ŠKODA Gears Up For The Tour of Britain

ŠKODA Gears Up For The Tour of Britain

07/09/2015
ŠKODA UK will mark its fourth successive year as the official car partner of the Tour of Britain by providing a fleet of vehicles to ensure the event’s seamless running.

Milton Keynes, 07 September 2015: The race kicks off in Wrexham on Monday, 7 September, and will finish in London six days later. Throughout that time, a fleet of 50 ŠKODAs will support the world-class riders and their teams.

As well as Octavia, Yeti and Fabia, the ŠKODA collective will include the stylish new Superb, more than a week ahead of its launch in retailers’ showrooms.

ŠKODA UK is also the exclusive sponsor of the King of the Mountain stages at Pen y Pas, Nick o Pendal and Barking Tye. At these locations, a ŠKODA team will provide free coffee and cake to spectators embracing the last of the British summer.

Andrew Cullis, Head of Marketing for ŠKODA UK, said: "ŠKODA’s ongoing partnership with the Tour of Britain is testimony to our support for cycling. The company started as a bike manufacturer 120 years ago and cycling continues to play a key part in our company today."

"We’re really excited to show off the new Superb to the country’s growing band of cycling enthusiasts. With its cavernous boot and optional internal bike rack, it’s the perfect union between two and four wheels. The gruelling course should offer the perfect chance to demonstrate the high standards to which all our vehicles are designed and engineered."

As well as its sponsorship of UK events such as the Tour of Britain, RideLondon and the Women’s Tour, ŠKODA provides backing to the sport on a global scale. This year alone, the brand has been a key funder of the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia, Vuelta Espana and the UCI World Road Championships.

To find out more, visit www.skoda.co.uk/cycling, and to win exclusive Tour of Britain prizes, follow @ŠKODAUKCycling on Twitter.

ŠKODA has announced phenomenal half year figures for True Fleet – with a growth of 16.1% year-on-year.
ŠKODA has continued to grow in the first half of the year. The long-established Czech brand recorded 585,000 deliveries to customers worldwide in the first six months – thus surpassing last year’s record result by 2.8 per cent (January to June 2016: 569,400 vehicles). 105,200 deliveries in June are also an all-time peak in sales (June 2016: 98,800 vehicles). Positive development in the core market, Europe, and a two-digit rise in deliveries in Russia contribute to the record result, as do the significant increases in deliveries for the ŠKODA FABIA and SUPERB model ranges. With 27,100 deliveries since February, the new ŠKODA KODIAQ SUV is having a successful start in markets worldwide.
ŠKODA UK has launched petrol engine variants of the highly popular Octavia and Superb SE Tech models for fleet customers. Cost, practicality and safety are key components in the make-up of the models, designed with business customers in mind.
Where would you go with £500 worth of free fuel? The seaside? The big city? The countryside? That’s the question ŠKODA buyers will be asking themselves if they take advantage of the brand’s Big Event offer that runs from 4-17 July. That’s because customers ordering a new Citigo, Fabia, Rapid, Rapid Spaceback, Octavia, Yeti or Superb during the Big Event promotion period will receive a £500 fuel voucher that will allow them to enjoy their first unforgettable miles ‘on the house’.
Following record sales performance for ŠKODA fleet over the past year, two senior appointments have been made to continue the growth of True Fleet. Matt Hattersley has been appointed as national fleet sales manager and James Watson as regional contract & leasing manager for the south.
ŠKODA is upgrading the smallest member of its model range. The ŠKODA CITIGO is being launched with three or five doors and many new design, technology and equipment features. The city car stands out in the crowd. The front, side and rear sections display precise shapes, defined edges and smooth surfaces. Instantly recognisable as an attractive, modern and practical city runabout. The ŠKODA CITIGO embodies modern technology and modern urban mobility.