In a bold to move to treat its customers this Christmas, Skoda has scrapped VAT on the current Octavia.

Starting immediately and in place until 31 December only, all current Octavias, including the plush L&K, the 4×4 Scout and the sporty vRS, will be sold to customers VAT free.

The offer does not only apply to the vehicle’s list price but also covers the purchase of options and vehicle delivery charge, representing a total saving of up to £3,000 per car.

Robert Hazelwood, Brand Director at Skoda, comments: “The Octavia is our best seller and its popularity is evident in the fact it has found nearly 140,000 happy homes in the UK.

“As car buyers scour the market in search of great deals we are responding to their needs and covering the cost of VAT on any Octavia purchased in December.

“The current Octavia has won a series of car industry top prizes for its driveability, flexibility, spaciousness and the great value it offers, so this is a rare opportunity to buy one of the best brand new hatchbacks on the market at a very attractive price.”