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Skoda sales to blue-light emergency fleets jump by 75 per cent

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Skoda’s emergency services sales increased 75 per cent in 2019 compared to the previous year, with nearly 800 models sold. Skoda’s best-selling model in 2019 for the emergency services was the Octavia Estate with sales rising from 110 in 2018 to 339 in 2019 – an increase of 208 per cent year-on-year, while the Kodiaq and Superb Estate also registered increases of 116 per cent and 54 per cent, respectively.

For 2020, there are two new additions to the Skoda blue-light line-up: the Scala Police car and the Kodiaq Police Dog vehicle. The vehicles have been specially converted to meet the operational demands of everyday policing.

Later this year, Skoda’s new electrified models including the Superb iV (PHEV), will join the brand’s ever-growing blue-light fleet. The all-new generation Octavia, which launches in the UK in May, will be another addition to the fleet.

Henry Williams, Head of Fleet, Skoda UK, said: “Skoda’s emergency services vehicles are a long-standing industry favourite, offering some of the latest blue-light technology with exceptional versatility and capability.”

Bespoke conversions for emergency service fleets can be provided through Skoda’s ‘one-stop’ shop package. Skoda fleet can provide vehicles fully converted to suit specific requirements, designed to give fleet managers the peace of mind that the conversion, breakdown recovery, service, maintenance and repair requirements are built into one package.

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