Skoda launched its first crossover Yeti back in 2009. Since it's launch it has been a success story for the Czech manufacturer even though reviews weren't that great. Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson praised the Yeti in one the episodes as the best car in the world and he landed a helicopter on top of the car.
In 2015, total Yeti sales were 99,500 and in 2016 the sales were approximately 61,700 from January to August. Due to this high demand of the car in Europe, Skoda has decided to boost the production of Yeti at company's Russian factory situated in Nizhniy Novgorod. This SUV is also made at company's headquarters in Kvasiny (Czech Republic), Solomonovo (Ukraine), Oskemen (Kazakhstan) and Anting (China).
The facility of the company at Russia is a joint venture with Volkswagen Group and GAZ Group, a Russian automobile manufacturer. Skoda hasn't given an exact figure about how much Yeti will be imported to mainland Europe. As of now, we think the number won't be high.
Michael Oeljeklaus, a Skoda Board Member for Production and Logistics says, "We are delighted to be able to deliver as many Skoda Yeti to our customers in Europe as they wish. By using the production capacities of another European plant within our international production network, we can respond satisfactorily to the high demand."
Skoda has sold 5,80,000 Yeti so far. Back in 2013, the Yeti received a mid-life facelift and in 2015, the car was once again updated with Euro 6 engines.