Tuesday, 2 February 2016

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.”

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