Volkswagen will launch the production of Skoda Kodiaq in Russia, following the discontinuation of Skoda Yeti

Volkswagen will launch the production of Skoda Kodiaq in Russia, following the discontinuation of Skoda Yeti

RNS – Skoda Kodiaq crossover will replace Skoda Yeti in the range of models manufactured by the company in Nizhny Novgorod, as stated by the general director of VW Group Rus: Markus Ozegovich.

“We have decided that Kodiaq is the best successor for Yeti, because this model is larger, more modern and meets the needs of Russian customers. Kodiaq will replace Yeti in production at the beginning of 2018” – Ozegovich said.

As announced by Skoda Auto Russia in August, the full-cycle production of Kodiaq will start at the factory of GAZ Group in Nizhny Novgorod during the first quarter of 2018. The sales of the crossover will start in the country in June. Skoda Octavia and VW Jetta are also manufactured at the production site in Nizhny Novgorod.

Skoda Yeti has become the exports leader amongst the localised models within the first half of 2017, as published by Autostat. A total number of 15,000 vehicles are planned to be exported this year, as told by Ozegovich.

VW Group Rus and GAZ Group have extended the agreement on the production of VW and Skoda vehicles until 2025 in mid-June. Ozegovich did not rule out any scenario as to the replacement of a model by another in the line, at the time.