The smart ŠKODA Octavia has won an exciting award in the 2019 J.D. Power dependability study, taking home gold for the most dependable Compact Car.
The study, which asks over 11,000 drivers about their satisfaction with their vehicle after 12-36 months, looks into a number of categories where potential issues could arise including the interior, exterior, engine, audio, entertainment and heating. Driving experience is also a factor meaning the study is a fantastic way at looking at the overall satisfaction of a particular model.
The Octavia is currently celebrating its 60th anniversary, with the current model having been in production since 2016. Since then it has taken home 15 industry awards, securing its place as a much-loved family car.
The Octavia is available in both Hatch and Estate variants from the S base model, which offers incredible value and includes 16” alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights and a leather steering wheel, to the top of the range vRS. The up-to 245PS vRS model offers a performance-oriented drive and offers all the stylish design features to ensure you stand out from the crowd.
In addition, the annual Honest John awards have handed over two top awards for the Kodiaq and the Superb. As with the J.D Power survey, the Honest John awards are chosen by drivers rather than a judging panel, meaning it’s those using the vehicles on a daily basis that influence the results. The Superb took Best Large Car, with praise being given to its ‘refined drive, comfortable cabin and low running costs.’
ŠKODA’s large SUV, the Kodiaq, has held onto its title of SUV of the Year and once again impressed with its standard equipment, sharp looks and family-friendly versatility. Why not drop into one of our showrooms, in Cambridge or Bury St. Edmunds, to discover yours?
For more information on any of the range, please contact your local ŠKODA dealership HERE.
All vehicles that are sold by the Vindis Group are subject to an administrative / preparation fee of £90 inc VAT. For new vehicles this charge covers the cost of mechanically preparing the vehicle for delivery, the administration of new ownership documentation and final preparation for customer handover.
For used vehicles, this charge covers a full history and provenance check prior to being advertised for sale ensuring no financial risk or charge has been levied against the vehicle, that the vehicle has never been written off or stolen and final preparation for customer handover.
Vindis Group believe this level of preparation is crucial in ensuring we provide the highest level of customer satisfaction, for which the Vindis Group is renowned for.
For this reason, and in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as of 6.00pm 23/03/2020 we made the decision to temporarily close all Vindis showrooms to members of the public. Whist we know this may cause some disappointment, our priority is to protect the well-being of our employees and customers in line with the latest Government guidance. For customers due to take delivery of your new vehicle we will be in contact and will aim to complete your transaction in a safe and compliant manner.
For those customers that are booked in for Aftersales care, all bookings other than those for Key Workers (as identified by the Government’s latest listings), urgent MOT’s and breakdowns are in the process of being cancelled; and each existing booking will have been confirmed with our team in advance of your visit to site. For other routine service and maintenance items, we will be in touch to re-arrange your booking for as soon as we re-open.
In order to facilitate the above, and in order to protect both you and our staff, our dealerships will be locked for the foreseeable future, and so upon arrival, please follow the instructions on the door in order to gain access. Additionally, it is vital that we ask that you do not attend any of our sites without having had a clear and specific communication that you qualify under one of the above guidelines, and we thank you in advance for complying with this difficult and possibly disruptive decision. Please also note that we have amended our service opening hours during this period to 08:30 – 17:30 Monday to Friday and closed during weekends.
Finally, although our showrooms are closed, should you wish to contact us we would be delighted to help you remotely in anyway possible; the best methods in which to contact us is either via email or through the live chat function found on our main Vindis Group website.
Please stay safe through this unprecedented period and we know that by working together, we will come through this stronger.