Skoda’s extremely acclaimed Yeti crossover has simply been given a modest overhaul, although by the seems of it, it’s adequate to ensure that it to be interesting in its respective market sector, which, as everyone knows, is massively aggressive.
Skoda has added a touch of modernity to the Yeti’s picture with a restyled entrance, barely improved inside and new tail lights on the again, whereas for the primary time, the compact mannequin shall be supplied in two flavors, a extra typical trying ‘Metropolis’ version, and a extra rugged ‘Outside’ model with black protecting moldings on the bumpers and aspect skirts.
That is on no account an in depth revamp, however since there was nothing actually mistaken with it, that’s not a nasty factor. Probably the most noticeable new addition are the utterly redesigned headlights, which dispose of the awkward form of the present mode’s clusters, changing them with clear, fashionable ones, in keeping with the remainder of the vary. On the rear, there are new lights, which retain the identical form because the non-facelifted mannequin, but provide extra fashionable graphics and design and a reworked tailgate.
Inside, apart from the brand new mannequin steering wheel, the Yeti turns into the primary Skoda to be fitted with a rear-view digital camera, whereas it additionally features a brand new double-sided ground masking within the boot.
The engine lineup includes 4 diesel and three petrols, ranging in output from the 104hp (105PS) 1.2-liter TSI to the 168hp (170PS) 2.0-liter TDI. All-wheel drive and a six or seven-speed twin clutch transmission (DSG) are supplied as an possibility on choose fashions. For the primary time, the front-wheel drive Yeti 1.6-liter (104hp/105PS) TDI 77 kW is now supplied with an computerized seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Skoda will host the world premiere of the Yeti on the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Present.
By Andrei Nedelea