Belfast’s number one taxi company has joined forces with Northern Ireland’s leading Skoda retailer to take delivery of 40 Skoda Superbs.
Value Cabs has replaced a large proportion of its fleet with the deluxe model from John Mulholland Motors and hopes to further extend its Skoda fleet later in the year.
Chris McCausland, managing director of Value Cabs, comments: "The Skoda Superb was the obvious choice; the build quality is renowned and - most importantly - they are extremely economical vehicles.
"Our 500 drivers have reported that customers are thrilled by the new spacious taxis, particularly the impressive legroom in the back!"
Martin Burke, head of business sales for Skoda UK, adds: "The Superb’s spaciousness and luxury makes the model a popular choice for fleets, particularly as it is an upper-medium segment car at a lower-medium price."
Even in basic trim level the Superb offers Skoda’s legendary "extra bit of car", including a trip computer, climatronic air conditioning, 12V outlet in the luggage compartment and electrically adjustable heated door mirrors.
Skoda business sales volume has grown from 1,273 in 1998 to 10,030 in 2004, a phenomenal growth of 680 per cent. In 2004, while the fleet market was up 2.3 per cent on the previous year, Skoda business sales increased by 5.3 per cent. In light of this success, Skoda is also increasing its number of specialist business sales centres around the country from 18 to 40 to further increase its levels of business service. In the past 12 months, business sales staff has almost doubled, increasing from 12 in 2004 to 23 in 2005, under the supervision of the newly appointed head of business sales, Martin Burke. Skoda aspires to provide a better service for customers and retailers, mirroring the customer satisfaction already proven in the retail market.
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