Skoda Yeti crossover enters production |

Skoda has just announced that the first Yeti (which marks the company’s entry into the crossover segment) rolled off the assembly line at Skoda’s plant in Kvasiny, Czech Republic on Tuesday, May 12. This first unit was an Aqua Blue, 4WD version powered by a 1,8 liter TSI engine. The Czech company also released a video (you can watch it after the jump) of the final pre-production test drives with took place in the area around Oslo, Norway, area which offers a variety of road surfaces similar to those seen in all European countries, Skoda’s main market for the Yeti. The drivers tested two models, a 1.8 TSI petrol and a 2.0 TDI diesel unit, both with 4WD and the cars were taken on forest roads and on an extreme downhill course where they tested the new downhill assistant function, which enables the driver to go down extremely steep hills.

Beside its offroad abilities, the Skoda Yeti includes other useful features, such as the VarioFlex rear seat system which also makes it easy to increase Yeti’s carrying capacity up to 1,760 liters. The Yeti is scheduled to go on sale in the UK in mid-September.

Photo Gallery: Skoda Yeti final pre-production tests

[Source: Skoda]

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