Hold the press! This is the most important piece of motoring news you’ll read today.
Skoda is to add its fiendishly integrated umbrella across most of its range.
An umbrella cunningly slotted into a slot in the door has been a feature on the flagship Superb for years and is now being brought into other models including the Octavia, Fabia and even the titchy Citigo.
The umbrella and storage comes free on SE spec-and-above Fabia and Citigos, while it’s a £25 option on Octavias.
As with the Superb, they come with an anti-bacterial coating and the storage unit is ventilated to dry them more quickly.
Given the summer so far it’s clear Skoda is well abreast of the needs of its Scottish buyers. Lets hope we don’t need to use them for at least a few more weeks.