As posted earlier about the launch of the Skoda Yeti SUV, Skoda India will launch the Yeti SUV at the 2010 Auto Expo.

The Yeti’s compact nature will ensure that it would be the preferred option for those who dote on SUV-styled vehicles but didn’t either have the money or were daunted by the sheer mass such vehicles sport. This pleasing crossover embraces a wraparound windscreen, coated windscreen side-pillars and the characteristic roof covering which Skoda is noted for.

The car will bridge the gap in the Skoda lineup between the Fabia and the Octavia and it would be the ideal ticket for those who wish to ply the urban jungle in the week while making tracks in the outback on weekends. Engine and transmission systems would necessarily mirror those already seen on the Fabia and Octavia sold presently in India though with all wheel drive capability expect a boost in both power and torque.

The Yeti would predominantly be built with a front wheel drive configuration for the masses while the all wheel drive version would employ VW’s 4Motion all-wheel drive gear, having specifically been made to cater to all VW group offerings with transversely mounted engines. The Skoda Yeti would be priced just around Rs 10 lakh and liley to make its debut at Auto Expo in Delhi next January . The Yeti would be put together at the Aurangabad plant as a CKD operation using kits shipped in from Skoda’s Kvasiny plant in Czech Republic.