Skoda has embarked on a new model explosion to double its line-up by 2011
14 May 2008

The first new model out of the traps will be the Skoda Yeti SUV, which will make its public debut at the London motor show in July. Company insiders say that its looks will stick closely to the concept car and it will be built on a platform closely related to the Volkswagen Tiguan. It will also use many of the Tiguan's engine options and its four-wheel-drive technology.High-level Skoda sources have also revealed to Autocar that a new small saloon is in the pipeline and due to be launched next year. Insiders described it as stylish and similar in size to the original Octavia.This all-new model will be built on a new platform and will probably share archictecture with a similar saloon being designed by VW for the US market. The Skoda model was originally intended for Eastern Europe and developing markets only, but Skoda now has intentions to sell it in Western Europe as well.Other models waiting in the wings for 2010 include a Skoda version of the next Sharan seven-seat MPV, the first time the Czechs have had such an offering. Around the same time we'll also see an estate version of the recently launched Superb.But we'll have to wait until at least 2011 before the most exciting model of all: Skoda's version of the rear-engined up! city car. The Czechs are heavily involved with the global baby car project and will supply the three-cylinder engines for the entire group. The Skoda will have unique styling and is likely to come in two and four-seater guises.A completely overhauled Roomster is also due in 2011. It will be be built on the same platform and offer the same practicality, but will have an all-new look to counter fears from some Skoda high-ups that the quirky design of the current car is limiting sales.

Chas Hallett

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14 May 2008

Nice funky modern design. The Skoda Yeti looks like a re-do of the Renault-Alpine 'Rancho' of 25 years ago which also looked great but didn't sell too well. Not sure who this is aimed at! Maybe the Fiat Panda sector who have a horse!

It looks like a country bumpkin that really wants to be in the city as an urban runabout. That's pretty confused. Nissan Quashqi hit the nail on the head. The Yeti slipped the target!

15 May 2008

The Yeti look good and a lot better than the current Fabia. We'll be sticking with our old-shape Fabia for the foreseeable,

15 May 2008

I've read the road test on the new Superb as i have one of the current ones for work. I have to say if i'm still doing the same thing in a couple of years i will have a new Superb. An old friend who currently has an A6 company car has decided to wait and get a top line Superb rather than a basement A6. If it has more space than mine it must be fecking huge. nothing has more rear legroom.

15 May 2008

So the roomster will be redesigned, because it's unusual look (i.e. ugliness) is limiting sales. So why do the renderings of the Yeti show a similarly 'unusual' look? Strange logic Skoda.

19 May 2008

So you think that the Roomsters look is limiting sales..........funny as it is the best selling mpv in Europe

I have had a Roomster for a year now, if English drivers got behind the wheel they might have a shock......its really good to drive, and does what it says on the back.....ROOM..STER

11 March 2010

BEING BIG FAN OF SKODA,I WANT TO WHERE ARE THE CONCEPT OF THE MODELS STATED TO LAUNCH IN 2010-11 AS WRITTEN IN THIS ARTICLE,SKODA PLZ GET UP UR SALES R RISING NOT ONLY IN EUROPE BUT IN INIA,SO U HAVE TO BE COMPETITIVE IN MARKET,AND SHOULD INTRO 7 SEAT MPV,NEW OCTAVIA IN INDIA,AS ORIGINAL OCTAVIA IS SOLD A LAURA IN INDIA,SO PLZ REPLCE 1ST GEN OCTAVIA ITS GETTIN LONG IN TOOTH,AND HWERE IS THE NEWS OF SKODA'S FIVE DOOR COUPE,WHICH AUTOCAR HAD 7 MONTHS AGO,I WANT SKODA TO BECOME OF OF THEMAINSTREAM OF VW GROUP AFTER VOLKSWAGEN.

11 March 2010

BEING BIG FAN OF SKODA,I WANT TO know WHERE ARE THE CONCEPT OF THE MODELS STATED TO LAUNCH IN 2010-11 AS WRITTEN IN THIS ARTICLE,SKODA PLZ GET UP UR SALES R RISING NOT ONLY IN EUROPE BUT IN INIA,SO U HAVE TO BE COMPETITIVE IN MARKET,AND SHOULD INTRO 7 SEAT MPV,NEW OCTAVIA IN INDIA,AS ORIGINAL OCTAVIA IS SOLD A LAURA IN INDIA,SO PLZ REPLCE 1ST GEN OCTAVIA ITS GETTIN LONG IN TOOTH,AND HWERE IS THE NEWS OF SKODA'S FIVE DOOR COUPE,WHICH AUTOCAR HAD 7 MONTHS AGO,I WANT SKODA TO BECOME OF OF THEMAINSTREAM OF VW GROUP AFTER VOLKSWAGEN.

11 March 2010

The mover and shaker brand within the VAG stable. In my experience good cars, good quality, good pricing, good dealers and going form strength to strength having got the basics so right.

I would have no hesitation in having another one and I am considering the Superb as my next car.

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