‘The most attractive SUV on the market’: Skoda launch new Yeti
By Kyle Linsay
Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 09:00
REVEALED: Skoda’s brand-new Yeti
Skoda’s brand new Yeti will hit showrooms by the end of 2013 – and, for the first time ever, it will be available in two variants.
The compact SUV, which will be revealed officially at next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show, will be available in an ‘elegant and stylish’ town variant and an off-road model.
Both stylistically-different variations feature a new front and rear, new alloy wheels and fresh interiors, with seven engines available.
Professor Winfried Vahland, CEO of Skoda, said: “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.
“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.”
Four diesel engines and three petrol engines will be available, all turbocharged with direct injection.
The most fleet-friendly is the GreenLine 1.6 TDI/77kW, with front wheel drive and a manual gearbox, which produces CO2 emissions of 119g/km and achieves 61mpg.
Both new models have a new interior, with three-spoke steering wheels in seven variations, new fabrics and patterns for the seat covers and new dashboard trims.
Available gadgets include optical parking assistant and automatic lock and start, while the luggage capacity varies between 405litres and 1,760litres.
The Yeti will be available in numerous colours, including the new Moon-White, Jungle-Green, Metal-Grey and Magnetic-Brown.
Pricing and specification will be announced nearer to the sale date.