Skoda Yeti Style 4x4 is one among the two variants in this series. The vehicle comes with an impressive list of features, and strong design elements complete its holistic persona. It is driven by a turbocharged engine that delivers decent performance as well as reasonable fuel benefits, with a mileage of 17.71kmpl. Inside, an eight speaker audio system guarantees quality entertainment, while steering mounted controls relieve strain for the occupants. The dual zone climatronic system permeates the space with a pleasant air, and it is goes along with a pollen filter and rear air conditioning vents. There is a storage compartment under the front passenger seat, on top of the central dashboard, and under the front centre armrest. Bottle holders are present in the front and rear doors, along with cup holders by the front centre console. The doors and windows come with remote locking function, improving ease of functioning. The vehicle has been equipped with a range of safety systems including the anti lock braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution, mechanical brake assistant and hill hold control. The headlamp clusters are included with LED daytime running lamps, Bi-Xenon lights, corner lights and fog lamps as well.
At the front, the large radiator grille gives a bold effect, and the chrome surround further elevates it. The parallel lines on the hood add to its strong look, while the sleek headlamp clusters are also visually appeasing. There are brush guards on the front and rear bumpers, along with a delicate silver contour. The 16 inch alloy wheels are also impressive elements, and the gentle fenders invigorate the side look. The exterior mirrors come with silver finish for a more distinctive look, while the body coloured door handles blend into the image well. The side mouldings on the body make for a more emphatic look, and they come along with chrome inserts for a more premium effect. The car's bi-colour roof also improves its stylish presence, and there are colour options of black, white and silver for it.
The cabin has been laid out for an atmosphere of grace and elegance. Rich design elements rejuvenate the drive, while comfort features relieve hassle for the occupants. The seats have been wrapped in fine leather upholstery, giving the passengers a more expensive treatment. The 'Gobi Sand' interior atmosphere includes a dual-tone design for the front dashboard, centre console and door panels. A chrome ring on the instrument dials also promotes the opulent aura of the place. A Boreal wood design décor on the front dashboard and centre console adds an element of vitality to the place. The leather wrapped steering wheel gives an enhanced feel for the driver, and this goes along with a leather wrapped gear shift selector and a leather wrapped hand brake lever. Chrome appliques are also present on the steering wheel, gear shift selector, inside door handles, air conditioning duct sliders and hand brake locker. All of this together imbues the cabin with a rich and prolific atmosphere.
Engine and Performance:
Packed within the vehicle is a turbocharged diesel engine, with a liquid cooling system. It has 4 cylinders and 16 valves incorporated through the double overhead camshaft arrangement. A high pressure direct injection system ensures flawless fuel transfer. Altogether, the plant displaces 1968cc, and a manual 5 speed fully synchronised enables smooth transmission. Coming to its specifications, the engine delivers a power of 108bhp at 4200rpm, coupled along with a torque of 250Nm at 1500rpm to 2500rpm.
Braking and Handling:
The vehicle is insulated from the hazards of the road with a robust chassis and braking system. The front axle is rigged with a McPherson model, with lower triangular links and a torsion stabiliser for enhanced stability. For the rear axle, there is a multi-element axle, and it comes along with one longitudinal and three transverse links, and a torsion stabiliser. To keep the machine under good control, there is a hydraulic dual-diagonal circuit braking system and it is vacuum assisted with a dual rate system. Strong discs are present on all wheels, but the front units come with an inner cooling system, along with a single/piston floating calliper. In addition to all of this, the electro-mechanic power steering system further cements control for the driver.
This vehicle comes with an exhaustive list of comfort and convenience features. There are two 12V sockets, allowing occupants to charge devices. Also present are front sun visors with vanity mirrors, reading lamps at the front and rear, a rear view camera, and a multi function display that portrays average speed, fuel consumption, outside temperature etc. A central information system further escalates the sophistication within the cabin. A GSM telephone system along with Bluetooth enables occupants to host calls within the cabin, and to stream music through their devices. The windows are electrically adjustable, and they come with a one touch operation for enhanced ease of working. The Skoda audio player comes with touch screen controls, and a 6.5inch LCD TFT colour display further enriches the entertainment experience. Also present is an integrated six CD changer, an SD/MMC data card reader and a USB/Aux-In link for the convenience of the occupants.
A good level of control is ordained with numerous techno aids, from anti slip regulation to traction control system, electronic differential lock and the electronic stability programme. The car is also programmed with a parking distance control, which consists of sensors at the front and rear. The three point seatbelts improve security, and they come with pretensioners at the front. An engine immobiliser builds safety for the vehicle as well.
1. Great list of features within.
2. Strong safety elements adds to the advantage.
1. Exterior look may deter buyers.
2. Lack of personalisation schemes is a drawback.