Yeti 2009-2013 Elegance Review
“Imagine a world without boundaries.” That’s the statement that truly holds the brand name of Skoda Yeti Elegance. The off road specialist and on road marvel are the two words that are suited to describe this SUV. Skoda Yeti Elegance is the top variant of Skoda Yeti SUV’s. This SUV is a perfect built for a five member family. Also this vehicle with its magnificent interiors will create a sensation to the eyes which might leave you mind boggled. Let it be the challenging Indian roads or the Himalayan Mountains, this beauty with the brains is the one thing that you can conquer with great accessibility that too without compromising with your safety needs and making a hole in your pockets. This SUV comes fully power packed with front wheel drive with both unleaded petrol and diesel engine as per consumer’s need. Skoda Yeti has some serious makeover with 6.5 inch touch screen audio player, adjustable steering and many convenient features. No doubts this variant will be the best in its class of SUV’s and would be in talks for years.
Skoda Yeti Elegance comes in 6 color variants namely Candy White, Brilliant Silver, Mato Brown, Aqua Mist and Magic Black. It comes with factory fitted alloy wheels (16) Nevis. The chrome package further adds more class to this SUV. Silver roof rails which run from the front to the back enhance this Yeti’s profile. Not only the silver colored brush guards prevents from any kind of scratching but also contributes to the ruggedness of the SUV. A front and rear fog light has a corner function which is exclusively available in this variant only. Body colored bumpers that too with same colored door handle ORVM, front grill, power antenna are there to name a few. The dimensions being 4223mm X 1793mm X 1691mm of length , width and height respectively are perfect for a compact SUV. The ground clearance is of about 180mm. The total kerb weight of this vehicle comes out to be 1543 kg.
This car is a masterpiece in adaptability; there are five individual seats, with the rear seats having a creative VarioFlex system. It can be modified into two-seater for those who are in need for maximum cargo space, or four-seater that is very spacious for our legs as well as arms. Also there are two types of interior design; first one is the Lynx, Gobi sand seat which is of leather while the other one is the dune shade fabric. The lumbar support is available for adjustment of both driver and front passenger seats. Tall windscreen offers excellent visibility allowing a great amount of light to pass through it. The doors are trimmed with fabric for providing further insulation of outside noise. The inside rear view mirror (IRVM) is an anti glare. Tripmeter, tachometer along with adjustable steering, dual tone interior, front and rear head restraint are just some of the many more features.
Engine and Performance
Skoda Yeti Elegance comes in a 2.0 L TDI CR turbochargeddiesel engine , which also has a turbocharger with self aligning blades along with liquid cooling system and direct injection system. With 4 cylinders and engine displacement of 1968cc it can produce maximum of 140 PS of peak power at 4200rpm along with 320 Nm of crest torque at the rate of 1750rpm. The transmission is manual and 6 speed gearbox. The mileage is a staggering 17.67 kmpl as per Skoda on highway and 14.33 in city ; The fuel tank is quite bigger with capacity of 60 litres. This muscular and charismatic is not just looks but also has raw power which makes the pickup of 0-100kmph at 11.4 seconds . This vehicle has a top notch speed of 190 kmph .
Braking and Handling
Braking and handling are the two most important things that one needs to keep in mind while purchasing any vehicle especially in our country India So keeping this in mind, Skoda Yeti Elegance has state of the art braking system, which doesn’t compromise with the safety of passengers or driver. Front brakes are disk brakes with inner cooling with single piston floating caliper and rear disc breaks maintains the stability of the SUV. The rack and pinion electro mechanic power steering is equipped for better handling and movement of the car. ABS (Anti-lock Brake) system with electronic brake force distribution prevents wheel locking in the act of sudden braking, which makes sure that the vehicle never skids out. The steering wheel is equipped with music controls which are kind of great as they provide an ease of access. The minimum turning radius is 10 meters at least.
The Skoda India company has never compromised in the safety department and it sets new benchmarks with Skoda Yeti Elegance. With HHC (Hill hold control), HBA, ASR, off road EDL, parktronic sensors with speaker at front and back it just keeps getting better and better . Halogen lamps, dual front air bags, side airbags at front and curtain airbags at front and rear, it has got all our bases covered. In any case of crash, fuel supply would be cut off and protective covers for the engine, transmission and undercarriage and rear suspension arms are there to prevent any serious damage to the SUV.
This SUV variant is factory fitted with Skoda audio player with touch screen controls on a 6.5 inch color display LCD TFT screen along with 6 CD changer and SD/MMC card reader. Auto rain sensing wipers, rear parking sensors, armrest with cup holders, steering adjustment, remote boot/fuel lid opener offer a great help to the owner. Dual climatronic displaywhich also includes AQS (Air Quality Sensor)along with odour filter and pollen filter, tinted windows helps to create a cleaner atmosphere in the Skoda Yeti Elegance.
Compact Size , Safety and handling features Meaner and muscular look Spacious storage space.
High running costs, Rear seats are heavy to fold and remove , Clutch Problems.