Recognising the achievements of ŠKODA’s 128-strong UK retailer network, the annual awards showcase the best performing dealerships as well as highlight outstanding individuals.
County Antrim dealership, John Mulholland Motors Ltd, emerged victorious on the night winning the highly coveted accolade of Retailer of the Year 2016. The award is based on customer service, employee accreditation and operational results, and it is the second time that the Northern Ireland dealership has been presented with the top honour – having first won the crown in 2014.
Silbury ŠKODA in Northumberland, and RRG ŠKODA in Rochdale were also recognised for their outstanding all-round business performance in 2016. Topping the sales charts were Pulman ŠKODA and Alex Lawrie ŠKODA, based in Durham and Liverpool respectively.
John French, commented: “The brand’s phenomenal performance last year is testament to the hard work of everyone involved in our retailer network. They deserve a huge thank you. Customers recognise ŠKODA as a brand that delivers great quality cars at outstanding value for money, delivered and serviced by a fantastic brand network.”
ŠKODA celebrated a record-breaking year in 2016, with best ever annual new car registrations in the UK. A total of 80,372 cars found new customer homes – up 7.6% on 2015 (74,692), giving the brand a UK market share of 2.98% (2.84% in 2015).
ŠKODA Retailer of the Year 2016 winners:
Retailer of the Year 2016 - Winner: John Mulholland Motors Ltd
Retailer of the Year 2016 - 2nd Place: Silbury ŠKODA
Retailer of the Year 2016 - 3rd Place: RRG ŠKODA
New vehicle sales winner: Pulman ŠKODA
Fleet sales winner: Telford ŠKODA
Customer satisfaction winner: D.M. Keith ŠKODA (Hull)
Service and parts winner: RRG ŠKODA
ŠKODA Finance winner: Marshall ŠKODA (Newbury)
Used vehicle sales winner: Citygate ŠKODA (Watford)
Marketing winner: Allams of Epsom
ŠKODA UK has launched its first online showroom. Customers can access the ŠKODA Live Tour on their computer, tablet or smartphone – and gain the showroom experience at a time and place that suits them. ŠKODA Live Tour instantly connects the customer to a ŠKODA Product Host by an internet video link, who takes them into the Live Tour showroom and introduces the ŠKODA models.
ŠKODA’s new compact SUV is called the KAROQ. The name and its spelling originate from the language of the Alutiiq, an indigenous tribe who live on an island off the southern coast of Alaska. For the name of the new compact SUV, ŠKODA has drawn on the spelling of the ŠKODA KODIAQ and in doing so, has created a consistent nomenclature for the brand’s current and future SUV models. The ŠKODA KAROQ will be introduced to the public for the first time in Stockholm on 18 May and represents a further milestone in ŠKODA’s SUV campaign.
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.
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