Autohorn, the North Yorkshire-based fleet and hire car company, has added 50 Skoda Octavia vRS to its offering in a bid to attract a younger, more image-conscious customer base.
The company, a Europcar and National Car rental franchise, which supplies cars to many of the region's councils, universities and police forces, has an impressive range of vehicles in a variety of sizes, styles and prices to suit all tastes, but Lee Underwood, Managing Director of Autohorn, noticed a need for a more sporty, well engineered, and cost-effective option.
"At Autohorn we aim to offer our customers a complete range of vehicle options to meet their needs, wants and budgets," said Lee. "When we looked at our offering we noticed that we had a gap for a vehicle that met our customers' requirements for a cost-effective mid-sized car which offers class leading reliability, as well as appealing to the image conscious. After speaking to the Skoda fleet sales team we realised that the Octavia vRS was the perfect solution."
Skoda Octavia vRS is characterised by its deeper bumpers, a boot spoiler and Zenith 18" alloy wheels, distinguishing it from other hatch-backs on the market. The interior features sports seats with aluminium trim and a three spoke, leather-wrapped sports steering wheel, which all come as standard at an extremely competitive price.
"Fleet and hire cars used to be basic, and reliability and price were the main decision making factors. However, today's customers expect to be offered vehicles that not only offer reliability and cost-effectiveness, but also considers the image of the driver and enhances the driving experience," said Rob English, National Fleet Sales Manager at Skoda.
The Skoda Octavia vRS is available as a 2.0 T-FSI 200bhp petrol engine or a 170bhp TDI diesel engine and comes as a hatch or estate.Published 13 September 2010