The Czech automaker, Skoda has announced the two variants of its compact SUV - the elegant and stylish Skoda Yeti for the urban usages, and an adventurous off-road Skoda Yeti. Both the models of Skoda Yeti feature a new front and rear, new alloy wheels, fresh interiors, advanced technological features and extended engine/gear combinations. Both models will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
“The Skoda Yeti is one of the most attractive compact SUVs on the market and has far exceeded our sales expectations since its launch four years ago,” says Skoda CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. He continues, “With this all-new look and being offered for the first time in two variations, we are establishing new benchmarks. We plan to continue our outstanding development in this rapidly growing vehicle class. The Yeti is another cornerstone of the 2018 growth strategy and will strengthen our international position in the markets.”
The exteriors of the new Skoda Yeti get upgraded front fascia and rear. The new front is now horizontally more highlighted and feature a distinctive grille and redesigned headlights, available as an option for the first time with Bi-Xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. The front headlights are now rectangular and positioned under the front bumpers. The rear sports a new form of tailgate with distinctive tail lights, optionally available with LEDs. Skoda Yeti will me made available in four different colours - ‘Moon-White’, ‘Jungle-Green’, ‘Metal-Grey’ and ‘Magnetic-Brown’.
The new Yeti variants sport an all-new fresh interior with new 3-spoke steering wheels in seven variations, new fabrics and patterns for the seat covers as well as new decorative trims on the dashboard. It will be Skoda's first model with Optical Parking Assistant, an optional rear-view camera. It also features the automatic lock and start system 'KESSEY' for the first time.
The all-new Skoda Yeti will be available in four diesel, and three petrol engines - all turbocharged and with direct injection. The 7 engine ranges from the 1.2 TSI with 105bhp to the 2.0 TDI with 170bhp. Depending on the engine type, there are three different transmission options - six-speed manual, six-speed DSG or seven-speed DSG.
Skoda Yeti comes equipped with various safety measures such as nine airbags, three-point seat belts, ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with Brake Assist. Other features include electronic assistants for up and down hill driving, electronic tyre pressure monitoring system.