Skoda Yeti heading for production


It will be introduced either at the London show or the next Geneva one.

I always thought this would be a great entry-level VW for the US.
A great way to compete with the Scion and upcoming Cube.

But I guess that’s not what VW thinks…. They know better.
Like not getting us the Scirocco or the next Golf…

Conversation 7 comments

  1. I’ve always liked the handsome looks of this Yeti but don’t need a station wagon disguised as an SUV. Maybe if gas were cheaper.

  2. This this is cool – way cooler than a Tiguan – but alas VW will make it to the top selling us boring Chinese Bora’s because VW knows that boredom and poor quality was what Americans want most in a vehicle.

  3. VW deserves to fail. They don’t give the US what we want, they give us what they want to push down our throats. With all the cool Skoda and SEAT products (not to mention VW), they should be up there with Toyota and Honda. But they are more interested in trying to pass off their cars as luxury items (which they are really not).

  4. VW’s never going to offer its full range of cars (including Seat and Skoda) in the US, simply because there’s no incentive for them to do so. Vehicle prices in the US are so low that there’s little profit to be made from selling compact/subcompact cars (especially when expensive European labour is factored into the equation), which is where VW’s main focus is.

    Perhaps if marketing small-medium cars was as profitable in the US as it is in Europe, there’d be more incentive for VW to try harder.

    As things are, they’ll only offer the models they have some hope of making a profit on.

  5. Perhaps if marketing small-medium cars was as profitable in the US as it is in Europe, there’d be more incentive for VW to try harder.

    That sounds like codependence.

    The consumer market is what it is. Either deliver something customers want to own or don’t. Anything else is just b*tching.

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