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Scary Skoda Instagram Competition

Lightcliffe is launching its first Halloween photo competition this year, with customers being asked to create a scary scene involving their car and post the pics on Instagram. Every photo will be entered into a prize draw, with a £50 Amazon voucher being first prize and runners up being given…
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The New Kodiaq VRS

There are several models in the Skoda family that will always secure a respectful nod from any seasoned car critic, but until now two of the most evocative ones, VRS and Kodiaq  have kept a healthy distance. Not any more. The newly launched Kodiaq VRS facelift has now been added to…
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The All New Fabia is Ready For Business

The all new and very exciting Fabia has been launched and with it a new generation of hatchback cars.   Now in its fourth generation this iconic model has now sold over 4.5 million cars since 1999 and will be music to the ears of all the Fabia superfans!   With a striking new design both…
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Happy Birthday Superb!

You don’t have to look too far back to hear the Skoda name being used as comedy material for the average Saturday night stand up. How things have changed!   Now the brands flagship model, the Superb celebrated its 20-year anniversary on 11 September and since its introduction in 2001,…
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Can We Buy Your Car Please?

One of the most significant post Covid issues for our industry has been the dearth of used cars in the market. Although this has been caused predominantly by a pause in new car manufacture, it seems the great British public are opting to avoid public transport and instead looking for a second or in…
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What Car Award

The new Octavia iV Estate was awarded the coveted “Plug In Hybrid of The Year” award at the recent What Car 2021 awards   The Octavia is no stranger to awards, but its already solid reputation was enhanced even further at this prestigious event.   Whilst it received all the…
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Tour Of Britain

The British Cycling Tour Of Britain Took place on Thursday, the 9th of September and as well as Skoda supporting the event, Lightcliffe Skoda was represented by six customers, all of whom are keen cyclists.     Support for our customers was tremendous with dozens of people…
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Two New Members Join The Team

Lightcliffe is pleased to welcome two new members to the team this week; Vicki Richards who has joined the accounts team and Daniel Lennon who adds a new face to the sales execs. Vicki has a wealth of experience in accounts administration from an executive chauffeur car…
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Pick Plodders Win The Day

Being part of a friendly community like Warrington has many benefits not least the generous spirit and supportive traits displayed by any of its residents.   Here at Lightcliffe we always try to reflect these sentiments whenever possible and were  more than happy to part sponsor a…
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Skoda Launch Stunning New Enyaq

In 1882, Edison started selling electric lights in New York, and just 4 years later, Carl Benz applied for a patent for his “vehicle powered by a gas engine”.    When,  9 years later, Václav Laurin and Václav Klement founded their new bicycle and…
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VIP Event Presents a New Opportunity

The consumer take-up of e-commerce over the last decade has been unprecedented and its growth has ushered in a new age of consumer choice.   Buyers can now explore an unlimited array of goods and services online and sophisticated search engines facilitate even the most niche consumer…
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Lightcliffe Sponsors Girls Cricket Team

The last decade has seen a huge increase in demand for ladies team sports, in particular football and cricket.  Lightcliffe Skoda has always been keen to support sport in the area and has now added ladies cricket to its list of sports. The business has recently committed to providing cricket…
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Lightcliffe Hands Over First Enyaq Deliveries

The first batch of new Enyaq   deliveries started in earnest this week at Lightcliffe Skoda.  The long-awaited arrival of this new all electric addition from Skoda was met with a good deal of excitement and  feedback from all members of staff  who have all been…
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Even More Good News

Working out the APR on a new finance deal can be complicated even for the most sophisticated mathematical brains so when a new 0% campaign is launched, it certainly makes calculating repayments far easier.    Zero percent finance deals have always represented fantastic value for money,…
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Lightcliffe Team Get An Electrifying Offer

The arrival of the new Skoda Enyaq has been welcomed by customers and staff alike here at Lightcliffe Škoda. With rave reviews in the press and a national TV supporting ad, expectations are running high for this new supertech vehicle. This excitement and anticipation inevitably rubs off on to…
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Lewis On The Road To Recovery

Most of you will be familiar with one of our long serving members of staff Lewis Peacock.  You will probably also know that Lewis has been off work for the last year bravely fighting a serious illness.  
 As one of the most loved team members here at Lightcliffe we have been…
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Purr & Grrr - The New Stars Of The Enyaq Show

It's finally here. The all new  fully electric Enyaq from Skoda with a new innovative TV ad (see below)  Launching two new video stars, Purr and Grr the new ad takes motor advertising into a new era. Miles of column inches have already been written about this fantastic new car but…
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The New Enyaq - Are You Purr...or Grr!

