Simply Clever or simply the British weather? Skoda rolls out more integrated umbrellas

Published: 02 August 2016

► More Skodas to get integrated umbrellas
► Now offered in Citigo, Fabia SE and more
► Octavia customers to pay £25 for the luxury

We used to live in a time when the luxury of staying dry between car and front door was restricted to aristocracy nestled in the rear seats of their Rolls-Royce – or to those of us who remembered to bring an umbrella.

Since 2001, however, the Skoda Superb has done well to keep the blazers of middling reps dry the country over. But the Czechs have announced that this privilege should be afforded to Citigo-ers and Fabia and Octavia owners alike, with the introduction of integral door-mounted umbrellas in myriad models throughout its range.

Which models, I hear you ask…

Buyers of the Octavia will be able to specify umbrellas in SE versions and up, but they’ll have to pay £25 for the pleasure. Fabia and Citigo models, in SE trim and above, will have the perm-protectors fitted as standard. Consequently, the decision between VW Up, Seat Mii and Citigo just became a whole lot tougher.

It may have taken some 15 years for this feature to trickle down the range but the next time you forget your brolly in the often inclement British weather, panic not – Skoda has you covered. 

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