From one Yeti comes two

From one Yeti comes two


Škoda has announced that the Yeti SUV will be available in two different variants from May: one being a stylish city version and the other an adventurous off-road version.

Both Yeti variants will feature a new front and rear design, new alloy wheels, fresh interiors, ‘Simply Clever’ ideas and maximum functionality.

One significant difference between the two design lines is that the front and rear elements such as the bumpers, underside guard, side mouldings and door sills are in the body colour for the city version and in black for the outdoor one. The Yeti Outdoor also features silver exterior rear-view mirrors as standard.

Škoda says it’s new design language is clearly evident on the new Yeti with more precise edges and lines, as well as an emphasis on horizontal lines, and a new vehicle logo.

At the same time, it says the design of the front and rear has been reinterpreted to be even more striking. The front has greater horizontal emphasis, with a distinctive grille and redesigned headlights.

The Yeti’s rear also has a new layout, including a new tailgate shape with distinctive rear lights now in an even more precisely moulded C-shape design.

The interior has been significantly refreshed. This includes new three-spoke steering wheels, new fabrics and patterns for the seat covers, as well as new decorative trim for the dashboard.

The Yeti offers loads of of space according to Škoda. It says that no other compact SUV gives rear passengers as much headroom – 1,027 millimetres. The boot capacity is at least 405 litres. Pushing the rear seats forward increases this even more, to 510 litres. And taking out the rear seats altogether increases it to 1,760 litres.

Active safety has now been increased through ESC (electronic stability control) and ABS (anti-lock braking system) with Brake Assistant. The front fog lights can be optionally equipped with a corner function. There is also electronic assistants for driving up and down hills standard in the TDI 4×4. Other options include an electronic tyre pressure monitoring system.

In terms of passive safety, the Yeti has seven airbags as standard. While Isofix points securely fasten child seats to the car, three-point seat belts in the front with height adjustment and belt tensioners complete the safety package, along with height- adjustable headrests.

Bi-xenon headlights and integrated LED daytime running lights are also available as an option for the first time. These improve the visibility of the vehicle by day, and provide better illumination in the dark.

Both the adventurous and city type Yetis are equipped with efficient engines – 1.4 petrol engine 90kW TSI and a 2.0 diesel engine 4×4 103kW TDI with a starting price of $36,100 for the TSI and $41,400 for the TDI version.

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