HAVING simply posted its strongest gross sales yr on document with 4 months nonetheless to go, Skoda Australia is introducing a brand new seven-year service bundle that when bought between now and the tip of the yr, will prolong a brand new automobile’s guarantee out to seven years.
The model has recorded 7120 gross sales up to now this yr ending August 31, simply surpassing 2019’s full-year complete of 7001 models – its earlier document – with the brand new service pack being launched to have fun.
If a seven-year service pack is bought with a brand new automobile earlier than December 31 – which presents the primary three companies totally free – two years shall be added to the automobile’s factory-backed guarantee.
Skoda Australia director Michael Irmer confirmed that whereas the prolonged guarantee would solely be included till the tip of the yr, the complementary first three companies would proceed be provided as soon as the promotional interval had ended.
“These are seven years of full cowl with out widespread exclusions equivalent to infotainment techniques or starter batteries,” he stated.
“We stay intent on turning into a number one model within the sphere of lifetime possession expertise, with Service and Upkeep Subscription being a no dedication, ‘pay as you go’ supply complemented by the favored Service Packs.”
Mr Irmer additionally stated that whereas he nonetheless noticed Skoda as a ‘challenger’ model, it was leaving its as soon as area of interest labelling behind because it costs in direction of turning into a real mainstream participant.
“Whereas I nonetheless see us very a lot as a challenger model, there’s rising consciousness of Skoda’s distinctive, Merely Intelligent qualities,” he stated.
“I feel we’ve proven that worth doesn’t must be constructed on a finances worth sticker. Our prospects have usually chosen extremely specified variants, which we make straightforward for them by bundling a wide selection of choices into engaging packages.”
Skoda was the primary European model to supply a fully-fledged five-year guarantee in Australia, setting off sequence of transitions from different manufacturers together with Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and Renault.
With this new (short-term) prolonged guarantee, the Czech-founded, German-owned marque is knocking on the door of trade heavyweights like Kia and besting different well-known giants like Hyundai and Toyota.
The seven-year servicing pack additionally competes with Kia, in addition to MG and SsangYong, when it comes to servicing and aftersales help.