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  • ŠKODA grows customer portfolio with new contract win
  • ŠKODA Fabia and Octavia vRS added to Complete Utilities’ fleet
  • Vehicle efficiency and safety features were key factors to securing the deal

Milton Keynes, 06 August 2018 – Complete Utilities, the civil engineering and utilities expert, has taken delivery of three ŠKODA Fabia models and an Octavia vRS in the striking Rallye Green colour to bolster its sizeable fleet.

Complete Utilities provides design, build, operations and maintenance services across a number of utility sectors including water and power networks. It operates from its central depot near Gloucester and runs a fleet of more than 360 vehicles to cover its core servicing areas in the Midlands and South West. The company has so far taken delivery of the Fabia and Octavia with plans to increase numbers further once its current fleet comes to the end of its cycle.

With a large area to cover and high customer service standards to maintain, the efficiency and reliability of its vehicles is important to keep the business running smoothly. The Fabia’s sleek design and award-winning practicality and performance compliment the utility firm’s requirements perfectly.

The Octavia vRS estate boasts practical features such as a 610 litre boot space that extends to 1,740 litres with the rear seats down, Amundsen satellite navigation with eight-inch display and integrated Wi-Fi, LED daytime running lights and three-spoke leather multi-function steering wheel.

The Fabia is one of the safest small cars on the market and has been awarded the maximum five-star Euro NCAP safety rating. Features include a driver enabled speed limiter, side airbags, curtain airbags and front airbags. There is also the option of Front Assist, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and multicollision brake to provide further protection for the driver and passengers.

John Dowds, Fleet Manager at Complete Utilities, commented: “When we looked to update our current fleet of cars we approached a number of manufacturers. Following many road tests and comparisons it was the ŠKODA brand that not only provided us with cost-saving efficiencies and safety features, but the Rallye Green was an exact match to our corporate colour – which reinforces our brand image and represents our commitment to sustainability.”

Henry Williams, ŠKODA Head of Fleet, added: “We are delighted that the first cars are with Complete Utilities. The Octavia vRS is our high-performance model that not only looks fantastic but its drive quality will really make it standout. We look forward to building on this new partnership over the coming years.”

The ŠKODA Fabia is a modern small car available in four trim levels: S, SE, SEL and Monte Carlo with p11d prices starting from just £11,200. The Octavia vRS estate is available from £26,900.

For further information visit: www.skoda.co.uk/fleet

For further information on Complete Utilities visit: www.completeutilities.co.uk