Skoda retailers have opened their doors for orders of the brand new Skoda Yeti. Customers can now place orders for the Czech manufacturer's new crossover vehicle, six weeks ahead of its official on-sale date of 17th September 2009.
For those customers eager to track down a Yeti there is even more good news. Insurance ratings have been secured and they make great reading for stretched family budgets.
The entry-level 1.2 (105bhp) Skoda Yeti E has been granted insurance rating 3E - with the same rating given to the next trim step, Yeti S - making the Skoda Yeti affordable for many family buyers.
The highest rating is just 9E for the 2.0 TDI (170bhp) Elegance 4x4 and 1.8 TSI (160bhp) Elegance 4x4 models. The full insurance ratings for the entire Skoda Yeti range are detailed below:
|Petrol engines||Trim level||20 Rating|
|1.8 TSI (160bhp)||SE 4x4||8E|
|Diesel engines||Trim level||20 Rating|
|2.0 TDI (110bhp)||E||4E|
|2.0 TDI (140bhp)||SE 4x4||6E|
|2.0 TDI (170bhp)||Elegance 4x4||9E|
Warren Richards, Product Marketing Manager at Skoda UK, comments: "As the manufacturer of happy drivers it's important that we secure low insurance ratings to contribute to lower insurance premiums for our customers. Our low insurance ratings, combined with great prices and Skoda's legendary high levels of specification, means that Yeti will be an attractive option for UK family drivers who are looking to get great value for money from their car purchase."
Priced from just £13,750 and available with a choice of five engines, the Skoda Yeti is a true crossover vehicle that combines the strengths of a traditional 4x4 with the practicality and low running costs of a hatchback. Adding the practicality of frugal fuel consumption and low emissions to Skoda's great value, pocket-friendly insurance ratings and family-friendly touches - it's clear why Skoda is the manufacturer of happy drivers.Published 6 August 2009