversation online #ISUZU100

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

New 2016 Octavia vRS 4x4 in Teesside


Derek Slack Motors are delighted to announce the arrival of the new Octavia vRS 4x4 Prices start at £27,315 for the hatch and £28,515 for the estate and it comes with the 184 PS 2.0 TDI diesel engine and six-speed DSG gearbox.

Designed to maximise grip in all conditions, the four-wheel-drive system constantly monitors traction at each wheel and directs power to whichever axle requires it. So for rural or urban drivers the new model is ideally equipped for what ever the weather can throw at it.

The new model also has a host of engineering features, including multi-link sports suspension and electronic differential lock XDS+, progressive steering and numerous assistance systems for enhanced safety and comfort. Call Derek Slack Motors for more information on: 01642 256100

The Big SKODA Used Car Sale


Just in case you didn't know, allow us to out you in the picture.

The Derek Slack Motors Big SKODA Sale ends 29 February, 2016. Your chance to drive-away a used SKODA with: £500 Deposit, contribution paid by Derek Slack Motors, 1 year’s Free Warranty, 2 year’s Servicing from £99 and Free Roadside Assistance & MOT Cover. Needless to say, you’ll need to get your skates on.

SKODA fleet and contract hire in the UK from Derek Slack Motors


Tony Slack Managing Director at Derek Slack Motors reviews the UK fleet market.

“2015 was a period of significant investment for Derek Slack Motors, the oldest SKODA dealer in the North East and one of the few remaining independent family run dealers on Teesside. Our new SKODA showroom is now complete and well timed on the back of new data released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ (SMMT).”

“According to new data from fleet sales during 2015, the Octavia Estate is the UK’s most popular estate car in the fleet market. The multi award-winning model now occupies 25 per cent of the estate segment, and grew its market share by 53 per cent year-on-year. We're delighted to be part of the success supplying SKODA vehicles nationwide.”

Patrick McGillycuddy, Head of Fleet for ŠKODA UK, said the following: “There is no doubt that the Octavia Estate has been a revelation in the fleet market. It has the dual benefit of offering fleet managers the compelling financial figures they like to see, while also giving user-choosers an impressive assortment of kit to make every day driving more enjoyable.”
“ Here at Derek Slack Motors, the Octavia Estate’s success coincides with a strong year of fleet sales for ŠKODA UK. In 2015, the brand announced a year-on-year increase in sales among corporate and small to medium-sized enterprise clients of 22 per cent.”

“The continuing popularity of the Octavia Estate is testament to the compelling offer it presents to company car drivers and their employers. For example, the SE Business 1.6 TDI Greenline III version is available to business customers for £21,370 and has a benefit-in-kind tax rate of 16 per cent. This means that it could cost an employee as little as £57 a month in company car tax (for drivers in the 20 per cent tax bracket).”

“Each vehicle comes with an impressive array of technology and accessories. In every ŠKODA SE Business model, 16-inch alloys, an Amundsen touch-screen satellite-naviagtion and Bluetooth connectivity come as standard.”

“The Octavia Estate Greenline III provides impressive fuel efficiency of 80.7mpg on the combined cycle, 110PS, 90g/km of CO2 emissions, and a class-leading 1,740 litres of boot space with the seats down.”

“For those businesses looking to maximise benefit-in-kind, we invite you to call in and discuss your requirements of find out more by visiting our fleet by clicking here.”

ŠKODA SmartLink – Android Auto available from Derek Slack Motors

SmartLink delivers an elegant connection between car and smartphone by supporting Android Auto technology. Whether you want to select and listen to music on your smartphone or receive turn-by-turn directions, all of this is mirrored on the central display. More to follow.

SKODA SmartLink technology available from Derek Slack Skoda

SmartLink delivers an elegant connection between car and smartphone by supporting Apple CarPlay technology. Whether you want to select and listen to music on your smartphone or receive turn-by-turn directions, all of this is mirrored on the central display.

SmartLink and connectivity technology from SKODA

Derek Slack Motors introduce some of the latest infotainment technology systems from SKODA that brings mobile phone functionality to many ŠKODA models. 

The first video explains ŠKODA Connectivity and SmartGate

Experience full connectivity by turning your ŠKODA into a mobile hotspot. Connect up to eight devices at a time using Wi-Fi when a data enabled SIM card is installed and the engine is turned on. SmartGate is a clever device that transfers vehicle data such as fuel consumption, average speed or journey costs to smartphone applications that keep you informed at all times.