Skoda gives Yeti 4x4 the green lightEnlarge Photo
Skoda is striving towards developing its own unique model to differentiate its offerings from sister brands VW and Seat. Like the Roomster mini-MPV, which blends mechanicals from the new Fabia and Octavia models, the development of the Yeti will share much in common with the rest of Skoda’s lineup.
The coming years will be extremely busy for Skoda, which is expected to launch up to six new models by 2010, updating its entire range. The first of these new models will be the Fabia and Fabia Estate due by the end of the year. Following the Fabia will be the next-gen Superb sedan and facelifted Octavia.
There’s even talk about a new minicar based on Skoda’s Joyster concept, however executives are still undecided about introducing such a model although the competition has been doing extremely well in the segment.