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The Highly Anticipated Škoda Yeti To Premiere At 2010 Australian International Motorshow

Winner of the Auto Express Car Of The Year For 2010, compact SUV, the Skoda Yeti

 
PRLog - Oct. 19, 2010 - The first Skoda SUV to exceed all expectations: characterised by a unique design, safety and functionality, the Yeti is a clear contender in the compact SUV segment.

In the compact SUV segment, the Yeti is setting new standards thanks to its off-road design features, high quality materials, intelligent ergonomics and outstanding equipment. With state-of-the-art technologies that ensure not only excellent behaviour on the road, but also great riding qualities off-road, the Škoda Yeti represents a smart and practical solution for customers who want a compact, while robust, universal and ultimately safe car.

The design of the new Yeti truly evokes fun but at the same time practicality. The front part of the car is dominated by the markedly shaped radiator grill surrounded by four headlights, and the compact dimensions guarantee easy controllability and manoeuvrability in the city.  

The uniquely robust SUV appearance enhanced by the wide mudguards and silver underbody protection strips, promises a great drive on rough terrain. Giving the Yeti a sense of style and uniqueness are stand-out design elements such as the glass spaces of the windows together with the optional electrically controlled two-part panoramic sunroof and roof rails.

On the inside the new Škoda Yeti offers passengers extraordinary spaciousness, variability and comfort. The higher position of the seats affords a feeling of safety with an excellent view from the car and easier access. Pleasantly firm filling, marked lateral seat support and adjustable back rests eliminate tiredness on long trips, and the VarioFlex system of three separate rear seats guarantees maximum variability of the interior and luggage space.  

The Škoda Yeti comes in both front-wheel and four-wheel-drive which gives customers the choice to pick a Yeti which suits their budget and lifestyle. The four-wheel drive version of the Yeti is provided by an ingenious system using a fourth-generation Haldex clutch that enables the car to run economically while maintaining excellent traction, and is ideal for those who want to occasionally venture off the beaten track.

To make the most of the Yeti’s four-wheel drive system, Škoda has added an off-road mode, which makes driving on loose surfaces easier and more secure. Press the dashboard-mounted off-road button and highly advanced systems switch to a special off-road setting. Once engaged, the accelerator responds more sensitively when pulling away on loose surfaces, while the operating parameters for the pulling-away assistant and hill start assistant are widened.  

The hill start assistant also helps out when descending steep slopes. Through gentle, automatic application of the brakes, the system maintains a constant speed, allowing the driver to concentrate fully on steering the Yeti down the slope.

Safety has been a key consideration throughout the Yeti’s design and development. Despite its comparatively low kerb weight, the Yeti has been engineered to protect both its occupants and pedestrians. The design of the body has been geared to meet the requirements of EuroNCAP crash tests, along with the many different safety standards in non-European markets. Thanks to the use of high strength steel which channels impact energy away from critical areas in a controlled manner, the Yeti’s passenger cell offers a strong survival space for passengers in the event of an accident.  

All Yeti models are equipped with ABS with Mechanical Brake Assist (MBA) and the engine torque control (MSR). ESP is included on all 4x4 versions while up to nine airbags (which includes a driver knee airbag and rear side air cushions) protect passengers in the event of an accident. The Yeti also provides comprehensive passenger protection in the event of a rear-end collision.

The new Škoda Yeti is characterised by the symbiosis of a unique design, safety, functionality and comfort and is the result of Škoda’s experience of more than 100 years of car development. Full specifications and pricing of the Yeti will be released at launch in 2011.

Yeti Is Auto Express Car Of The Year For 2010.  

The Škoda Yeti drove off with the top award in the 2010 Auto Express New Car Awards held earlier this year, being named ‘Car of the Year’ and ‘Best Crossover’ by the top-selling weekly UK automotive magazine and website.

Praising the Škoda Yeti on the award, Auto Express Editor David Johns said:

“The winner of our Car of the Year prize has to be the unanimous choice of our judging panel, and is picked from our line-up of class champions. This year, the award goes to a car that blends the looks of an off-roader with the versatility of a compact MPV, but doesn’t demand the dynamic or financial compromises usually associated with either.”

“The Škoda Yeti mixes tough Tonka toy looks, sharp handling and a high-quality and spacious cabin with the brand’s famed value-for-money pricing and customer service...  

“In a year that has seen the arrival of some truly special new cars, the Škoda is a worthy winner of our overall crown.”

For further information, contact:
Karl Gehling, General Manager Press and PR
Telephone: (02) 9695 6003
Fax: (02) 9695 6186
E-mail: karl.gehling@volkswagen.com.au
www.skoda.com.au


Nadine Nethery, Public Relations Specialist
Telephone: (02) 9695 6010
Fax: (02) 9695 6186
E-mail: nadine.nethery@volkswagen.com.au

Jenny Wu, Public Relations Representative
Telephone: (02) 9695 6004
Fax: (02) 9091 7004
E-mail: jenny.wu@volkswagen.com.au



--ABOUT SKODA--

Laurin and Klement, the two Czech designers who began the Škoda journey way back in 1895, would be very proud of Škoda today. As one of the fastest growing car companies in Europe, Škoda has built a reputation for quality design, reliability and safety.

People are at the heart of everything Škoda does, and for the past 13 years, Škoda has made the top 5 every year in the JD Power Customer Satisfaction survey. Last year, it reached second place, second only to Lexus. Explaining why 98% of our UK customers are more than happy to recommend Škoda to a friend, and why the UK is calling Škoda their Manufacturer of Happy Drivers.

For more information about new cars by Skoda or to contact your nearest Skoda car dealer take a look at the Skoda website. Skoda is very proud of their safe, quality cars, particularly the brand new Yeti.  


http://www.skoda.com.au/yeti/
http://www.skoda.com.au/models.aspx

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For more information about new cars by Skoda or to contact your nearest Skoda car dealer take a look at the Skoda website. Skoda is very proud of their safe, quality cars, particularly the brand new Yeti.

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