Skoda are sponsoring an official national launch for their new all electric Enyaq tomorrow, Friday 18th June and the campaign will be supported by a national TV advert.  In keeping with the incredible pace of technology there is no human celebrity sponsoring this high-tech machine, rather…
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Enyaq Set To Be Car Superstar

In just two days like Lightcliffe will host a full launch event for the new “all electric” Skoda Enyaq Whilst only a handful of the cars are currently on the road initial signs indicate that this new addition to the already popular Skoda range is going to be a superstar in its class. In…
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Technician Of The Year Award - Kinson Lau

At the recent Lightcliffe staff awards Ben Blanford picked up best sales exec, and Sergiu Burlea was voted overall employee of the year.  Both of these members of staff are well known to customers and have been with us for a few  years so it was a nice surprise to see a much…
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Sergiu Wins Employee Of The Year

Lightcliffe employee of the year 2021 was awarded to Sergiu Burlea  who works in the after sales department as collection and delivery manager.  Sergiu shown in the picture with GM John Sharp is hugely popular with staff and customers alike and it is no surprise that he was chosen by…
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Employee Of The Year

Although delayed by a few months due to Covid, the Lightcliffe Škoda  "Employee of the year" award ceremony took place at the beginning of June.  The three categories of  "Salesman of The Year" based on units sold and  "Technician of…
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Ben Blandford Picks Up Best Sales Exec Award

Anyone who visits Lightcliffe Skoda will immediately sense the “esprit de corps” between the sales executives, and one might even assume they were all the best of friends. Whilst this is not far from the truth, they would also be the first to admit that there's nothing like…
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ALL IN - The Must Have New Skoda Offer

The average cost of breakdown cover in the UK is around £15 per month for a basic package, although the small print can sometimes catch motorists off guard. For example, it is well known to the main insurers that 37% of breakdowns happen in the morning at home, so the inclusion of the…
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Skoda Still Outperforming in Rally Car Championships

Skoda was once again triumphant in the recent Vodafone Rally De Portugal with two crews stepping up to the WRC2 podium in the fourth round and even though he missed the FIA World Rally Championship’s fourth round, Andreas Mikkelsen  of ŠKODA Motorsport  still…
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Kevin Wins a Kamiq For The Weekend

The recent Lightcliffe Facebook “likes” competition was won by one of our regular customers, Mr Kevin D.   Kevin collected the Kamiq with a full tank of fuel, packed all his beach gear and snacks in the Kamiq’s handsome sized boot and set off for the wonderful East coast town…
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The New Fabia Unveiled

New Fabia Unveiling 
 The new fourth generation Fabia was formally unveiled on May 4th, to great acclaim.  The new model that was unveiled to the world on 4 April is bigger, safer and more efficient than any previous version of our ever-popular "fab" Fabia.  A perfect…
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Philip Joins The Sales Team

We are delighted to announce the latest addition to our sales exec team - Philip Coles. Pictured here in the showroom Philip's experience is especially customer focused having been employed by one of the U.K.'s largest high street sports shoe retailers. Philip, who has been busy…
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Come And Meet Dr. Bike

Ever since 1978 when the “first Monday in May” became an official bank holiday, the three consecutive holidays of Easter, Mayday and Spring Bank have become a focus for the great British public to shake off the winter cobwebs and get out and about.    Add to this the resurgence…
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A Warm Welcome

All the team here at Lightcliffe have been pleased to welcome two new members to Lightcliffe over the last few weeks, namely Daniel Bate and Bradley Cottrell.    Bradley, who joins the new car sales team as a trainee sales executive hails from quite a different industry. A fully trained…
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VIP Event This Weekend

It's finally here.  The eagerly awaited 2021VIP event has finally arrived and initial response indicates that it's going to be one of the best ever. Not only has the dealership stepped up in terms of discounts and incentives, but the brand has also thrown in 0% finance and other…
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Welcome Back

It's just over a year since the first lockdown was announced and March 2020 was a strange month indeed.  With unusually balmy weather for that time of year and hardly any traffic on the roads it almost had a holiday feel to it.  Then bit by bit the reality of what we were facing became…
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The Power of Three

The Power Of 3   As the 12th April approaches, being the official day that retail outlets will be re-opening, the anticipation across the whole country is palpable. Recent sunshine has put a spring in everyone’s step and the thought of being able to visit the high street once more is…
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VIP Event 2021 Coming Soon

The annual Skoda VIP event is one of the most eagerly awaited weekends of the year for a good many Lightcliffe customers, and for the first time in memory, over 12 months has passed since the last one was hosted in Feb 2020.   The weekend has grown in popularity over the years for a number of…
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Take a Virtual Tour

With environmental issues constantly on the green agenda, the subject of electric vehicles is never too far away from the news. We have noticed a huge uptake in interest for both our hybrid and all electric ranges, and the Enyaq is heavily tipped to be one of the best newcomers in this field. Skoda…
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New 21 Plate Registrations

When surrounded by bright shiny new cars in the showroom, its sometimes easy to forget just how long the Skoda brand has been with us. Originally founded in 1895 as Laurin and Klement, Skoda adopted its current name in 1925 and now stands with Daimler as one of the oldest manufacturers of motor…
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Prize Draw Results Announced

The draw for the Lightcliffe Facebook competition took place on Monday this week and the three lucky winners were named.   All the names were careful printed out and folded tightly to ensure competition rules were strictly followed and by the time the draw took place there…
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Light At The End Of The Tunnel

