Czech Republic – 2014 Skoda Yeti facelift enters production
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The 2014 Skoda Yeti facelift has just commenced production at the brand’s Kvasiny plant in the Czech Republic. The new Yeti is made alongside the refreshed 2014 Superb and the Skoda Roomster and about 4,500 employees are involved in making these cars.
As our readers are aware, the Yeti facelift had its public premiere at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Yeti is now branched into two distinct models – the 2014 Skoda Yeti Outdoor and the 2014 Skoda Yeti Style.
The Yeti Style has been designed a bit more conservatively with body-colored bumpers, skid guards and side moldings. Skoda says that this version of the Yeti will appeal to people seeking an urban crossover with a high ground clearance, a large boot and better road visibility.
The Yeti Outdoor on the other hand is made to look rugged with plastic inserts in the side moldings and the bumpers, an underride guard and silver skid guards.
Mechanically however, both variants are the same and Skoda offers seven engine options (four diesel and three petrol) on the Yeti. Depending on the engine, gearbox options come in the form of a 6-speed manual, 6-speed DSG or a 7-speed DSG transmission.
Skoda Board Member for Production Michael Oeljeklaus said –
2013 is Skoda’s year of new models. The successful start of production for the Yeti is the result of another outstanding team performance.
2014 Skoda Yeti Facelift Production Start – Press Release
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