A year to the day after the introduction of the Skoda Yeti SUV, Skoda Ireland launched two new versions, a 1.6 TDI Greenline which is in Band A for road tax, and a 2.0 TDI 4x4.
The 4x4 is a timely arrival with all the snow we’ve had to contend with so far this winter.
The Greenline version is the first Band A-rated SUV in its class, and the 105hp model is offered from €23,165. Customers can choose from three grades.
The 170hp 4x4 model (in Band C) sells from €29,545 and is offered in two grades. It uses a 4th generation Haldex electronically-controlled AWD system (from the Octavia and Superb vehicles) which is separately programmable for offroad use.
Skoda Ireland are targetting the Nissan Qashqai with their Yeti and say they will win conquest sales from the Nissan.
The Yeti has sold 500 units of the SUV this year, and are hoping to sell 1,000 units with the additional vehicles in 2011.
The Skoda Yeti won the Continental Irish Family Car of the Year 2011.
We enjoyed a short launch drive of the 4x4 car on snow covered roads near Aughrim in the Wicklow Mountains. It coped remarkably well in the difficult conditions.