Agricultural wholesalers Spaldings UK Ltd, who are based in Lincoln, have recently taken delivery of 12 new Skoda Superbs as part of their 70-strong fleet of vehicles that are used by their representatives to visit farms across the length and breadth of the UK.
Skoda Business Sales Manager Jo Clarke is delighted with the outcome. "We first contacted Spaldings about twelve months ago and arranged for them to try a Superb. The cars they have had so far are a mix of Classics and Comforts and they all have 1.9 TDI 130bhp engines. Obviously our hope is that, as time goes by, Spaldings will seek to increase the number of Skodas on their fleet still further."
For their part, Spaldings are very happy with the new arrangement and Steve Biszko, their Fleet Manager, sees reliability as a major factor in their choice. "I receive a lot of fleet information and the Superbs have been getting some very good press. They’re economical, good value and, with many of our employees covering up to 40,000 miles a year, this is of the utmost importance to us. The cars came through Dennis Horton Skoda, a dealership we have known for years that is only about 800 yards from our headquarters. Although our reps all work from home and the Superbs are just as likely to be visiting Cornwall or Scotland on any given day, they will all come back to us here in Lincoln for servicing and the proximity of the dealership will make life considerably easier for us."
For companies such as Spaldings, whose employees are regularly spending long periods of time in their cars, the Skoda Superb represents a major step forward in terms of comfort. The driver will immediately notice the luxury of space and effective ergonomics and, with plenty of head, shoulder and legroom, it is easy to obtain a comfortable driving position.
Equally, space and innovation in the Superb combine to create a quality experience for any passengers travelling in the car. In the rear, there’s room for the longest legs and the well-designed seating allows everyone to travel in comfort.
The entry-level Classic 2.0 is attainable for just £13,900, making the Superb Classic 2.0 one of the lowest priced entry-level cars in the upper-medium segment, whilst the top-of-the-range Elegance 2.5 V6 TDI Tiptronic is available at £21,600.Published 7 September 2004