In less than three months since the government's vehicle scrappage programme began, Skoda has taken over 4,500 new car orders from customers across the UK. Customers have discovered that the Czech manufacturer really does make happy drivers as they have become proud new owners of cars across the entire Skoda range, from the entry-level Skoda Fabia superminis to top-of-the-range, luxurious Skoda Superbs.
Of the total of 4,521 orders, 1,991 have already been delivered, with a remaining 2,530 customers waiting to take delivery. Of the cars handed in for scrapping, nearly nine out of 10 have been conquest sales and have ranged from a Trabant to a Porsche.
The Skoda Fabia is the best-selling Skoda to scrappage customers, accounting for 81% of the total. Skoda Octavia orders total 673, or 15% of the total, followed by 134 Skoda Roomster orders and 40 Skoda Superbs.
Trading in a scrappage-eligible car for a new Skoda is a good choice for both the customer and the environment. It means that customers drive away in a safe, modern car that offers great value, great fuel economy and low CO2 emissions as well as Skoda's fine attention to the comfort and convenience of driver and passengers.
Modern features that provide comfort and convenience for Skoda customers that were unheard of in the 10-year old cars being traded in include: central locking; electric front windows; height-adjustable driver's seat; height- and reach adjustable steering wheel; radio with CD and MP3 connection; drinks holders; shopping bag hooks; and a split, folding rear seat. All Skoda models are designed with outstanding loading capacity for luggage, shopping and holiday goodies.
Good fuel economy means low CO2 emissions and Skodas offer outstanding economy across the range, starting with the Skoda Fabia Greenline at just 109 g/km and 68.9 mpg on the combined cycle.
Add in great prices, competitive finance deals and Skoda's scrappage allowances of at least £2,500 - rising to £3,500 for the Skoda Octavia 1.9 TDI, 2.0 TDI and 2.0 CR - and customers will, indeed, become part of Skoda's family of happy drivers.Published 3 August 2009