› Early forerunners: almost 3,000 TREKKAs were produced between 1966 and 1972
› In 2009, ŠKODA launched the YETI as the Czech brand’s first modern-day SUV
› In 2016, the KODIAQ kickstarted the current SUV family, which now includes eight models
Mladá Boleslav / Megève, 28 June 2021 – ŠKODA’s SUV story began 50 years prior to the KODIAQ being launched in 2016. The TREKKA off-road vehicle was developed in New Zealand in 1966 and based on the original OCTAVIA. By 1972, just under 3,000 units had been built. In 2009, the ŠKODA YETI paved the way for the Czech car manufacturer’s modern-era SUV, and seven years later, the company launched its successful SUV campaign with the KODIAQ. The current SUV family now includes eight models.
The ŠKODA TREKKA from 1966 is the forefather of the current ŠKODA SUV family. The rugged off-roader was built in New Zealand and based on the original OCTAVIA, with just under 3,000 vehicles produced up to 1972. The model was loved by customers in New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Samoa and Vietnam. ŠKODA’s first modern-day SUV was the striking and highly practical YETI, launched in 2009. The introduction of the KODIAQ in 2016 marked the start of the Czech carmaker’s major SUV campaign.