Below is the official press release from Skoda:
SkodaAuto India, a fully owned subsidiary of SkodaAuto a.s., Czech Republic and one of the most promising automobile companies in India, was honored with seven awards in a row for its newly launched and much talked about SUV – Skoda Yeti .The Skoda Yeti was bestowed with the SUV of the Year award by Economic times Zigwheels and CNBC Overdrive. BBC Top Gear recognized the Skoda Yeti as the Car of the Year 2010. Skoda Yeti was also felicitated with the Best MUV Crossover of the Year at the Car India Bike India Award 2011. The Yeti left its mark in NDTV car & bike award by winning two awards for SkodaAuto, Compact SUV of the year and Best Integrated Marketing Campaign for Skoda Yeti ‘Right of Way’ Expedition. SkodaAuto also won the Design of the Year award by Economic Times.
Globally launched in 2009, SkodaAuto India recently launched the Yeti amongst much anticipation. Ever since the first showcase of the Yeti at the Auto Expo 2010, the Skoda Yeti has captured the imagination of auto enthusiasts and customers alike with its inimitable style, great build quality and robust features.
Acknowledging the awards, Mr. Thomas Kuehl, Board Member & Director, Sales & Marketing, SkodaAuto India said, “We are extremely honored and delighted to achieve awards for Skoda Yeti this year. It has always been Skoda’s endeavor to offer an unmatched driving experience, and the recognition given to new Skoda Yeti is a perfect testimony of our hard work and endeavor. These awards have been a boosting factor right from the beginning of the year for our new Skoda Yeti”.
The Yeti, borrowing from the illustrious Skoda lineage, integrates some of the best features from the Skoda range with a unique mix of safety, functionality, comfort and contemporary design. With the launch of Yeti, SkodaAuto India expanded its product range thus catering to a wider target audience.
With the launch of Skoda Yeti, SkodaAuto India expands its product range and now caters to a wider target audience. The Skoda Yeti has all the makings of cult car in India as it offers comfort & ride quality of a premium sedan while offering fun, technology & functionality of a premium SUV. The smartly priced Skoda Yeti has attracted attention from India’s young and auto-enthusiastic consumers because of its exceptional offerings, additional technology and multi-role capability.
SkodaAuto India had received numerous customer enquiries even before the commercial launch of the car. One of the most interesting aspects of the response is that customer enthusiasm for Skoda Yeti is spread nationally and not restricted to a particular region unlike the traditional SUV market.