Octavia Estate tops fleet sales rankings
Award-winner grew its market share by 53% year-on-year
The Octavia Estate is the UK’s most popular estate car in the fleet market, according to new data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ (SMMT) analysis of fleet sales during 2015.
The multi award-winning model now occupies 25 per cent of the estate segment, and grew its market share by 53 per cent year-on-year.
Patrick McGillycuddy, Head of Fleet for ŠKODA UK, said: “There is no doubt that the Octavia Estate has been a revelation in the fleet market. It has the dual benefit of offering fleet managers the compelling financial figures they like to see, while also giving user-choosers an impressive assortment of kit to make every day driving more enjoyable.”
The Octavia Estate’s success coincides with a strong year of fleet sales for ŠKODA UK. In 2015, the brand announced a year-on-year increase in sales among corporate and small to medium-sized enterprise clients of 22 per cent.
The continuing popularity of the Octavia Estate is testament to the compelling offer it presents to company car drivers and their employers. For example, the SE Business 1.6 TDI Greenline III version is available to business customers for £21,370 and has a benefit-in-kind tax rate of 16 per cent. This means that it could cost an employee as little as £57 a month in company car tax (for drivers in the 20 per cent tax bracket).
Each vehicle comes with an impressive array of technology and accessories. In every ŠKODA SE Business model, 16-inch alloys, an Amundsen touch-screen satellite-naviagtion and Bluetooth connectivity come as standard.
The Octavia Estate Greenline III provides impressive fuel efficiency of 80.7mpg on the combined cycle, 110PS, 90g/km of CO2 emissions, and a class-leading 1,740 litres of boot space with the seats down.
28 January 2016