The Yeti is Skoda's five door five seater mini sports utility vehicle (SUV); unveiled in 2009 it is Skoda's first attempt at the growing SUV market. The Skoda Yeti was one of the runner ups in the European Car of the Year 2010 award.
The Skoda Yeti has been awarded the maximum safety certification with 5 stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests. It scored an impressive 92% adult occupant protection in the frontal and side crash tests, 78% child occupant protection and 46% in the pedestrian safety test. It also scored highly for accident preventative measures such as, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR) and Electronic Differential Lock (EDS).
The Yeti has been very successful in the Total Off Road magazine's 4x4 of the year awards, it has scooped up three awards including the much coveted ‘4x4 of the Year'. The magazine's editor, Alan Kidd said about the Yeti, "The Yeti is much more than just a great value 4x4. Its practicality is top-notch, it's well made and well equipped and it's easy and fun to drive. Combine all that with what it can do off-road and you've got a capable, affordable adventure wagon with all the right kit and an off-the-scale fun factor. The Yeti is the ultimate family car - that's why it's Total Off Road's 4x4 of the Year."
As well as the top gong the Yeti also topped the Crossover class, as well as the Total Off Road magazine awards the Yeti has also won Car of the Year and Best Crossover Car in the 2010 Auto Express Awards, and was also voted Top Gear magazine's Family Car of the Year. These awards for the Yeti mean that Skoda has won 23 major awards this year, no wonder there is such demand for a used Skoda in Scotland.