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Blue-light fleet sales at Skoda up 75%

Emergency services sales increased by 75% in 2019 compared to the previous year at Skoda, with nearly 800 models sold.

The manufacturer’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% year-on-year.

The Kodiaq and Superb Estate also registered increases of 116% and 54%, 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 at 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 ‘one-stop’ shop package.

Alongside finance solutions, Skoda Fleet says it can provide vehicles fully converted to suit specific requirements, with the conversion, breakdown recovery, service, maintenance and repair requirements are built into one package.

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