Volkswagen-owned Czech model Skoda will supply seven-year service plans and seven-year guarantee – for a worth – till the tip of this 12 months, because it notches up a brand new gross sales file regionally.

Skoda will supply seven-year service plans and a seven-year guarantee as extra-cost choices till the tip of this 12 months.

The Volkswagen-owned Czech model has reported 7120 automobiles as offered in Australia to date this 12 months (to the tip of August 2021), which eclipses Skoda’s earlier annual file of 7001 deliveries set final calendar 12 months.

To commemorate the milestone – and to assist preserve gross sales momentum – Skoda has launched the extra-cost choice of a fixed-price seven-year service plan to be bundled with a seven-year guarantee fairly than the usual 5 years of protection.

Relying on the mannequin, five-year fixed-price service plans on new Skoda vehicles and SUVs value between $1500 and $2000.

Seven-year fixed-price service plans on new Skoda vehicles and SUVs value between $2100 and $2900.

Till the tip of this 12 months, the seven-year service plans may even embody seven-year manufacturing facility guarantee.

Skoda says about 60 per cent of its clients take up the pre-purchase service plan choice.

In a media assertion, Skoda Australia boss Michael Irmer stated ‘pay as you go’ fixed-price service gives will proceed to provided alongside pre-paid service packs.

Skoda vehicles have been offered in Australia below Volkswagen possession since 2007, posting gross sales progress yearly since launching regionally, from 146 gross sales in 2007 to 7001 gross sales in 2020.

Skoda says it will have offered extra vehicles in 2020 and 2021 if it weren’t for manufacturing slowdowns resulting from international semiconductor shortages, which have affected most automotive manufacturers.

To maintain manufacturing traces transferring and showrooms stocked, Skoda has launched chosen variants of sure fashions till manufacturing returns to regular.

The corporate says it hopes to launch the up to date model of the Skoda Kodiaq SUV earlier than the tip of this 12 months, whereas the brand new petrol model of the Kodiaq RS is due early subsequent 12 months.

Pending any additional delays, the next-generation Skoda Fabia metropolis automobile – probably the most reasonably priced mannequin within the vary – can be due in 2022, anticipated within the first few months of the 12 months.

  • 2020: 7001
  • 2019: 6607
  • 2018: 5807
  • 2017: 5350
  • 2016: 4760
  • 2015: 4750
  • 2014: 3853
  • 2013: 3555
  • 2012: 3502
  • 2011: 3501
  • 2010: 1652
  • 2009: 1252
  • 2008: 818
  • 2007: 146

Supply: Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

Joshua Dowling has been a motoring journalist for greater than 20 years, spending most of that point working for The Sydney Morning Herald (as motoring editor and one of many early members of the Drive workforce) and Information Corp Australia. He joined CarAdvice / Drive in late 2018, and has been a World Automotive of the 12 months choose for 10 years.

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