The modern Skoda’s on our website have come an enormous distance since the then arms manufacturer changed to making cars, having given up on motorcycles. In truth, the lease deals on Skoda that we have on our website and some of the great cars like the Citigo, Fabia, Octavia, Roomster, Superb and of course the fantastic 4x4 Yeti simply did not exist even in 1992 when Volkswagen eventually managed to get the 100% control of the Skoda brand that they wanted. This of course followed the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia and the new elected government was eager to go into partnership with a strong European brand. The two chosen were Renault and Volkswagen and it was VW who went on to own Skoda. The brand now has plants in India and in Bosnia. Skoda's big breakthrough was 2009 when Top Gear Magazine gave the Skoda Superb the luxury car of the year award and also gave the family car of the year award to the Yeti . With a new Rapide due in 2013 based on the new Golf platform, Skoda are targeting a doubling in sales over the next two years. We have a Yeti on long term test which is available to see any time at our office and is on our YouTube site test driven. The brand lends itself perfectly to contract hire and personal contract hire deals, as well as large fleets of company cars. The cars are reliable, drive well and have great residual values. So what does the future hold, well the Octavia, Roomster and Yeti are all due at least a face lift in 2013/14. This is always a great time to choose your company car. The yeti will share a platform with the very latest Tiguan and should have the new Haldex 6 4x4 drive train. Skoda intend having a larger section of the leasing market with some great offers already being lined up. Our funding partners, Lex,Leaseplan and ALD have each always had a special offer available during 2012/2013 and we don't see that changing.