The Skoda Yeti is because of obtain a facelift and as common Indian Autos Weblog readers would know, the facelifted Yeti is present process testing in China.

2014 Skoda Yeti rear spied
The testers have creatively camouflaged the automobile’s rear to resemble a Vitara.

At first look this may increasingly seem like a Maruti Grand Vitara, however we guarantee you it is not. A intelligent Skoda is within the temper for some pranks. You will note that the bootlid deal with is definitely a sticker to throw spies with itchy set off fingers out of focus!

2014 Skoda Yeti spare wheel spied
Be aware the bootlid deal with is a sticker! The ‘Suzuk’ badge is a bluff. You may as well see that the tail mild has been fastidiously taped to impersonate the Grand Vitara’s. The beam to swing the spare wheel away is seen on this picture.

That is not the one factor. Should you check out these photographs, you will discover that the tail lamp of the Yeti has been cellotaped in locations in order that it resembles a Grand Vitara. Even the C pillar will get the camouflage with physique colour to throw us off guard. Skoda positive could be very secretive concerning the refreshed Yeti.

2014 Skoda Yeti spied
The C pillar has been taped in physique colour. In any other case there isn’t a different important change to the facet profile of the automobile.

A foremost purpose for these smoke screens may very well be to cover Skoda attempting on a spare wheel on the tail gate. This may very well be a significant change Skoda is engaged on and would replicate on the longer term markets of this mannequin and the markets which have formed the facelift.

In the event that they undergo with the exterior spare wheel design, the Europeans usually are not going to be all that joyful as they discover an uncovered spare wheel ‘offensively daring’ in line with a number one market analyst we spoke to not too long ago. However, the Chinese language (which is Skoda’s largest development market) and us Indians are going to find it irresistible.

2014 Skoda Yeti tail light spied
Quantity plate enclosure can be moved to the bumper if the spare wheel takes its place.

During which case, Skoda must develop a mechanical arm that will allow the person to swing the spare wheel away after which elevate the hatch. As an after thought, this was executed by VW for the Brazilian CrossFox and gave them extra clients.

2014 Skoda Yeti facelift testing in China
Count on important adjustments to the entrance of the automobile with inspiration from the VisionD and MissionL Ideas.

One other consequence of the exterior spare wheel is that the rear quantity plate has to maneuver to the bumper. Other than these speculative adjustments, Skoda is most actually altering the headlamps and the grill of the Yeti to make it look inline with new members of the family just like the 2013 Octavia and Speedy.

[Image credit – News.chefu.com.cn]

[Image credit for Yeti facelift front fascia – Auto.Sohu.com]


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