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 UK has announced the winners of its annual Retailer of the Year (ROTY) awards, held this year in Budapest.

ŠKODA's appearance at the Shanghai Motor Show 2017 (19 – 28 April) is characterized by electric change: With the Vision E study, the company provides its first brand-specific outlook on the future of individual mobility. The emotionally designed five-door SUV coupé can travel up to 500 kilometres on purely electric power and meets the level 3 requirements for autonomous driving. ŠKODA is intensively pursuing the electrification of its model range, and will be offering five purely electric models in various segments by 2025.

ŠKODA DESIGN emphasises its commitment to a distinct design identity with continuous development of its design language. Harmonious proportions, clean-cut lines, bold contours and crystalline features are combined to create a design that places a focus on precision and clarity. One of the sources of inspiration for ŠKODA's designers is Czech crystal glass art, which is characterised by outstanding craftsmanship. This yields an expressive, emotionally charged design which harmoniously combines aesthetics and functionality.

ŠKODA has announced that ordering for the new Octavia vRS and Scout ranges will open on 1 March, with prices starting from £25,130 OTR. 

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ŠKODA has delivered its two-millionth vehicle in China. The milestone vehicle is a ŠKODA SUPERB with a 1.4 TSI engine in Polar White. Werner Eichhorn, ŠKODA Board Member for Sales and Marketing, handed over the brand's flagship to customer Li Hongan in Shanghai. China is the largest single market for the long-established Czech brand. In 2017, ŠKODA is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its entry into the Chinese market.