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|Variants||Fuel Type||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power|
|Skoda Yeti Elegance 4X2||Diesel||1968cc
||14.3||17.72||108.5bhp @ 4200rpm|
|Skoda Yeti Elegance 4X4||1968cc
||14.3||17.67||138.1bhp @ 4200rpm|
March 10, 2015: Skoda India has launched a limited period Yeti Zeal edition in the country. The Zeal edition looks radically different compared to the stock offering. It gets sporty all-black interiors featuring opulent Alcantara leather seats and black door trims. Earlier in September, 2014, introduced the new model which now comes in two variants 4x2 and 4x4 and prices starts at Rs. 18.99 lakh for the base 4x2 and 4x4 at 20.5 (Ex-Showroom New Delhi). eatures a new face and sports Bi-Xenon headlamps with day-time-running-LEDs while the rear gets new LED tail-lamp. Interiors remained same with subtle tweaks. Mechanically, this model has remained unchanged, the crossover SUV continues to carry the 2.0 liter TDI turbo diesel. The motor is tuned in two states of tune, 4x2 version comes with 108.5bhp (110PS) and 250Nm of torque mated to five speed manual while the 4x4 version gets 138.1bhp and 320Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
Its barely a few months ago when Skoda Auto has rolled out its facelifted version of its premium SUV, Yeti in the country. It was made available only on the Elegance platform, whereas its other variants were not introduced. At the same time, it was introduced in two versions like 4x2 and 4x4 for the buyers to choose from. Both these versions houses the same engine, but the power output and transmission options varies in these trims. Now, in a bid to make it even more competitive, the automaker has rolled out its Zeal Edition, which is nothing but a styling package that gives a refined silhouette to this vehicle. This exclusive package is available for both the version in this SUV series. This package includes premium black Alcantara leather seats, black dashboard and door trims. Apart from these, the remaining aspects of this exclusive edition remains exactly same as those in the existing versions. When it was introduced last year, it has received a major cosmetic update, especially in terms of its appearance. It is only the third vehicle from the company's portfolio after Octavia and Superb to get the company's new design philosophy. In this new design outlook, this SUV gets a butterfly radiator grille along with a completely revamped company's badge. Beside these, its headlight cluster is also re-sculptured and is fitted with powerful bi-xenon headlamps along with LED DRLs. The manufacturer had also changed the design of its bumpers along with the wheel arches for rendering it a brand new look. On the other hand, its 4x2 version is fitted with a set of 16-inch 'Dolomite' alloy wheels, while the other version is bestowed with 'Forest' rims of same size. Its interiors too got some refinements in the form of good quality plastic, which further adds to its resplendent look. Now, it is available with exclusive black interior package, which provides more option to the customer to choose the vehicle as per their requirement. As part of the company's new design language, this sports utility vehicle also gets a modified steering wheel with multi-functional switches and leather cover. Additionally, its dashboard along with the center fascia have under gone some tweaks and are equipped with a set of advanced features. In terms of features, this vehicle series is integrated with a sophisticated touchscreen infotainment system along with a 6-disc DVD changer and a few connectivity options. Beside these, there are several features incorporated inside including cruise control, tyre pressure monitoring system, along with off-road assistant functions like hill descent control and uphill assist. In terms of its safety, it is blessed with important features like park distance control, electronic stability program, and a total of six airbags. The manufacturer has positioned this luxury SUV against the likes of Mahindra XUV500, Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton and Toyota Fortuner.
As mentioned above, this current generation version gets some refinements in terms of its exteriors, but its body structure remains to be the same like its earlier version. On the other hand, its 'Zeal Edition' trims also have the same exterior cosmetics like its existing variant, since the updates are only regarding the interiors. Its front facade gets a completely refurbished radiator grille with a signature butterfly radiator design and is embossed with the company's new emblem. The headlight cluster gets sleeker with aggressive design and is fitted with bi-xenon headlamps along with stylish LED daytime running lights. The front bumper gets a rugged design featuring a black colored protective cladding and a silver coated nudge guard, which renders it a rugged stance. Beside these, it also houses a pair of dynamic fog lamps along with a wide air duct as well. Coming to the side profile, it gets some refinements in the form of sporty design fenders and tweaked window sills. Its B pillars along with door handles with body color, whereas wing mirrors along with A, C and D pillars are painted in black. Its roof is garnished in a non-body color that eventually renders it an ultra-modern look and makes it even desirable. This vehicle also has protective strips on side along with turn indicators on ORVMs that ads to the safety levels. Its rear facet has a lustrous design, wherein its tailgate gets a signature triangular design. It is further accompanied by a wide windscreen featuring high mount third brake light. At the same time, its taillight cluster too gets a trademark C Contour design featuring LED brake lights along with courtesy lamps and turn indicators. Like te front one, its rear bumper is also in a dual tone color scheme and is further fitted with a silver painted guard along with a pair of reflectors. The overall look of this SUV is complimented by silver garnished roof rails and chrome accents on front and rear facets.
