Škoda revised its corporate design in 2011 and the first model to bear the new Škoda vehicle logo was the small Volkswagen up! based Citigo, which was launched to the market last summer.
The second car to bear the new vehicle logo was the new Rapid compact hatch, which made its debut back in September at the Paris Motor Show.
The Rapid is an all new model positioned between the Fabia and the Octavia. This new compact hatch is Škoda’s answer to new VW Golf and Ford Focus. Available with five petrol and two diesel engines, the Rapid was the first Škoda series car ever to fully feature the brand’s newly formulated design language.
The Rapid was followed end of last year with the all new Octavia that is now in its third-generation and rides on the same MQB platform as the new Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3 and SEAT Leon.
New Octavia is lighter and bigger that the outgoing model, offering more space than any other car in its glass. New Škoda Octavia is well priced and equipped making it a perfect car for family or business use. If the brand name is not important, then there is not reason why not consider the new Octavia. With prices expected to start from around £14,000 it is clearly going to be one of the most popular new mid-class cars that car leasing companies out there will be financing this year.
In addition to new models Škoda has also announced changes to the Fabia and Roomster, which will get the new vehicle logo along with additional designations. Both the Fabia and Roomster also get Škoda lettering , which will appear on the vehicle rear.
The new logo features winged arrow in chrome and black appearing fresher and more modern. It can be found on the bonnet, at the rear, on the centre cover of the wheels, on the steering wheel, the engine cover as well as on the vehicle key.
Both the Fabia and Roomster have been on the market for a while and are expected to go through bigger changes in the near future. The Roomster is often used as a light commercial vehicle and with great value it is a popular pick throughout the Europe.
Small business contract hire and leasing offers will get you on the road very fast if you find the car suitable for your business.
Škoda has big plans for the near future. Its total global sales reached 875,000 cars in 2011 and by 2018 the goal is to raise its worldwide sales to at least 1.5 million per year.