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Skoda Yeti Is The Czech Car Of The Year

2009 Skoda Yeti
2009 Skoda Yeti

The Czech Club motoring journalists reported that a board of jury consisting of professional Czech journalists gathered in Prague named the newly selected Car Of The Year for the Czech Republic. Skoda Yeti produced at Mladá Boleslav plant became the winner for the 2010 model year. The second and the third positions were given to Opel Astra and Mercedes-Benz E-Class respectively.

The Czech version of the Car Of The Year competition is conducted according the same rules that are accepted by the European Car of the Year contest. Thirty four vehicles in total were presented for the competition in Prague this year. Only five of them managed to get through to the final round.

The main criterion to consider while selecting the Car of the Year is price to value ratio. The other criteria that are taken into account are overall mechanical construction and design, level of safety and comfort, fuel economy, good handling and driveability, performance and environmental standards compliance.

Skoda Yeti is one of the most extravagant and cute mini SUVs in the motoring history. It is the first Skoda’s attempt to enter the SUV segment. It was first introduced in March 2009 in Geneva. It has five-star rating granted by by the Euro NCAP.

A range of petrol and diesel engines varied from 1.2 to 2.0l is offered. All engines are combined with six speed manual transmissions, the only automatic gearbox available is the seven speed DSG (Direct-Shift Gearbox) that is widely used fot other VW Group models.

Photo: 2009 Skoda Yeti, by Corvettec6r (wikimedia.org)
 

Date: 11/12/2009

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