This current generation version has a total length of 4222mm and a decent overall width of 1793mm (excluding outside mirrors). Its has a total height stands at 1691mm along with a minimum ground clearance of 180mm, which is quite good. At the same time, this SUV is also blessed with a long wheelbase of 2578mm, which makes the interior cabin roomy.
Its only a few months ago, when the facetlifted version was introduced in India. Now, the automaker has come up with brand new 'Zeal Edition' trims, which gets a black interior package. These new variants have their interiors with premium sport black color scheme that is complimented by chrome accents. At the same time, its well cushioned seats are now covered with premium black alcantara leather upholstery. Additionally, its door panels too have black accents that emphasizes its sporty appeal. Apart from this, no changes have been made to the insides. The car maker has made use of good quality scratch resistant plastic for giving it a flawless design. Apart from the newly launched trims, its existing variants have wooden inlays along with a lot of chrome inserts inside that amplifies the cabin. Its dashboard has a beautiful center fascia featuring an advanced touchscreen infotainment system along with several advanced equipments. The main highlight of the cabin is its classy three spoke steering that is mounted with multi functional switches and covered with leather upholstery. The dashboard also has a stylish instrument cluster with two round shaped analog meters along with a multi-information display. It provides information related to vehicle's speed, tachometer, fuel gauge and several other notification lamps. The existing variants have their seats covered with premium quality leather upholstery that compliments the regal stance of its cabin. The driver's seat has electrical adjustment facility and has memory setting for three positions. Beside these, this SUV also gets aspects including steel pedal set with rubber anti-slip elements, grab handles and media device interface.
In terms of features, all the variants in this series including the 'Zeal Edition' trims have same set of comfort features, which pampers the occupants on the go. Its dashboard is fitted with a proficient dual zone climatronic automatic air conditioning system including odor filter along with electronic regulation of cabin temperature. Furthermore, it also has adjustable air con vents on rear center console and under front seats that helps to keep the entire cabin pleasant. This SUV series is blessed with advanced features like electrically adjustable external mirrors with memory setting, rear seat center armrest, power windows with one touch operation, lumbar support adjustment for front seats and adjustable front center armrest. Apart from all these, it also has 12-way electrically adjustable driver's seat with memory, remote control operation for door, closing of windows, and boot lid. This model series is also blessed with an advanced KESSY (keyless entry, start and exit system) including an engine start/stop button that helps to enhance the convenience. The car maker is also equipped features like a central infotainment system featuring a multi function screen that displays information regarding the service interval, average consumption, clock, outside temperature, average speed and distance traveled. This current generation version is also blessed with an advanced cruise control system that is helpful in providing a fatigue free driving experience. Beside all these, the manufacturer has also installed storage spaces like drink holders, illuminated front glove box with cooling, table function on rear middle seat, removable rear parcel shelf along with storage compartments in central consoles (front and rear).
This looks quite compact from its outside, but is extremely spacious from inside owing to its ample leg, shoulder and head room. This SUV can provide comfortable seating for at least five passengers, while offering decent space for luggage storage, as it has 416 litre boot volume. It can be extended further up to 1485 litres by folding the rear bench seat. However, by removing the rear seat, the total capacity can be increased up to 1665 litres. On the other hand, it also has a large fuel tank that has a storage capacity of 55 litres.
This 4x4 trim, which is powered by a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox. This enables it to break the 100 Kmph speed mark from a standstill in mere 10.3 seconds and can go up to a maximum speed of 180 Kmph. While the 4x2 version is available with 5-speed manual transmission gearbox that propels the vehicle towards a top speed in the range of 185 to 190 Kmph. This variant has the ability to accelerate from 0 to 100 Kmph speed mark in about 11 to 12 seconds.
