Introducing the new ŠKODA Rapid

The ŠKODA Rapid is a spacious, elegant and at the same time affordable compact hatch for the whole family and their baggage. As you would expect from a ŠKODA, it has all sorts of handy features and includes comprehensive safety equipment, making it excellent value for money. Perfect proportions, clear and cleanly modelled surfaces and sharply drawn lines combine to create a great looking car.


The ŠKODA Rapid has all the space required for you to feel comfortable while it maintains the practical dimensions of a compact car (4.48 metres in length, 1.7 metres in width). In addition, a spacious rear tailgate makes it even more functional. Rapid's rear taillights remain in ŠKODA’s typical C Shape but you will notice
the new brand design of the front of the car. A headlight ensemble in a cloverleaf shape and a chrome grille
bring a new character to the car, and we’ve updated the logo to complete the new look.


The Rapid will come with a range of petrol and diesel engines, so you can choose which one’s right for you.


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The ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo

The special edition Fabia has been developed to celebrate 100 years of the Monte Carlo rally.

The car is based on the SE but what really distinguishes the Monte Carlo is its black gloss wheel arches and door mirrors and striking black roof. There is a whole array of sporty features and styling offering fantastic value for money.

The modern, updated interior has not only improved passenger comfort but contains an array of new equipment. New stereo systems, three and four-spoke steering wheels with controls for the stereo or new bluetooth telephone system and new upholsteries. Each improving the functionality and feeling of style and quality in the Fabia - soft touch surfaces and ergonomically laid out controls make the car a joy to drive.

The Fabia Hatch is one of the best equipped small cars around. It features a wide range of standard equipment and an array of options allowing you to specify the car you want. ŠKODA Bluetooth® is now available as an option on your Fabia (excluding the S trim level). Download this easy to follow guide, which will help you set up your Bluetooth® devices.

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ŠKODA Customer Promise

As always we are working to ensure your happiness and here's how we intend to do it...


Care and consideration for you and your car


We will:

  • Work competently and in your best interests
  • Treat you as a valued individual and respect and care for your property.


A flexible and convenient service


We will:

  • Provide flexibility and choice of dates and times for booking and collection
  • Ensure our price will be all-inclusive for the work we agree to undertake
  • Endeavour to diagnose a vehicle defect within 24 hours of the vehicle being presented to us
  • Offer free collection and delivery within a 10 mile radius (up to 20 minutes drive time) for pre-bookings
  • Provide a courtesy car or arrange onward mobility if your vehicle is to be kept overnight


Expertise and attention to detail with no surprises


We will:

  • Complete the work as agreed with you
  • Always gain your authority if any additional work is required
  • Keep you informed of progress and advise you when your car is ready
  • Complete a complimentary visual health check if your vehicle is left with us and include a professional recommendation of: 
    • Any components that require replacing immediately
    • The point at which any part of your car should be re-checked in the near future
    • Check for any warrantable product enhancements recommended by ŠKODA and perform these free of charge
    • Always use genuine ŠKODA parts and accessories
    • Wash your car following a Service


A clear explanation of our work


We will:

  • Ensure our invoice matches the booking price
  • Provide a full explanation of work completed and any charges made
  • Communicate clearly in an open and honest way avoiding jargon
  • Review the vehicle condition report and explain all work completed
  • Where possible, perform a walkaround of the vehicle with you
  • Value your feedback and will encourage you to complete our Your Opinion Counts survey so you can tell us what you liked and how we can improve further

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Tiësto fashions ŠKODA Citigo for Shelter

  • One of a kind ŠKODA Citigo designed by Tiësto up for auction on eBay in aid of Shelter
  • Bid for the car here

World-renowned DJ and producer, Tiësto, has helped design a one-of-a-kind edition of the new ŠKODA Citigo which is up for auction on eBay over ten days to raise money for housing and homelessness charity Shelter.

Mixmag’s “Greatest DJ of All Time” celebrated the launch of the Citigo at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year and has worked with ŠKODA to design a special model of the car. The Citigo “Tiësto Edition” has an exclusive custom body, a stunning DJ-themed paint design and alloy wheels as well as a customised high specification and power sound system to ensure the highest bidder will have the best audio experience possible.

