Skoda will start production of its new sport utility vehicle Yeti in the last week of May 2009, Czech daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MFD) has reported.

The company will unveil the SUV at the international motor show in Geneva in March 2009.

According to the carmaker’s suppliers, Skoda is planning annual production of 55,000 Yeti cars.

The Yeti will be manufactured at the Skoda Kvasiny plant in the Czech Republic.