Skoda has revealed the facelifted Skoda Yeti
ahead of its Frankfurt Motor Show debut, and the compact off-roader’s
awkward looks have made way for something altogether more stylish.
The most notable changes are at the front, where the centrally
mounted lights have been replaced by a set of square headlights and
foglights mounted low down in the bumper. There’s a sharper grille and
Skoda’s new monochrome badge, too.
The changes at the rear are slightly less pronounced, but there’s a
new design for the taillights and the same triangular creases either
side of the number plate, which are borrowed from the Rapid and Octavia.
Skoda has also introduced two as yet trim levels: an outdoor trim for
those who want an off-road look and a city trim for those who will be
sticking to streets. As you can see, the green outdoor car gets rugged
plastic cladding and more obvious underbody protection. The white city
car gets body-coloured bumpers and side sills for a classier look.
A fresh steering wheel, new seat fabric options and new dash inserts pep up the cabin.
The Yeti’s engine line-up is unchanged but there are a few new
engine/transmission combinations. The front-wheel- drive 104bhp
1.6-litre TDI can now be ordered with a seven-speed DSG gearbox, while
the 168bhp 2.0-litre TDI engine is available with both four-wheel drive
and a six-speed auto fitted.
The current Yeti starts at £15,850 and we’re not expecting the
updated car to command too much of a premium when it goes on sale by the
end of the year. For more details click here.