In the wake of the long-awaited speech from the UK Prime Minister yesterday, there was a noticeable lift in the mood of the nation. All the team at Lightcliffe, along with the rest of the country were delighted to hear that  after a long winter of discontent, the shutters were finally…
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New EV Bay Paves The IV Way

Following the recent announcement that Coventry airport is going to be used to house one of the largest electric car battery plants in Europe, the UK growth of electric vehicles is again a hot topic.    Here at Lightcliffe, we have been plotting these developments with a keen eye and are…
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February Prize Draw

As we approach the one-year milestone for lockdowns and numerous tier restrictions keeping in touch has still been an essential part of dealership life. The web site has undoubtedly been invaluable, but for accessibility Facebook keeps coming up as the top choice.   With most people…
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Celebrity Visits Lightcliffe Skoda

It’s not every day that we get a celebrity on site here at Lightcliffe Skoda so we were very pleased to welcome back Eve Stavely earlier today, an international showjumper and accredited coach.    Eve has been a customer of ours now for six years and tells us that her car has been…
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We Apologise For The Inconvenience

Just when we thought things couldn't get any worse in our poor bedraggled nation, storm Christoph decided to pay us a visit.  For all the families and friend who have pulled together to  endure the worst virus in living memory, the effect of what must be one of the worst…
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12 CARS OF CHRISTMAS

Twelve Cars Of Christmas.                  As 2020 comes to a close here at Lightcliffe. Skoda we are determined to celebrate the season and hopefully put a smile on as many faces as possible    The 12 cars of…
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A Good Time To Budget For Essentials

After a fairly turbulent year for most of us it's safe to say that in true British style we will all make sure we have a good celebration at the end of the year.  Retail expenditure is always at a record high in the yuletide season and Im sure that we will all be overly generous with giving…
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We Are Open Again

As  the heavens opened in the last week drenching us all with rain, there is one  opening that will hopefully be more welcome for our retail customers...and that is our doors! We can now say officially that we are open for physical visits and although virtual appointments are still…
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END OF YEAR SURPLUS STOCK SALE

STOP PRESS   As a result of the downturn we have all suffered in 2020 Lightcliffe has been left with some surplus stock. These cars are all brand-new and ready for immediate delivery.    In order to make sure that we can sell these before the end of the year and hit our delivery…
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Covid-19 Update - 17th November

Following the recent government announcement of the new lock down like a Skoda will be following all guidelines relating to the rules and regulations for the month of November. We do understand however that life goes on and you may still have needs and requirements for your car. We have therefore…
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A Message about Lockdown

Dear Lightcliffe Customer During the forthcoming lockdown period I am pleased to say that the dealership will be operational at a level to ensure we can attend to all your needs and requirements whilst keeping you safe. Although the new car showroom and used car display will be closed to the public…
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Octavia's Stunning Award

Skoda were delighted to announce today that the new Octavia has just won the auto express new car of the year 2020.  It comprehensively outscored and outperformed a host of high-profile newcomers to take top spots in every category it was eligible for. The OCTAVIA’s two category wins came…
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The One We've All Been Waiting For

After exercising a fair amount of patience, lifelong fans of the VRS Octavia need to wait no longer…its here, it’s available for order and its truly amazing!   Already on order and soon to be delivered, the sales team here at Lightcliffe are gearing up for one of the most eagerly…
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An Offer Not To be Missed

In true British fashion the sunshine doesn’t last forever and the one small positive about lockdown was that most of us were able to enjoy some of the best Spring and Summer weather we have seen for many years. The recent rainfall however has presented a timely reminder that winter is on its…
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Forthcoming Event

Hey everyone   Hopefully you will all soon receive  an email by now telling you all about our new Octavia event. With all the uncertainty and about Covid 19 over the last few months the arrival of this new car is a much needed and  refreshing change.   As always, we…
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Electric is the future - WATCH THIS SPACE

Hi everyone. John here. Im guessing that most of you are probably just as confused as me about how electric cars are going to change the way we drive over the next few years. So I have decided to ask my marketing team to do some research and try and do all the hard work for you so that all your…
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Customer Service is everything!

When the leaves start falling and the temperature starts to drop (don’t worry, I’m not turning into a poet!)  I reflect on the previous nine  months and ask myself if I could have done anything differently, or even better. So when September and the new registrations…
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The VIP Event is here

Hi Everyone We are all very excited here about the forthcoming VIP event which is scheduled for the bank holiday weekend (23rd-26thAugust).  The GREAT news for you is that we have the latest Scala on offer as well the rest of our amazing models. The even GREATER news for you is that I have…
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SUV Event Coming This Week

Hi Everybody - John here. If any of you have woken up with the Monday blues I can tell you now they won’t last...and here’s why! Well firstly the sun is shining today and there is a mini heatwave on the way...so that’s a great start.  Secondly we have an amazing deal starting…
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The New Scala is Here!

John and the team and Lightcliffe are delighted to announce the arrival of the newest edition to their unbeatable cars. With several engine sizes to choose from and many technical features shared with its cousin, the irrepressible Golf, this car is set to be a real winner for the brand.…
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John's Diary - 13th June 2019

Coming soon.....watch this space for news and offers !
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