Yeti wins more industry prizes

JonathanDecember 20, 2011

Car leasing customers may want to consider the Skoda Yeti as it has received more industry awards – this time from specialist off-road publications – and it is proving to be a very versatile car.

Total 4×4 Magazine and 4×4 Magazine both honoured the crossover vehicle in their end of year prizes.

The new honours mean the Skoda Yeti has now won a total of six industry gongs this year.

Following on from its 2010 triumphs in Total 4×4 Magazine’s Crossover category and 4×4 Of The Year, the Yeti has won the Special Award for Best Value, as well as retaining its titles from last year.

Editor Alan Kidd said that the Yeti winning automotive awards was no longer a surprise but the car “still took our breath away”.

He explained that the adaptability of the Yeti was unique, praising the focus of the designers, its build quality and stating that as the car was equally at home on the road or in the rough, there were few vehicles he would rather drive.

In 4×4 Magazine’s 22-year-old annual prize giving, the publication named the Yeti as the best 4×4 in the Mid-Range class after judges personally tested all of the models shortlisted.

The Yeti proved to be a great all-rounder and was an “impressive machine”, said editor Nigel Fryatt.

Skoda stated that in addition to the Yeti’s critical success, it had become more popular with British motorists this year, with brand director Robert Hazelwood commenting it has been an “astonishing 12 months”.

“These two awards from the specialist 4×4 press are the icing on the cake for 2011. Their experts have put the Yeti through rigorous off-road tests as well as more traditional ones and I’m thrilled they appreciate the car’s strengths,” he added.

Car leasing customers looking for an environmentally-friendly option may want to opt for the 1.6 CR TDI 105PS Greenline version as, according to, it is capable of 61.4mpg and emits 119 carbon dioxide g/km.

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