The Czech Republic based automaker has launched its refreshed SUV in two variants, of which Skoda Yeti Style 4x2 is its base trim. This newly launched trim has a captivating body design on the outside with a chrome surrounded radiator grille, body colored door handles, tinted windows and a set of 16 inch alloy wheels. Inside the cabin, it has a leather wrapped steering wheel, gear shift selector as well as hand brake lever. Moreover, there is dual tone treatment on its dashboard, center console and door panels. Coming to the comfort segment, this model includes rear seat armrest, height adjustable driver and passenger seat. It is engineered with a lot of impressive protective features, comprising of a touchscreen infotainment system with security code, door open indicator, driver seat belt warning light and much more. Beneath the skin, the car manufacturer offers a 1968cc diesel engine in order to pump out 250Nm and bestow a minimum fuel efficiency of 14.3 Kmpl. This mill gets a turbocharger and DOHC valve configuration. The vehicle is available with a standard warranty, but it also can be increased by taking an extended warranty program.
It has a radiator grille that has chrome outlining, LED daytime running lamps and a pair of front as well as rear fog lights. Its bumper brush guards, middle part of roof rails and external rear view mirrors with turn indicators come in silver color, while the door handles are available in body shade. Moreover, there are LED tail lights, rear mud flaps, chrome inserted side moldings and 215/60 tubeless radials covered with 16 inch alloy wheels. A temporary spare wheel is fitted to its tail gate along 195/60 R16 sized tyres. The driver side ORVM gets automatically dimming function, while the side windows as well as rear windscreen have a defogger with timer. This variant has a minimum turning radius of 5 meters, ground clearance of 180mm and wheelbase of 2578mm.
The entire cabin is based on a Gobi Sand theme, while its dashboard and center console are available in a 2-tone shade with Boreal wood design philosophy. Door handles, steering wheel, gear shift indicator, hand brake tip, AC duct sliders and infotainment system come with chrome treatment. It has textile floor mats, automatically dimming inside rear view mirror, front glove box and boot compartment with illumination. Seats and tilt adjustable steering wheel wear the finest leather material. Moreover, this version includes Multi Function Display (MFD), rear view camera along with LCD touchscreen music player display. Its luggage room has a volume of 416 litres that can further be increased up to 1485 litres on folding its rear seat and to 1665 litres by removing the same. There are storage compartments under its front passenger seat and on the top of central dashboard.
Engine and Performance:
It incorporates a 2.0-litre diesel engine with a total of 4 cylinders and a 5-speed manual transmission gear box. Capable of displacing 1968cc, this mill produces an efficacious power of 108.5bhp at 4200rpm and an impressive torque of 250Nm between 1500 to 2500rpm. It has a fuel tank capacity of 55-litres and is based on BS IV emission compliance. There is a direct injection fuel supply system that is enough in enabling it to return a city based mileage of 14.3 Kmpl and 17.72 Kmpl on the highway. Ahead of attaining a top speed of 177 Kmph, this vehicle can reach at 100 Kmph starting from 0 in just 11.6 seconds.
Braking and Handling:
Its front wheels are coupled to discs and rear ones have standard drum brakes. There are McPherson struts at the front axle, while multi element axle is given at the rear. Furthermore, the company offers hill hold control, anti-lock braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution, hydraulic brake assistant and mechanical brake assistant to further enhance the overall mechanism.
It includes numerous amenities, such as adjustable rear AC vents, dual zone climatronic based automatic air conditioning, electrically adaptable external mirrors with memory and boarding spot lamps. There are front and rear power windows with one touch operation and bounce back system. Height and lumbar support adjustment facilities are available for driver as well as passenger seats. It has automatic front wiper with rain sensing function, while rear windscreen includes only wiper and washer. Moreover, this SUV comprises of keyless entry, engine start/stop button, cruise control, driver activity assistant, first row sun visors along vanity mirrors, 12 Volt power accessory outlet in center console and in luggage room. The doors, boot lid and windows can be opened and closed by its remote key. There is a multi function display (MFD) to show traveling time, outside temperature, covered distance, average speed and fuel efficiency. It has indicator regarding gear change recommendation and open door, while warning signals stand for overrun speed. Coming to the entertainment segment, this model is equipped with Skoda audio player along eight speakers and 6.5 inch LCD touchscreen display. Besides these, it gets an integrated 6 CD changer, SD/MMC data card reader, USB, Bluetooth and multifunctional steering wheel.
There are dual front, side as well as curtain airbags, driver seat belt warning light, ABS, EBD, bi-xenon headlights, front and rear parktronic sensors with display on central infotainment system. It includes emergency triangle in boot compartment, high level third brake light, two ISOFIX seats, child proof rear window and door locking. The front seat belts incorporates pretensioners and height adjusting function. It has engine immobilizer with floating code system, which prevent any kind of unauthorized accessibility. There is a significant feature that off its fuel in case of accident. Apart from these, this variant also includes electronic stability program, anti theft alarm, follow me home headlamps and traction control.
1. Refined features are added attraction.
2. Significant comfort and safety features.
1. Ground clearance can be slightly improved.
2. Lack of automatic transmission is a drawback.