Škoda has reached a milestone – the 10,000th used vehicle was sold through its Approved Used Car Programme on 26 June 2003.
The current Approved Used Car Programme was launched in January 2001. Since then, the number of Škoda retailers participating in the scheme has risen from 33 to 126, over 75 per cent of the Škoda network.
The Approved Used Car scheme ensures a consistent standard of used vehicles, including a minimum of a twelve month used-car warranty applied in addition to any remaining manufacturer’s warranty. There are two levels of cover: Elita and Optima. The Elita cover is for vehicles under five years old with under 60,000 miles; Optima covers vehicles up to twenty years old and with between 60,000 and 100,000 miles. Both of these levels include mechanical breakdown cover.
Paul Grimsley, Used Car Manager for Škoda UK, is delighted with this achievement. "To reach sales of 10,000 used vehicles is a fantastic landmark for the Approved Used Car Programme. The aim of the scheme is to ensure that used car customers receive the high level of care as those buying new vehicles. We offer assurance to our customers that their approved used Škoda has been thoroughly checked and of a guaranteed high quality. This gives them a confidence in their decision that they may not find elsewhere. Combine this with the excellent value offered by a Škoda, in terms of build quality, specification and styling and the result is a great package for used car buyers."Published 14 July 2003