The first SUV of Skoda, the Skoda Yeti is highly popular and has created a flutter with its facelift in the year 2014. Yeti, which means the abominable snowman, has been welcomed with enthusiasm on the Indian roads due to the correct size the market had wanted to target. This 13 ft. 10 inched compact SUV resembles the proportions of the old Skoda Octavia. The cars of Skoda are quite popular in the market ever since its launch and no different is the case of Skoda Yeti. The long wait for an SUV from Skoda ended with the launch of the Yeti.
There are mainly two versions of Skoda Yeti, urban Yeti and the slightly more aggressively bumpered outdoor Yeti. This compact SUV strikes a perfect balance between on road performance for families and off the road ruggedness for those who travel the beaten off-roads. It comes in both petrol and diesel engines. The flexibility of this vehicle which is perfect for city roads as well as wild ones can be attributed to its high ground clearance.
The engines come with 1968 cc, 108 bhp at the rate of 4200 rpm and 138 bhp at the rate of 4200 rpm power. The gearboxes can be chosen from among 5 speed manual and 6 speed manual. It has power steering for a smooth and stable drive.
The rear seats of the vehicle can be tilted, folded or removed to give space. The sensibly shaped storage bins are large and convenient. The Skoda Yeti is a five seater with generous accommodation and a height adjustable driver’s seat.A cargo net prevents things from rolling around the big boot.
There is an off-road button which provides an impressive progress forward, even when the road is slippery. The most recent 4X4 system makes it capable to climb slippery slopes, descend steep hills and maintain control over the difficult terrains. A variety of standard features inside the SUV makes it desirable for families.
The recent facelift of the SUV is mainly to keep it going in the market prior to its unveiling of yet another SUV which would be a seven seater from Skoda’s stable. No corners have been cut when it comes to safety measures as far as the vehicles of Skoda are concerned. No different is the case of the first ever SUV from Skoda. There are standard airbags and trims for the safety of the driver and passengers inside.
The main rivals of the SUV include Nissan Qashqai, Volkswagen Tiguan and Suzuki SX4. The price of this practical and versatile SUV falls between 15 and 18 lacs.
In short, Skoda Yeti is a popular SUV with high practicality, versatile seating and terrific handling.