Recently, Skoda has highlighted the fact that 22% (1,375) of its retail customers fitted genuine Skoda towing systems (tow bar and electrical harness kit) to their vehicles last year. Skoda claims to be seeing an increasing number of customers requesting towing systems for farming and business purposes as well as for leisure such as boating, caravanning and equine activity.

Skoda towing systems cost from €499 and include safety and functional benefits such as Electronic Trailer Stability Assist, which works through the vehicle’s ABS and ESP systems to maintain vehicle control when the trailer begins to wallow and destabilise the trailer and the vehicle itself.