Skoda has launched its new Yeti at prices starting from Rs 18.99 lakh. Essentially a facelift, the new Yeti gets new front and rear bumpers, new Bi-Xenon headlamps and LED DRLs (Day-time Running Lights) too.
New Yeti Features:
Retractable headlamp washers, side mouldings with polished aluminium insert, LED taillights and new alloy wheels round off the new features on the exterior but the biggest change on the outside would be the different colour options that you get for the roof!
Step inside and you will now be greeted with a new multifunction steering wheel that looks similar to the new Octavia’s. The new Yeti gets cruise control, keyless entry, push-button engine start/stop, climate control, tyre pressure monitor, electrically foldable outside rear view mirrors, and the music system now offers Bluetooth connectivity. Plus, you also get a Multimedia Device Interface socket on the centre console that would allow you to play music from your cell phone, portable MP3, etc.
New Yeti Engine
There are no mechanical changes in the Yeti and it did not need any to be honest. It retains the same 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine that produces 110 PS at 4,200 rpm and 250 Nm torque between 1,500-2,500 rpm in the 4×2 Yeti, and 140 PS at 4,200 rpm and 320 Nm torque between 1,750-2,500 rpm in the 4×4 Yeti.
A five-speed manual channelizes power to the front wheels in the former whereas a six-speed manual does transmission duties in the latter. The company claims a fuel efficiency figure of 17.72 kmpl for the 4×2 model and 17.67 kmpl for the 4×4.
New Yeti Safety Features
The Skoda Yeti always came fully loaded as far as the safety features are concerned. The new one is no exception and all important acronyms like ABS, ESC, EBC, ASR, EDL, MSR, and ECG (okay, we made up the last one) are present in Skoda’s SUV.
New Yeti Variants and Price
Skoda has launched the new Yeti in two variants here are the proces.
- Yeti Elegance 4×2: 18.63 Lakhs
- Yeti Elegance 4X4: 20.14 Lakhs
- Yeti Elegance 4×2: 18.99 Lakhs
- Yeti Elegance 4X4: 20.53 Lakhs
The Yeti was already a potent vehicle and its new avatar (especially the improvements in the interior equipment) will surely elevate the feel-good factor of the prospective buyers. However, we still doubt if it will sell in really good numbers…