Skoda Yeti Confirmed For 2010


2010_skoda_yeti_02SKODA AUSTRALIA, looking to extend its brand footprint in the Australian market, has confirmed that the snappy and versatile Yeti is on its way.

The Yeti will be in Australian showrooms in mid to late 2010.

Yeti is obviously a priority for us… we’ll be looking at (its arrival) sometime next year,” Head of Skoda Australia Matthew Wiesner said yesterday.

Engines and drivetrain choices have yet to be confirmed, but with the Yeti set to offer a 77kW 1.2 and 118kW 1.8 litre petrol engines alongside three 2.0 litre turbodiesels in Europe, the focus will undoubtedly be on frugality, not rock-hopping grunt.

The 1.2 TSI petrol is available only as a front-driver, as dies the lowest-spec 81kW 2.0 TDI. The rest of the Yeti range will be all-wheel-drive and, coupled with the crossover wagon’s tall ride height, should allow some limited off-road thrills.

The Yeti’s launch date is still too distant to speculate on pricing or trim levels, but this information will certainly surface closer to launch.

While speaking to TMR Mr Wiesner also confirmed that Skoda has a few other models in store for Australia, with the facelifted Scout arriving in August this year, followed by the updated RS Octavia in September.

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