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Serial jokers Skoda used April 1st to introduce a new service to go with the arrival in showrooms of its new family SUV, the seven-seat Kodiaq. It’s called Rent-A-Family. The idea is you go along for a test drive and, in order to appreciate as accurately as possible the new car’s family strengths, you choose various family members to go with you, provided by the dealership in case you don’t have yours to hand. You can choose between sulking teen, crying kids, grumpy gran and stressed mum. Optional is a travel-sick dog. All are provided at no charge but must be returned at the end of the test drive. It’s a bold initiative from the folks who last year gave us the dog umbrella.
They say: “Rent-A-Family aims to replicate a true-to-life family driving experience.”
We say: We thought test drives were meant to be pleasurable?