All the variants including the 'Zeal Edition' trims have been equipped with a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine that has a liquid cooling system and high pressure direct injection technology. It is based on double overhead camshaft valve configuration with 4 in-line cylinders and 16-valves that displaces 1968cc. This engine is also houses a turbocharger with self-aligning blades, which helps it to produce a maximum power of 108.5bhp at 4200rpm along with a commanding torque output of 250Nm between just 1500 to 2500rpm. This power plant under the hood of 4x2 trim is coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox that delivers the torque output to the front wheels. On the other hand, its 4x4 version sports a slightly powerful mill, which can belt out a superior power of 138bhp at 4200rpm and unleashes a peak torque of 320Nm between 1750 to 2500rpm. This motor is skilfully mated with a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox that works in collaboration with Haldex Clutch to distribute torque output automatically to all four wheels in 4x4 layout.
All the existing variants and the newly launched Zeal Edition trims have been fitted with a powerful 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine, which is incorporated with a high pressure direct injection system. However, its fuel efficiency varies depending upon its drive options. Its 4x2 version can deliver a maximum mileage of 17.72 kmpl, whereas its 4x4 version can give away a peak mileage in the range of 15 to 17.67 Kmpl.
Like mentioned above, all the variants in this series have been fitted with a 1968cc diesel motor, but its power output varies. This engine is also incorporated with a turbocharger featuring self-aligning blades and liquid cooling system that enhances its overall performance. This motor in 4x2 variants can pump out a maximum power of 108.5bhp and yields a peak torque of 250Nm. However, in 4x4 trim, it can develop a superior power of 138bhp along with a maximum torque output of 320Nm, which is impressive.
This model series is blessed with a sophisticated audio player featuring its touch controls on a high resolution 6.5-inch LCD TFT display. It also gets a six-disc changer along with eight speakers and a few connectivity options for SD card and multimedia device interface with USB. Furthermore, it also has AUX-In socket and port for iPod device, which contributes for a seamless audio streaming. Additionally, it also gets Bluetooth connectivity for audio streaming along with interface for GSM telephone preparation with controls switches mounted on steering wheel. This latest generation is fully loaded with all the accessories and equipments and there is no need for installing any additional aspects. However, the car maker is offering a list of optional features like connecting cable for MDI, a 15-litre cool box, a handy mobile holder, rubber boot mat, clothes hanger and netting system for luggage compartment. In addition to these, it has styling aspects like aluminum garnished side door sill cover, rubber bumper protection, mud flaps and stainless steel exhaust pipe.
This SUV is blessed with a proficient hydraulic dual-diagonal circuit vacuum assisted braking system that is loaded with single piston brake calipers. It is further assisted by anti lock braking system including electronic brake force distribution and hydraulic brake assist system. This vehicle also is also integrated with traction control programs including anti-slip regulation, electronic differential lock, and direct steering recommendation. In addition to these, it also has off-road assistant functions like hill descent control and drive-off assistant, which make handling quite convenient. Its front axle is fitted with McPherson strut suspension including lower triangular links and torsion stabilizer. While the rear axle is paired with multi-element system featuring one longitudinal and three transverse links including torsion stabilizer. Not to forget that the company has also integrated a direct rack and pinion based electro mechanic power steering system that supports a minimum turning radius of just 10 meters.
All the variants in series are incorporated with several sophisticated safety features, which provides unparalleled protection to the vehicle and its occupants. Its internal cabin is loaded with eight airbags including dual front, side and curtain (for front and rear), which minimizes the damage caused in case of a collisions. In addition to these, it has restraint systems including occupant detection system for front passenger with seatbelt warning light, front seatbelts with pre-tensioner, height adjustable head restraints and ISOFIX child seat mounting. On the other hand, it has security functions including engine immobilizer with floating code and security code for central infotainment system. Furthermore, it has remote control operation for closing and opening of doors along with locking and unlocking of doors.
The 4x2 version of is equipped with a set of 16-inch 'Dolomite' alloy wheels, while the 4x4 version is offered with 'Forest' rims. These are covered with a set of high performance tubeless radial tyres of size 215/60 R16, which provides excellent grip on roads. At the same time, it is also offering a 16-inch steel spare wheel that is covered with 195/60 R16 sized radial tubeless tyres.
1. Initial cost of ownership is very competitive.
2. Safety and comfort features are at par with other contenders.
3. Off-road assistant and traction control features are an added advantage.
4. Engine performance and its acceleration is quite good.
5. External appearance has become more attractive.
1. Cost of maintenance is quite expensive.
2. Ground clearance of just 180mm is a big drawback.
3. There is still scope to improve interior design.
4. Absence of navigation system is a disadvantage.
5. Presence of authorized service stations need to increase.
|Skoda Yeti Elegance 4X2 |
|Skoda Yeti Elegance 4X4 |