ŠKODA UK has launched its new SE Business range for company car drivers. The new suite of vehicles offers corporate customers a low taxation liability and whole life cost combined with a comprehensive specification, class-leading space and versatility.
Tailored to suit a wide range of business applications, company car drivers now have a choice of 19 stylish variants from the multi award-winning ŠKODA Octavia and Superb hatch and Estate, and Yeti Outdoor off-road crossover model ranges.
The SE Business line-up comprises a comprehensive package of state-of-the-art technology and safety equipment for added driver practicality and comfort. An ‘Amundsen’ touchscreen satellite navigation system with DAB radio, Bluetooth®, dual zone air conditioning and cruise control all feature as standard, as do ESP, driver and passenger airbags and ABS.
Fleet drivers also benefit from reduced running costs thanks to an innovative stop/start system and low rolling resistance tyres married with ŠKODA’s highly-efficient 1.6 and 2.0-litre TDI CR DPF diesel engines. These include the frugal GreenLine II and III powerplants which deliver CO2 emissions as low as 85g/km with an impressive combined fuel consumption to match at 88.3 mpg. This means that Benefit in Kind tax rates start from 14%, and four SE Business cars are exempt from Vehicle Excise Duty (VED).
In addition, the SE Business range is further reinforced by ŠKODA’s coveted customer service and support from a dedicated nationwide network of fleet specialists and Business Centres. This is complemented by a three-year Europe-wide roadside assistance programme and 60,000 mile vehicle warranty.
Patrick McGillycuddy, Head of Fleet at ŠKODA UK said: “The SE Business range is the first ŠKODA line-up tailored specifically to the diverse requirements of today’s company car drivers. These new ‘business models’ are a highly competitive proposition that deliver low whole life and running costs and a small BiK taxation liability, without the need for corporate customers to compromise on their reduced carbon footprint. As with every ŠKODA vehicle, the SE Business range also prides itself on exceptional practicality, space, technology and performance.”