The auction, running on eBay, began last Friday and continues until 14:22 Monday 6th August; with 100% of proceeds going to the housing and homelessness charity Shelter. One of only ten “Tiësto Editions” in existence, the car being auctioned in the UK has the added exclusivity of being the only right-hand drive version anywhere in the world, making it a truly one-of-a-kind vehicle.

Luxurious features of the model include a chrome and leather interior, heated seats and state of the art Portable Infotainment Device including Bluetooth®, media player, satnav and trip computer.

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Mikkelsen makes history with largest IRC victory

ŠKODA UK Motorsport’s Andreas Mikkelsen has recorded the biggest winning margin in the history of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, when he and co-driver Ola Fløene scored a 5min 33.8sec victory on the Sibiu Rally Romania in their factory-prepared Fabia S2000.

It was also the 25th IRC win for ŠKODA, making it the most successful manufacturer in the series.

Andreas dominated the rock-strewn gravel event, with a mix of rough-terrain technical set-up (the Fabia S2000 was running on its maximum ride height) and no-risk driving strategy paying dividends. His second win (following Rally Azores) and sixth podium of the season gives Andreas a 49 point lead in the IRC Drivers’ category, while ŠKODA inches closer to its third consecutive Manufacturers’ title.

Andreas set the fastest time on all seven of Leg 1’s stages, turning the normal disadvantage of running first on the road to his benefit in the dusty conditions. As all his main rivals hit either technical problems, suffered punctures or were slowed in dust, a controlled and faultless performance saw Andreas open up a 2min 44.1sec lead at the overnight halt.

Leg 2 was even hotter and rougher, with two very long stages (repeated) held in mid-30ºC temperatures in the beautiful central Transylvanian region of Romania, followed by a closing superspecial stage.

ŠKODA looked on course for a 1-2 finish, until Sepp Wiegand hit a rock on SS10 and had to retire his ŠKODA Deutschland Fabia S2000 from 2nd place with broken right rear suspension. Andreas hit the same rock, but was able to reach the finish of the stage with a front right flat tyre – his only minor problem of the entire event.

In the end, Andreas set the fastest time on 10 of the events 12 stages, and led from start to finish.

Andreas: “We won with a good margin, but it was a very tough event and it’s been a long weekend. The roads were very rough and for us it was a case of taking no risks and driving to avoid all the big rocks.

“This victory is a fantastic feeling for the whole ŠKODA UK Motorsport team, and if it wasn’t for their great work I wouldn’t be here at the end of such a tough event. We’ve been so close in the last rounds with a lot of second places, so it’s great to be back on the top step of the podium.”

The next round of the IRC is the Barum Czech Rally Zlín (August 31-2 September)


Final positions (provisional after SS12):

1. Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Fløene (ŠKODA Fabia S2000)….2hrs 15mins 28.0secs

2. Patrik Flodin/Goran Bergsten (Ford Fiesta S2000)….+5mins 33.8secs

3. Francois Delecour/Dominique Savignoni (Peugeot 207 S2000)….+11mins 56.9secs

4. Vitaliy Pushkar/Ivan Mishyn (Mitsubishi)….+13mins 57.2secs

5. Edwin Keleti/Botond Csomortani (Mitsubishi)….+14mins 45.6secs

6. Robert Consani/Cédric (Renault Clio)….+17mins 26.7secs

7. Valentin Porcisteanu/Dan Dobre (Mitsubishi)…+18mins 04.6secs

8. Harry Hunt/Robbie Durant (Citroën DS3)….+18mins 46.6secs

9. Vlad Cosma/Florin Dorca (Citroën C2)….+20mins 56.3secs

10. Asja Zupanc/Spela Trcek (Mitsubishi)….+21mins 14.0secs


IRC points (provisional after Round 8)


1. Andreas Mikkelsen….132pts

2. Jan Kopecký…83pts

3. Juho Hänninen….68pts

4. Sepp Wiegand….52pts

5. Giandomenico Basso….40pts

6. Patrik Flodin….28pts


1. ŠKODA….307pts

2. Peugeot….169pts

3. M-Sport….102pts

4. Renault….86pts

5. Subaru….63pts

6. Honda….36pts

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