About SKODA YETI

Skoda has been one of the auto manufacturers that have been brave with its decisions. It began its journey in India with a sedan, and then it got a station wagon and now a compact SUV. The Yeti is a perfect vehicle for India. It is compact, which means it is easy to drive and park in the city. This means one doesn’t really need those long SUVs that are too bulky to drive, manoeuvre and park in the city, while at the same time there has no compromise been made on the space aspect too. The Yeti clears gets an advantage in that.

The new Yeti does look stylish, as the facelift has a very sharp design like other Skoda’s. Gone are the round headlamps as Skoda makes way for a new fascia that features sharper bi-xenon headlamps with integrated day time running LED lights, a revised grille, the new logo and the newly designed bumper which houses the horizontally placed fog lamps. Inside, the Yeti retains its high quality interiors and it does feel extremely comfortable. The Varioflex Seats are very flexible that makes sitting and storage very flexible. The updated Yeti comes packed with features such as keyless entry, push button start, automatic climate control, electrically adjustable driver seat, power folding ORVMs, touch screen audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, eight speakers and audio controls on its three spoke leather wrapped steering wheel.

In the engine department, it still has the 2.0 litre diesel engine that produces 140 bhp and a lower powered engine that churns 108 bhp. The former comes with a six speed manual transmission and the latter has a five spped manual box. The former is an all wheel drive, which makes driving more fun and easier to drive on bad roads without losing any kind of traction.

Variants:

Yeti Elegance 4x2

Yeti Elegance 4x4

Variants Ex-Showroom Price
SKODA YETI ACTIVE 2.0 TDI 4X2
16.48 Lakhs Get on road price
SKODA YETI AMBITION 2.0 TDI 4X2
17.35 Lakhs Get on road price
SKODA YETI AMBITION 2.0 TDI 4X4
20.4 Lakhs Get on road price
SKODA YETI ELEGANCE 4X4
20.4 Lakhs Get on road price

Specifications

Fuel Type DIESEL
Engine CC 1598
Power 105 BHP
Torque 250Nm@1500-2500rpm
No Of Cylinders 4
Transmission MANUAL
Paddle Shift -
Kerb Weight -

Our Verdict

The Skoda Yeti is a good substitute to luxury sedans because it feels and drives like a luxury car. The new upgraded version, wears the family look, and is the almost the same as its predecessor as in the solid stature, drivability and built on the same platform as the discontinued Laura. But its appeal has enhanced in terms of design changes and more variants so as to reach out to a larger audience. It looks grownup, but people miss its earlier, idiosyncratic look and even though the vehicle has received rave reviews world over, it hasn’t translated into selling numbers in India.