Compact, attractive, and with a fresh attitude, the new Skoda Yeti was launched at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this week, and when it arrives here, it will extend the brand’s model range to five.
The 4.2 metre long, five-door vehicle bears the well-known and distinctive Skoda features. An impressive front end with a ribbed grille and stylish headlamps confidently demonstrate Yeti’s relationship with the Skoda family. It has a robust and solid look on 17-inch wheels, while its fresh styling and high seating position enable the Yeti to exude lightness rather than looking bulky.
Skoda says the carefully balanced running gear and agile handling, combined with turbocharged and frugal engines, makes the Yeti fun and dynamic to drive. Two petrol and three diesel engines could be offered here. The entry engine is a front-wheel drive, petrol engine with four cylinders and 1.2 litre capacity, which delivers an impressive 105bhp.
Skoda says the Yeti is well equipped for load lugging too. The luggage compartment volume is highly flexible; up to 1,760 litres is available by removing the rear seats. A luggage cover and net as well as lashing rings are available to secure any load.
The Yeti is a clever compact vehicle that is bound to create a stir. Skoda claims excellent handling characteristics and high agility are features of all trims, and that the 4x4 variants are characterised by outstanding off-road ability and excellent traction, coupled with low emission values and fuel consumption.
Yeti looks like it will bring a fresh attitude, combining the strengths of a 4x4 with hatchback practicality.
The Yeti is available in Europe with the following engines:
Petrol: 1.2 TSI with 105bhp (77kW ) – front-wheel drive; 1.8l TSI with 160bhp (118kW ) - 4x4; Diesel:2.0l TDI CR with 110bhp (81kW ) – front-wheel drive and 4x4;2.0l TDI CR with 140bhp (103kW ) - 4x4;2.0l TDI CR with 170bhp (125kW ) - 4x4.