Skoda Octavia vRS 245Skoda is giving buyers of almost every model it sells £500 worth of free fuel – but if you want to take up the offer, you have to be quick: orders must be placed by Monday 17 July.

The only car not to offer free petrol or diesel is the Kodiaq, but Skoda isn’t leaving buyers of the in-demand SUV out. Book a test drive online and Skoda gives you a money-off voucher if you then go on to buy one (although S and SE Technology variants are excluded: sorry, value-hunters).

The ‘Big Event’ free fuel offer isn’t the only incentive Skoda dealers are offering at the moment, either. PCP deals are ever-popular with car buyers at the moment, and Skoda is offering finance deposits of up to £3,000 with its Skoda Solutions PCP. 

The full £3k amount is offered to Skoda Superb buyers, although the APR rate is a middling 4.9 percent. Perhaps a sharper deal is the £2,000 finance deposit contribution on the Skoda Octavia and Fabia, because the APR rate is a more competitive 2.9 percent. (Do note though, both fleet-focused Octavia variants, the SE Business and SE Technology, are excluded from the offer.) 

If you’d rather pay zero interest, 0 percent APR deals are offered on the Yeti and outgoing Citigo city car, with deposit contributions of £1,500 (Yeti) and £1,000 (Citigo) thrown in. The newly-facelifted Citigo has a £1,000 deposit contribution and a 2.9 percent APR deal. 

The slow-selling Rapid and Rapid Spaceback are also incentivised. All models apart from SE Business and SE Technology have a £1,800 deposit contribution on a 2.9 percent APR deal.


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