The 100,000th Yeti has been produced at Škoda. The special vehicle rolled off the assembly line at the Czech plant Kvasiny yesterday.
The all-rounder has only been built and sold by Škoda for two years. Besides Kvasiny in the Czech Republic where all UK sold Yeti are built, production has also been taking place in the Indian city of Aurangabad since 2010. Furthermore, the vehicle is also assembled in the SKD procedure in the Russian city of Kaluga.
“The Yeti is a great success for Škoda,” says Michael Oeljeklaus, the board member for the area of production. “The fact that we have already cracked the threshold of 100,000 vehicles produced after only two years firmly emphasizes that. The Yeti is one of the best offerings in the market with regard to the popular compact SUV segment. The Yeti plays an important role for our growth strategy. That’s why we have decided to produce in China as well from 2013. The manufacture in Shanghai will provide the Yeti with another boost and will make an important contribution toward the internationalization of Škoda.”
Since its market introduction in 2009, the Yeti has been celebrating great successes in the markets and has strengthened and broadened the Škoda model range in a lasting way. In the first four months of this year alone, sales figures rose 34% compared to the previous year, to 22,100 vehicles.
In 2010, the brand delivered 52,600 Yetis to customers. The vehicle is available with 4×4 all-wheel drive or with front wheel drive. The Yeti is also available in the environmentally friendly GreenLine II version.
The vehicle ensures maximum of safety for its passengers, the driver, and pedestrians. That is why the Yeti received five stars in the European crash test Euro NCAP.