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Clackton Skoda dealer closes doors

Hayes Garage, which had partnered Skoda in Clacton for more than 30 years, has closed following financial difficulties.

Car Finity, which had owned the dealership since 2006, ceased trading last week.

Its website now says the dealership will reopen in May as Ricky Hayes Garage.

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Sales have doubled at Skoda since 2001 and there is little sign that growth will slow anytime soon.

In 2014, sales leapt 14% to 75,488, closing the gap on Hyundai and Kia which sit just ahead of Skoda in the charts.

To help bridge the gap, an SUV is expected to arrive in 2016, but until then new Fabia, Fabia estate and Superb models will maintain customer interest, as will its commitment to service, with a recent UK Customer Satisfaction Index Summary produced by the Institute of Customer Service placing Skoda in the top 10% of all organisations across all industry sectors.

Skoda achieved an index of 82.7 to scoop the top spot in the automotive sector, putting the brand 4.1 points ahead of the average for the automotive industry (78.6).

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