Yeti line-up in two during a series of mid-life changes to the popular compact SUV.
will now be able to choose from two different versions of the Yeti: a
‘City’ edition and an ‘Outdoor’ version. The City’s bumpers, side
mouldings and door sills are painted the same colour as the body, while
the same elements are finished in black plastic on the Outdoor for a
more rugged look.
The revised Yeti, set to be revealed at the Frankfurt show next month,
features a new grille and rectangular-shaped headlights with optional
bi-xenons and LED daytime running lights at the front, and more
technical-looking C-shaped lights with optional LEDs and a revised
tailgate at the rear.
Several new alloy wheel options are also
offered on the facelifted Yeti alongside four new paint colours, a new
steering wheel, new dashboard trim and additional fabric seat trims and
patterns. New options include an automatic parallel parking system and a
The four diesel and three petrol engines carry
over unchanged. The more powerful 168bhp 2.0 TDI engine is offered with
an all-wheel-drive, six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission for
the first time, while the base 103bhp 1.6 TDI can now be had with an
optional seven-speed dual-clutch auto.
The revised Yeti will go on sale early next year. It’s an important car for Skoda
in the UK; 2012 was the Yeti’s best year yet, with 7300 sold here
within the marque’s overall total of 53,000 units. And despite this
being the final year before the facelift, 2013 looks set to beat 2012,
with 4900 of Skoda’s 32,000 total sales in the first half of the year
Thanks to: Autocar