The Skoda Yeti SUV takes on the Nissan Qashqai
29 May 2008

The Skoda Yeti SUV, which makes it public debut at the London motor show in July, will also be available with a two-wheel drive transmission.

The car is built on a platform closely related to the Volkswagen Tiguan and uses similar engines and four-wheel-drive technology.

But it was not known until now that it would also have a more efficient, front-wheel-drive option, pitching it directly against the successful Nissan Qashqai and Fiat Sedici.

The Skoda Yeti was originally conceived for eastern European markets, but Skoda now wnats to sell it in western Europe as well.

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29 May 2008

Wow - I didn't realise Skoda were going to be at the British Motor Show as they don't appear on the 'Exhibitors' list. But glad to see yet another important debut, and it's definitely the right decision made by Skoda to make a 2WD Yeti (this will make it greener, obviously) and to bring it to Western Europe - I hadn't realised Skoda were originally only going to market it in the East. Good move. Looking forward to seeing it at the Motor Show.

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